Baldwin & Briscoe P.C.
22335 Exploration Drive Ste. 2030
Lexington Park, MD 20653
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Family Law Attorneys

Family Law Lexington Park

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Prenuptial Agreements
Separation Agreements
Protection Orders
Alimony and Alimony Modification
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO’S)
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support and Child Support Modification
Name Changes

Family law is an area that touches many sensitive and personal aspects of a client’s life.  At The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C., we understand the long-term financial and emotional consequences these kinds of cases can have on families.  Throughout our years of trusted, competent service and representation we have learned to balance the needs of all parties in a case while pursuing the best resolutions for our own clients.


Below is a listing and basic information of all the areas of family law we practice.


Prenuptial Agreements 
A prenuptial agreement is a contract that helps manage the risk of a future marital relationship that comes to an end through divorce, separation or dissolution of the marriage.  A prenuptial allows you and your partner to decide on issues now such as property ownership, management of financial affairs, spousal support, or any other area you have mutual interests in now rather than later.


Separation Agreements 
A separation agreement is a voluntary contract between a husband and wife who choose to live separately.   The agreement can address any of the matters that accompany the end of a marriage, such as child custody and visitation, alimony, or division of marital property and debt.


Protection Orders 
Protection and peace orders protect victims of abuse through the courts.   These orders require that an individual who has committed an abusive act stop any violent or threatening physical actions, stop any threatening verbal contact, and stay away from a victim’s home and work.  Additionally, these orders can include granting temporary possession of a family home, child custody, and financial support.


Maryland separates divorce into two categories:  limited and absolute.  A limited divorce is a court-ordered separation.  In a limited divorce a judge lacks the authority to divide real property or pensions.  In an absolute divorce the marital relationship is terminated, all property can be divided.


An annulment is the process of declaring a marriage invalid.  Maryland law allows marriages to be voided for a variety of reasons.


Alimony and Alimony Modification 
During a divorce a judge often awards alimony when partners in a marriage have unequal incomes.   However, circumstances change.  After a divorce is final the court may still be petitioned to modify alimony settlements in ways that reflect the new realities of each partner’s financial situation. 


Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO’s) 
A Qualified Domestic Relations Order is a court ruling that divides and distributes the benefits of a retirement plan between separating partners during a divorce.   For couples who shared a long marriage the financial value of a pension plan may outweigh the value of the house they share;  through QDROs, courts divide these benefits.


Child Custody and Visitation 
Children are often the unintended victims of separation and divorce.  Through parenting plans, child custody and visitation are arranged as best as is possible.  At The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C., we can guide you through the process.


Child Support and Child Support Modification 
Child support is one of the issues decided during a divorce.  Similar to alimony, courts take the financial resources of both partners into account when awarding child support.


Name Changes 
A court in Maryland will legally change your name so long as it is not done with intent to commit fraud or escape debt.  At The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C. we can walk you through the process step-by-step, ensuring the procedure is committed smoothly. 


There are many kinds of guardianships in Maryland.  In any situation where a person is unable to make their own decisions the court may appoint a guardian over them.  Our firm represents clients involved in all types of guardianships.

To read more about guardianships, see the following article:

Fiduciary Duty and Guardianships
Caretaking of an Adult Destitute Child


Adoptions in Maryland are made through a comprehensive legal procedure.  The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C. has served adopters for years by representing them and seeing them make it through the courts.


After a divorce an ex-spouse may be charged with contempt for failing to make payments or failure to fulfill promises they made during the divorce.  Our firm will work to ensure swift and fair resolutions of any of your post-divorce legal needs.



The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C. also offers these services:

Bankruptcy and ForeclosureBusiness LawCivil LitigationCriminal DefenseEmployment, Disability, and Consumer RightsFamily LawGovernment Contracts LawIntellectual Property, Personal InjuryReal Estate, Social Security Disability & Workers’ Compensation and Wills, Trusts, & Estates


Contact Us

The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.

22335 Exploration Drive

Suite 2030

Lexington Park, MD 20653

301-862-4400 Phone

301-862-3009 Fax



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Bankruptcy & Foreclosure

Business Law

Civil Litigation

Criminal Defense

Employment/Disability Rights

Government Contracts Law

Family Law

Intellectual Property

Personal Injury

Real Estate

Social Security Disability

Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Workers' Compensation

Our Attorneys

Samuel C.P. Baldwin, Jr., Esq.

Janice Briscoe, Esq.

Richard J. Steinmetz Jr., Esq.

David J. Hebb, Esq.

Sandra Kaufman Jonasen, Esq.

Andrew N. Sindler, Esq.
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With an office conveniently located in Lexington Park, The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C. serves clients in the counties and cities of Lexington Park, Leonardtown, Hollywood, Mechanicsville, Loveville, Helen, Breton Bay, Chaptico, Charlotte Hall, Golden Beach, Avenue, La Plata, Waldorf, Newburg, Port Tobacco, Port Charles, Solomons Island, Prince Frederick, Chesapeake Shores, Hughesville, Benedict, Nanjemoy, Lusby, Port Republic, St. Mary's County, Charles County, Calvert County, Prince George's County, Southern Maryland.

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