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Family Law, Bankruptcy & Criminal Defense Lawyers in Columbia

Serving Glen Burnie and Maryland for 20 Years

At Ward & Co. CHTD, we recognize that you may be looking for a lawyer during a difficult time in your life. Whether you have been arrested, are struggling with debt, or are considering divorce, our experienced attorneys can help you. As we offer a wide range of legal services and come from different legal backgrounds, we can guide you through nearly any legal situation, prepared for any turns your case may take.

Our attorneys have training and experience in mediation, collaborative, law, and litigation. Whatever approach your case requires, we can provide you the legal representation and support you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to discover how we can help you assert your rights and protect your future. Contact our Glen Burnie attorneys today.

Call (410) 775-5955 or email us today to set up your free initial consultation. Evening appointments are available.

  • Cathleen Ward
  • Amanda Schmidt
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    Urban Sophistication. Suburban Convenience.

    At our Glen Burnie law firm, our attorneys are ready to help you navigate virtually any legal matter. Whether you need to modify a child custody agreement, fight against a criminal charge, or achieve debt relief, our team is backed by the experience, resources, and track record of a big city firm, while our local attorneys can still provide you with personalized legal support you deserve. Discover how our lawyers can put decades of proven experience on your side.

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    • Frequently Asked Questions

    • What Are Some of the Benefits of Mediation?

      In mediation, you negotiate your case outside of court, working with a certified mediator who is trained to facilitate a respectful, productive process. This process is much faster than going through the courts, which not only helps you avoid needless delays but can also help you save money. As mediation is faster and less expensive, it is also less stressful than litigation. Mediators are specially trained to defuse conflict, ensuring that your case proceeds on schedule and that matters stay civil. Finally, mediation puts the decision-making power in your hands. You don't have to leave your future up to the courts. Instead, you can craft the perfectly tailored resolution that you and your loved ones need.

    • What Are Some Factors That Determine Child Support?

      Maryland laws include a mathematical guideline to calculate child support. These guidelines factor in each parent's gross income, any alimony being paid or received, any other child support being paid, the custody arrangement, costs of the child(ren)'s care and education, and more.

    • What Are My Rights After a Criminal Arrest?

      Some of your constitutional protections include the right to be considered innocent unless the prosecutor can establish guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt”. You also have the right to a speedy, public trial by jury, and the right against being charged twice for the same crime (in other words, double jeopardy). A few of your most important, urgent rights, however, include:


      The right against self-incrimination. You have the right to remain silent, and it is entirely in your best interests to exercise this right until you speak with an attorney.


      The right to an attorney. There is no reason to waive this right. You are up against the government and its resources. You want a seasoned, qualified professional to protect your rights and your future.


      The right to adequate representation. Not only are you entitled to an attorney, but you are also entitled to competent counsel. This does not mean an attorney who avoids making any mistakes, but some guilty verdicts have been thrown out based on a lawyer giving the case to a student intern or for admitting a client's guilt for a lesser crime without approval from the defendant, etc.


      Discover how you can best assert your legal rights when you contact a Columbia criminal defense lawyer at Ward & Co. CHTD for a free initial consultation.

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