Hire An Experienced Southern Maryland Family Law Attorney

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Our law firm has been handling divorce cases, child custody cases, and other family law cases in Waldorf, Lexington Park, and throughout Southern Maryland for over 30 years. We have seen thousands of family law cases – including some of the hardest. We hande divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation disputes, protective orders, and adoptions. There isn’t much we have not already seen. Chances are we have handled a divorce or child custody case similar to yours in the past. That knowledge and experience is what you get when you hire an experienced local attorney to handle your family law case.

Another reason to choose us is our client-friendly billing model. Most attorneys charge by the hour, which rewards inefficiency and makes your legal expenses unpredictable. We charge by the task, using an alternative fee model. This gives you predictability and control over your legal expenses. See our explanation here for all the details.

We are truly local family law attorneys – serving clients in Charles County, St. Mary’s County, and Prince George’s County. We know the local court systems in La Plata, Leonardtown and Upper Marlboro. Learn more about us here. We don’t drive down to Southern Maryland to handle occasional family law cases. We live here. 

If you are facing a divorce, a child custody battle, or other type of family law matter, we can help. The first step is a consultation. We will review your personal situation and discuss the law in Maryland as it pertains to you. We will give you some options to consider, so you can make the best choice for you and your family. 

We know you are in a tough situation right now. We can navigate the legal system for you, and get you to the point where all of this is just a bad memory. 


What Do I Do Next?

Don’t wait to find out what you need to know about divorce and child custody. We wrote the Free Legal Consumer Guide on Divorce, and the Free Legal Consumer Guide on Child Custody & Child Support so you can discover the answers to your legal questions today.


Read those guides now. You can learn a lot in about 15 minutes. Then call us for a consultation to discuss the particular facts of your case.


If you are facing a family law crisis, things you do now will affect your legal case later. You should be informed and know your options before you make decisions. Our Free Legal Consumer Guides will show you what you need to know today.

Choosing A Team

When you hire our firm for your family law case, you don’t just hire a single lawyer – you hire a team.


D’Erra Jackson is our family law attorney, and she concentrates her practice in this area. She is backed up by Cameron Methner, who has years of experience in family law cases before expanding her practice. Partner Dave Gormley has been handling family law cases his entire career. We have a lot of “depth” on our family law team.


We are the only local firm with a client friendly billing model that does not rely on billing by the hour. This makes your fees efficient and predictable. Click here to read all the details



Get A Consultation

Contact us today for a consultation. You really need a personal consultation to go over the unique facts of your family law case.


For consultations in family law cases we charge a flat fee of $100. We can do them in person or over the phone. We will listen to the unique facts of your case and explain the law as it applies to you. We will discuss your options so you can make informed decisions.


Contact us today to schedule your consultaiton. We will make it convenient for you to get answers and identify your next steps. 

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