Compassionate Legal Guidance through the Divorce Process

In the mix of emotions that come along with deciding to get divorced, it's not uncommon to forget that this is a time when you need to be focused more on your future than your past.

The decisions you make in the coming months will shape your life for years.

  • Where will you live? Where will your children live?
  • Will you be able to maintain your lifestyle? What resources will you need in order to do so? Do you need additional education or training?
  • Will you have health insurance?
  • What about the pension money you counted on?

When you begin the divorce process, you have legal rights and personal goals. Your divorce lawyer will work to ensure your rights are protected and that your personal goals guide the negotiation process.

I'm divorce attorney Susan Kirwan. After almost 10 years of helping clients reach divorce and property settlement agreements, I have seen how the rigid pursuit of a specific outcome can have long-term negative consequences. I help my clients consider all their options and the strategies we might use to accomplish their goals.

My goal is to help you find an outcome that will be acceptable for you now as well as in the future. For example:

  • If accomplishing your divorce quickly is an important goal, are you willing to settle for a smaller share of the marital property, knowing you can replace it later?
  • If you know you will need more training to compete in the workforce, will you accept less property now in exchange for more financial support to get through school?
  • If you want to maintain a good working relationship with your ex-spouse in order to parent your children, are you willing to be flexible with parenting time plans?

At my law office, I work with clients who are taking their divorce and property division case to Maryland family law court, but I also support clients who want to use mediation.

Mediation and litigation are not mutually exclusive. You may reach agreement on most issues using mediation, but then need to go before the family court judge for other issues. You can count on me to be your strongest advocate in whatever process you choose to use.

I invite you to contact my Baltimore, Maryland law office to schedule a free half-hour consultation. I look forward to providing you with the dedicated legal representation you need in order to reach a positive divorce settlement agreement.

Susan Kirwan, Attorney at Law

210 East Lexington Street, Suite 105
Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone: (410) 244-1456 • Fax: (410) 244-1459
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Baltimore family law and divorce attorney Susan Kirwan represents families in Baltimore County, Howard County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, and communities around Baltimore such as Towson, Lutherville, Owings Mills, Annapolis, Laurel, Aberdeen, and Pikesville.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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