Both married and unmarried parents could find themselves involved in a paternity case.
If you are not married, but you have children, it is usually necessary for the mother to establish paternity, which then allows for child support to the mother and visitation rights for the father.
And, for married parents, establishing paternity could be part of divorce proceedings, although children are generally presumed to be the biological children of the husband and wife.
Why Hire James E. Crawford, Jr & Associates in Maryland
A paternity suit may be necessary if you have a man who does not believe he is the father. It may also be necessary for a mother who wants the baby's father to play an active role in her child's life. We've been representing both men and women throughout Maryland since 1992.
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Clients looking for a dedicated, hard-working, thorough, and tough advocate that offers personalized attention for their unique case should ask for Florian. When Flo handles your case, expect professional, responsive, and proactive representation that gets results.
Domestic Partner and Senior Litigator
For your domestic case, the buck stops with Zack Groves. Zack's priority is to maintain your family and quality of life, no matter what your case entails, with individualized representation.
Timothy's current clients on domestic litigation leverage his nearly 20 years' experience litigating in state, federal, and administrative courts throughout Maryland. Work with Timothy if you want a legal ally who can truly connect with you and your case to achieve your desired outcome.
With a legal focus on domestic cases and a background in criminal defense, Abbey is determined to see justice done for individuals in their time of greatest need, fueled by her passion for thoughtful, mission-oriented preparation. With Abbey at your side, know that your case will be handled with the attention and respect it deserves.
James E. Crawford
Founding Partner and Senior Litigator
Jim believes that the power to change the life of even one client is worth more than any amount of money or prestige. That's why he's spent just about every day of his working career in a Maryland courtroom, giving clients their opportunity for justice.
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Once you retain James Crawford Law, you’ll have the entire Firm team at your disposal to fight for your side of the story. Our first priority will be the success of your case.