Family Law

Passionate legal strategies for life's most personal matters.

Divorce ● Child Custody/Visitation ● Protective/Peace Orders ● Contempt/Modification

 

Representing families in Divorce and Child Custody matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia for Over a Decade
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, the Law Office of Janelle Ryan-Colbert can help. We have served families in Prince George’s County for more than a decade.

Janelle Ryan-Colbert, Esq. focuses on negotiating Separation Agreements, Divorce, Child Support, Custody, Visitation, Parenting Plans, Division of Marital Property, and all other family law issues.

 
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Divorce

When you decide to end your marriage, it is very important that you understand your rights and obligations.

The separation process can be overwhelming. Speaking with an experienced & supportive attorney who will guide you through the process & provide personalized recommendations for your situation is essential.

 
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Child Custody/Visitation

Decisions regarding your children are paramount when you are dealing with a separation or divorce.

Designing a parenting plan that focuses on your child’s best interests while assuring that you remain an active part of your child’s life is critical. Your ability to financially support your child is of major concern.

 
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Protective/Peace Orders

Colbert Law Firm LLC has represented clients who are victims of domestic violence. If you are dealing with a domestic violence legal matter, we can help you obtain a protective order or peace order to protect yourself and your family against an aggressor.  Have you been threatened, harassed or assaulted by spouse, domestic partner or friend, if so we will fight to ensure your protection against the perpetrator. With more than a decade of experience in handling protective orders and peace orders, we can help!

Colbert Law Firm LLC has also represented clients who have been falsely charged with domestic violence. If you are dealing with a domestic violence legal matter, you probably wish the whole thing would disappear and that it had never happened. One occurrence is all that is required for law enforcement to become involved. Once this happens, restraining orders and being unable to come home to see your loved ones are typical results from an alleged domestic abuse incident. Our firm will work with you to get the restraining orders removed and help you get back together with your family.

 
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Contempt/Modification

Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly, and defend you if you get behind in your payments by working out payments with the Court and keeping you out of jail. 

 

We provide family law services in the following areas:

·         Alimony

·         Child custody and visitation

·         Child support

·         Child support modification, enforcement, and contempt

·         Divorce

·         Medication and Settlement Negotiations: Divorce, Custody and Property issues

·         Guardianship

·         Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings including CINA, and CINS cases

·         Property distribution, pensions, retirement plans, and monetary awards

·         Pre- and post-nuptial agreements 


Adoption 
The Law Office of Janelle Ryan-Colbert assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. We handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family member. 

Alimony
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. The Law Office of Janelle Ryan-Colbert helps you establish an equitable amount of spousal support. 

Child custody and visitation
We protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home. 

Child support
We can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment. 

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly, and defend you if you get behind in your payments by working out payments with the Court and keeping you out of jail. 

Divorce
Through mediation or litigation, we can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, pensions, retirement plans, and all other investments, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody and visitation rights. 

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
The Law Office of Janelle Ryan-Colbert is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Maryland to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.  Also, we defend juveniles in criminal Juvenile Court proceedings.  Further, we handle Child In Need Of Assistance (CINA) and Child In Need Of Supervision (CINS) cases.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. We can help you obtain the most equitable divorce, property and custody settlements. Further, we try to proceed through mediation and negotiation to keep legal fees at the lowest possible cost.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
The Law Office of Janelle Ryan-Colbert expects the unexpected and drafts premarital and postmarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress if you ever divorce. 

Contact a dedicated Upper Marlboro family law attorney.
For assistance on any family law matter, call the Law Office of Janelle Ryan-Colbert at (301) 576-6200 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

 

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