At Arn Family Law you will find family lawyers who care about you and your family. We can help with divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, adoption, appeals or the need for a protective order. We understand that family law matters are emotional and stressful. Our attorneys are experienced not only in the law, but in helping client’s manage the stress of their cases. Our divorce attorneys have the experience and compassion that you deserve and your family law case needs.
We welcome you to read more about each of these commitments to our clients, our firm, and our practice areas. We are dedicated to helping our clients manage their costs while giving them the best legal representation possible.
Arn Family Law provides comprehensive legal services in all family law matters. Legal services include informing clients about the law, their process options and the costs and benefits of each possible course of action. Clients are an integral part of all decision making about how their case moves forward. Finally, Arn Family Lawyers will provide decisive representation in negotiations and court.
We offer the personalized attention of a small-town boutique firm with the resources of a big-city firm. Attorneys return client calls within 24 hours and clients are regularly updated on the status of their case. Our attorneys pride themselves on being responsive to our client’s needs. We put our passion, resources and experience to work in every family law case we take.
As the name suggests, family law is a division of civil law pertaining to domestic legal issues:
Essentially, most legal issues that manifest within a family will fall under the purview of family law. If you encounter any such situation, the Columbia family law attorney Arn Family Law can help you determine your best legal options and help protect you and your family’s interests.
Family law attorneys help clients achieve their goals through a process of exchanging information, discussions with the client and legal representation. Legal representation involves engaging a variety of means in pursuit of their client’s goals. The means used will depend on the facts of the case. Strategies for achieving the client’s goals may include commencing negotiations, involving a mediator, referring the client to another professional for needed information or starting litigation. Often times it is advisable to use more than one strategy at a time.
Outside of court, it is the family law attorney’s job to ensure that their clients make informed decisions when reaching agreements. That those agreements are fair and reasonable. Family law attorneys do their job by ensuring that clients understand the law and that they understand the consequences of their decisions. Moreover, attorneys must be strong advocates for their client’s goals during negotiations.
Inside court, the family lawyers job is to present their client’s case to the court. This requires knowledge of the law and the facts. It requires skill in presenting the client’s case. Most importantly, it requires experience.
Whether your family law matter is resolved inside or outside of the courtroom, the attorneys at Arn Family Law have the legal knowledge, skill and experience to help you achieve your goals.
It is not unusual for family law clients to feel and express a desire to have an attorney that will be a real “pit bull”. But there is a difference between being a “pit bull” for the sake of being a “pit bull” vs. being a “pit bull” after you have exhausted all other approaches. Pain, anger, and hurt are common in family law litigation and these emotions lead people to feel the need to be aggressive. Unfortunately, aggressive behavior often begets aggressive behavior. This fuels an escalating spiral of conflict that can cause immeasurable damage to your family and your wallet.
The attorneys at Arn Family Law understand the impact of emotions on family law cases. They encourage clients to process these emotions and not let them overtake reasoned judgment. Resolving family law matters requires thoughtfulness and a strategy. Thoughtfulness in helping parties deescalate their conflict behavior. Strategy in the form of choosing process options that are likely to achieve a desired result. If alternative dispute resolution does not work, Arn Family Law attorneys will pursue results in the courtroom. But experience tells us that litigation should always be the last option.
Discussions between you and your attorney will focus on the facts and law about your case. They will also target the relationship dynamics between you and the opposing party. Understanding relationship dynamics is fundamental to analyzing what process options might be successful. How much conflict is there? Can the parties communicate? Is there any trust in common? Is there a powerful imbalance between the parties? These are important questions that need answers.
Arn Family Law attorneys develop plans for resolving client’s family law matters efficiently and with the least expense. Process options include negotiation, mediation, collaborative law and, of course, litigation. For more information on these processes, options see Comparison of Dispute Resolution Processes.
The attorneys at Arn Family Law have over 35 years of combined experience specializing in family law. They are seasoned trial attorneys and long-standing, respected members of the legal community. They also have a passion for helping families. Experience, reputation and a passion for family law makes Arn Family Law attorneys some of the best. The best representation possible is what your family deserves.
If you are faced with any kind of family-related legal matter, it is crucial that you seek legal counsel from a family law attorney in Annapolis or Columbia—even if it is for just a one-hour consultation. What you don’t know can hurt you.