Family Law

Family transitions can be challenging not only legally, but from an emotional standpoint as well. Divorce, child custody, and other family law matters can affect your whole future and that of your children. It is important to have not just sound legal advice and strong advocacy, but the personal support you need to get through a difficult time and move forward with your life.

At Stein Legal, our capable, caring attorneys and staff help you navigate your family law matter, guiding you through every step of the process. We listen to your story, help you understand what to expect from the legal process, and explore your options with you so that you can make the best decisions for your family’s future.

Compassionate Guidance for Maryland Family Law Issues

Stein Legal represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including:


In Maryland, an “absolute divorce” terminates your marriage and divides your marital property, establishes child custody and support if you have children, and may involve one spouse paying alimony to the other. A “limited divorce” can also divide property, and establish child custody, support, and alimony, but it does not legally end the marriage; it is what most people consider a legal separation.

Child Custody and Support

Whether or not you are married to your child’s other parent, Stein Legal can help you establish physical and legal custody of your child, parenting time, and a fair child support award. Child custody in Maryland is determined according to the “best interests of the child.” We present the facts of the case to the court in a way that best supports your position.


When the parents of a child are not married, it may be necessary to take legal steps to establish the paternity or legal parentage of the child. Stein Legal can help with this process, making sure that parents and children receive all the benefits of a full legal relationship.

Domestic Violence

When close relationships turn violent, one party may need legal protection from a spouse, family member, dating partner or roommate. With skill and sensitivity, the compassionate attorneys of Stein Legal guide clients through the process of petitioning for a protective order.


Adoption of a child is one of the most joyful events a family can experience. Stein Legal can help hopeful parents navigate the adoption process in the state of Maryland.

Contact Stein Legal

Our bilingual team of attorneys and support staff work together to guide our clients through the legal matters that affect their family’s future. We prioritize communication, answering your questions, keeping you informed, and giving you the support you need to make the important decisions you are facing.

Stein Legal puts our clients and their families first. We strive for excellence in client service, and are deeply committed to helping our clients achieve their goals. To learn more about Stein Legal’s family law practice, or to consult with our bilingual team about your legal question, please contact Stein Legal.