The traditional attorney/client model. One of our attorneys in your area is ready to handle every aspect of your case. Full-Service Representation is ideal if there are unique or complex issues in your case, or if you simply need someone with the time and expertise to devote to getting you the best possible result. Your attorney will talk with you throughout your case about what may be required including things like filing certain motions, conducting written discovery or depositions, issuing subpoenas, negotiating settlements, and talking with witnesses in preparation for a trial.Read More
Also referred to as “UNBUNDLED LEGAL SERVICES.” You can choose a limited package of services to fit your budget and the needs of your case. Your attorney’s work will only include the items listed in the package selected. (See our package options here) Limited Scope Representation allows you to work through your case with your attorney to allocate your funds where they matter most. You will have the benefit of your attorney’s knowledge and experience throughout your case, but you will not have to pay for things that you can effectively do yourself…Read More
Individual services that can be purchased separately for a flat fee. If you have handled most of your case on your own or you only need a particular item completed by an attorney, this is a great option. Examples include having an attorney draft a separation or settlement agreement for you, having an attorney help you to answer discovery (Interrogatories and Requests for Documents), or having in-court representation at a final hearing or trial without the attorney having represented you in the earlier parts of the case.Read More
Divorce is a difficult and emotional process for families.
Our job as lawyers and counselors is to provide legal advice and direction, and to make sure you know what your rights and obligations are under the law. But more importantly, we are also here to help you shoulder some of the burden at this difficult time.
You can’t take a break from life to get through your divorce. Having an attorney to advise and guide you through it can provide you with the relief, knowledge, and confidence to get through your case and come out stronger on the other side.
Rusz Legal Services has built our business on helping people get through their divorce cases within their budget. Read more about Unbundled Legal Services and make an appointment with one of our attorneys to see what service level is right for your case. Get through your divorce without giving all your money to a lawyer!
Each divorce is a little different. But, during the legal process, your divorce issues before the court will be one or more of the following:
- Grounds for divorce
- Identification and division of marital assets
- Physical and legal custody of children
- Child support
In many cases these issues can be resolved without a lengthy court battle. However, parties who do not have the assistance of an attorney may find it difficult because they do not know the legal definitions, the factors that a court must consider when making a decision, or what their rights and obligations are under the law. At Rusz Legal Services we believe that helping clients understand these things goes hand in hand with any level of representation. See our FAQ’s page to learn more about Divorce Law in Maryland.
When it comes to the care and custody of your children you need an attorney who will understand what you’re going through and who will work with you to get the best result for you and your kids.
At Rusz Legal Services we understand that the well being of your children is your priority and we work to support you in the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on caring for your kids during this difficult time.
A custody case can be a very emotional experience for the parties involved. Whether you take advantage of our Unbundled Legal Services or decide on Full Representation with us, we will help you to present the facts and circumstances of your case in the most beneficial way within the rules and procedures of the court in order to get you the best result for your children.
If you are filing or responding to a custody case the court’s ultimate directive is to make a decision that is in the best interests of the child(ren). If you are filing or responding to a Motion to Modify Custody then you must prove two things. First you must prove that there has been a material change in circumstance that affects the welfare of the child(ren) since the time of the last order, and second you must prove that the change you are asking for is in the best interests of the child(ren).
An attorney can help you to sort through all the issues and facts in your case to determine which are most relevant to the factors a court must consider and provide you with valuable insight about which issues carry the most weight in court.
If Child Support is at issue in your case the court will use the Maryland Child Support Guidelines to calculate the amount of support. The law on child support in Maryland is written such that it is the obligation of both parents to support their children and this obligation can be enforced in a number of ways. While Child Support and Custody may both be at issue in a case, neither party may withhold access to a child solely because of their failure to pay support.
Whether you are just preparing to get married, or just preparing to split up, reaching an agreement about issues like custody, child support, alimony, and division of assets is usually preferable to a drawn out legal battle. No one knows your family better than you do. Rather than having a judge decide what happens to your kids, or with your assets, you can spend some time working with an attorney and the opposing party to reach an agreement that is satisfactory for everyone involved and eliminates the uncertainty and risk of going to court.
Working with an attorney to come to an agreement with your partner or ex-partner can save you months of time and thousands of dollars in legal fees now and in the future.
In FULL REPRESENTATION and Limited Scope cases, our attorneys can help you to understand the law and advise you about what may or may not happen if you do take issues like custody, alimony, or asset division before a judge. Once everyone is informed, it is much easier to reach an agreement that works for you and your family.
"Ms. Rusz was extremely professional and had a very strong knowledge base of how my case would be handled. Ms. Rusz provided invaluable advice and brought my case to a quick closure and to my satisfaction..."
– Calvert W.
"Ms. Aysia Stockton was the best. She was very caring and provided me with the best advice and guidance for my Divorce. She was very professional and attentive to what I was going through..."
– Carlton C.
"I was treated very well by my attorney. He kept me up to date on everything that was going on and did an amazing job with my case. Great. It was a simple and easy process and I got what i wanted out of the situation."
– Brandon T.
What To Do Next!
The team at Rusz Legal Services understands that many of the situations that bring clients to seek our assistance are incredibly sensitive. After all, it is your family. However, regardless of the family law topic you seek assistance with, our team of experienced and supportive family law attorneys is ready and waiting to help.
To begin on the path towards a favorable resolution, the first step is scheduling an initial consultation. We will discuss your current situation, the circumstances surrounding it, and your options when moving forward. We are committed to finding favorable solutions for our clients and we value your goals for your case and your family. Time is often of the essence in cases of this kind, so call for your free telephone consultation now!
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Frequently Asked Questions
- You are required to respond
- There are deadlines for your response, so be careful
- You can send discovery to the other party too
- There are rules about what to do if a party does not respond to discovery
- Failing to respond may result in being charged with the other party’s attorney’s fees or not being allowed to present evidence at your trial
- While you may be required to provide a lot of information in discovery that seems irrelevant to you, not everything is ‘discoverable’