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Rusz Legal Services

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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
  • Alimony
  • 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.

Custody And Child Support

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.

Settlement Agreements And Prenuptial Agreements

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.

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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

If a Judge made a legal or factual error in your case then you may have a basis to appeal or ask for reconsideration. There are very strict deadlines for filing appeals and motions to reconsider. As soon as you get a decision that you think is wrong you should contact an attorney for a consultation and find out what you can do and what the best course of action is for your case.
Read below for more information about challenging a court’s decision.
When you receive Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents (commonly called “discovery”) there are a number of things to consider. Every case is unique and can have different time deadlines or other factors that will determine what you are required to do. As a general matter here are some things to consider when you receive discovery:
  1. You are required to respond
  2. There are deadlines for your response, so be careful
  3. You can send discovery to the other party too
  4. There are rules about what to do if a party does not respond to discovery
  5. 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
  6. While you may be required to provide a lot of information in discovery that seems irrelevant to you, not everything is ‘discoverable’
If you have received discovery are are not sure how to answer or what you need to do, consider a consultation with an attorney. You may benefit from legal coaching and assistance just with your discovery issues, or you may want an attorney to help you through the rest of your case. Either way, a brief consultation can help you make sure you are taking the right next steps and not missing anything that will hurt your case later.
The exchange of information during a divorce or custody case is called the Discovery process. It may include written questions called Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, Subpoenas for information from third parties, depositions and more.
Have a conversation with an attorney who provides unbundled services and can listen to the facts of your case, discuss what you can do for yourself, and help you figure out what level of representation makes sense for your case and your budget.
When you hire an attorney for full representation you are paying that attorney an hourly rate for all of the time they spend on your case, usually you are paying for every 6-minute increment of time spent on your case. A full representation includes an attorney entering their appearance with the court so that all mail and other correspondence about your case goes to your attorney and not to you. In a full representation you will pay your attorney for correspondence and phone calls with you, the court, opposing attorneys, mediators etc. You’ll also pay for your attorney to review documents, respond to motions filed by the opposing party, conduct discovery, prepare and file simple procedural motions like motions to postpone or short financial statements, and otherwise prepare your case for settlement and/or trial. When you pay a flat fee for unbundled services you pay up front for the particular service you need, court communication comes through you, and you do not pay for simpler things you can do yourself.

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    1125 West St. Suite 215 Annapolis, MD 21401Get Direction
  • Phone (443) 300-2335
  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday (08:30 am – 05:00 pm)
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