Divorce Lawyer and Custody Attorney with many years of experience practicing Law in Maryland Family Law courts
Maryland Lawyers focusing on
F   A   T   H   E   R   S'         R   I   G   H   T   S
in Today's Maryland Custody and MD Divorce Law
Divorce Attorney with office in Ellicott City
Custody Lawyer serving Ellicott City, Columbia, Clarksville, Burtonsville, Westminster, Laurel, and Baltimore
Divorce Lawyer serving Howard County, Carroll County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County,
and Baltimore City, Maryland
M   A   T   N   E   Y         L   A   W         F   I   R   M,   LLC
Maryland Family Law is all we do and we do it well!
We Fight For Fathers!
We have won for Fathers many times in Courts around the state of Maryland!
***Past success is no guarantee whatever of future success***
Attorney Matney has obtained Joint Legal Custody, and Joint Physical Custody with
50-50 time sharing (i.e., equal authority/equal access), for Fathers many times
in Family Law Courts around the State of Maryland.   She has also achieved Settlement for Joint Legal and Joint Physical Custody
with Equal Time Sharing
Attny Matney has also obtained Sole Legal and Sole Physical Custody for Fathers at the Trial level, at the Appellate level,
by Emergency Hearing, and also by Settlement.
Recent published Opinion regarding Constitutional Rights and Family Law
where Attny Matney obtained an Order for Sole Legal and Sole Physical Custody for the Father
wherein the Court refined and clarified part of Maryland Child Custody Law
in response to her argument:
McDermott v. Dougherty,   385   Md.   320   (2005).
*The McDermott case was recently upheld and expanded to also cover Maryland Visitation Law on 1/12/07 in the
case of Koshko v. Haining.
Consultations are by appointment only
and can be by phone or in person
The laws referenced on this site are meant to be used as general background information only and should not be used to
replace actual legal advice from an experienced Family Law attorney regarding your unique case or circumstances.
If you would like to have a consultation with Attorney Matney, the first thing we need for you to do is fill out our
Appointment Request E-Mail Form below.   This will enable us to make sure there is no conflict of interest and that the
attorney could possibly be available on the date(s) you may need in the court you need, and that the type of work you
need done is something the attorney does.
For example, while we will accept custody cases involving children
who were adopted, we do not do actual adoption work.
Filling out the e-mail form enables us to quickly help you avoid
losing valuable time finding an attorney if we are not going to be able to possibly help you, and
will enable us to help you faster if we are going to be able to help you.
If there seems to be no conflict regarding names, dates, and/or subject matter, and if you
then decide to have a consultation with Attorney Matney about your case or situation, the cost would be
the attorney's hourly rate of $275.00 an hour, payable by MasterCard or Visa.
Filling out our form is no
guarantee of the attorney being able to discuss your case with you or of case acceptance.
Appointment Request E-mail Form
Consultations can be by phone or in person, but are by prior appointment only
The Matney Law Firm is based in Rockville, Maryland, but we do accept divorce and custody cases
in many different areas around the State of Maryland.   Maryland Family Law is all we do and we do it in many
different counties around the State of Maryland.   We have won for Fathers many times in courts around the
State of Maryland.   *Past success is no guarantee of future success.
We do not charge for travel-time to/from court hearings or
Matney Law Firm, LLC
2275 Research Blvd., Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
To avoid confusion regarding dates, times, and locations,
all appointments are set and confirmed via e-mail only.
If you would like to speak to the attorney,
please click on the Appointment Request E-mail Form link above to begin the process of setting your appointment.
We accept cases regarding Maryland Custody, Divorce,
and/or Abuse claims only
As spouses and parents do not always remain in the same county after they separate in this highly mobile area,
we accept cases throughout much of Maryland to accommodate our clients' needs.
We do not charge for travel-time to/from court hearings or depositions.