ACCOMPLISHED DIVORCE LAWYERS IN ELLICOTT CITY, MD

ABOUT US

Mulinazzi Law Office has extensive experience with divorce law and has successfully helped 100s of Ellicott City clients over its almost 20 years of existence. The attorneys are former educators and excellent presenters. They will provide you with all the options available to you, as well as give you a clear understanding of what risks and costs are associated with each option. Their expertise lies in helping their clients understand the complicated divorce process. Mulinazzi Law Office doesn’t simply stop at providing results-driven services, but we also educate our clients on the probable outcomes of their situation. This way, you can make more calculated decisions during this pivotal period of change. The Mulinazzi Law Office knows that processing a divorce is difficult, and they pride themselves on providing the support you need during this time, simplifying your choices, and being available for you when you need it. They will give you the affirmation and insight you need to make complex decisions.

We understand how difficult divorce and other family law problems can be, so our number one priority is assisting clients in resolving these issues with as little drama and expense as possible.

DIVORCE LITIGATION

Making the decision to get a divorce is never easy. Emotions are high, and even minor disagreements can seem like major problems. When you’re considering divorce, it’s hard to see things objectively. That’s why it’s so important to work with a lawyer who understands your situation and can help you make informed decisions. We’re the Maryland divorce lawyers you’ve been looking for. The lawyers at Mulinazzi Law Office keeps your fees down by not increasing the drama and tension of the situation. This is why they’ve earned the respect of the Judges on the Bench in Howard County.

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

Maryland offers two types of divorce–no-fault and fault-based. With a no-fault divorce, the spouse asking for the divorce doesn’t have to prove that their partner did something wrong. Conversely, in a fault-based divorce (abuse, adultery, desertion, etc.) the conduct must be proven by the requesting spouse. An experienced Ellicott City attorney will know when it is most appropriate to go forward on a fault-based ground. Contact Ellicott City’s Mulinazzi Law Office, www.mulinazzi.com.

When filing for divorce in Maryland, grounds may be chosen from a number of different options. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages that will be discussed with you during your initial consultation so that you can make the best decisions for your case from the beginning.

TIMELINES IN A DIVORCE CASE –
“HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?”

Mutual consent divorces are an excellent option for couples who no longer want to remain married but do not want to take the time and hassle of going through litigation. When no minor children are involved, and both parties agree on all matters, such as the division of assets and liabilities, a no-fault divorce can be obtained relatively quickly with the help of an experienced family law firm like Mulinazzi Law Office.

While it is possible to expedite the final divorce hearing date, at Mulinazzi Law Office, we will always listen to you and work with you until everything is done right–not just fast. The time period from the beginning to the end of the divorce process shouldn’t prioritize over making sure your rights are protected throughout. Many different elements influence how long your case might take. For example, where you file for divorce (what County), the decisions or agreements made along the way, and the services that are needed for your case impact the timeline for the final outcome.

The Mulinazzi Law Office always strives to get you the best result for your family outside of Court. However, if it is necessary to go to trial, then every staff member at MLO will help ensure you are fully prepared while not making the situation worse and not driving up your fees.

If you’re looking for an attorney who will help facilitate positive and effective agreements that work for everyone, contact our firm online or call 410-290-6270 to schedule your appointment.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

While separation and divorce are almost always stressful, couples can opt to go through the collaborative process instead. This method is known to reduce arguments and tension and create lasting, durable agreements. Attorney Thomas Mulinazzi has helped 100s of Ellicott City families create lasting agreements for almost 20 years.

In collaborative law, your lawyer is still your advocate, but instead of working against the other party, everyone works together as a team with common goals for the family in mind. Mental health professionals called “coaches” are usually part of the team and help both spouses work through any emotional turmoil to see positive solutions. Before meeting with their spouses, clients visit the Coaches to resolve any concerns they may have. The Coaches use their expertise in child development and family dynamics to help the clients create Parenting Plans that address custody, access, and decision-making issues. Because the process is discreet, dignified, and respectful, it keeps you out of Court while still providing solutions that work for you and under your timeline.

Working For Everyone’s Best Interest

The collaborative divorce process gives everyone a chance to have their concerns heard in a peaceful and non-threatening environment. This also allows for options that can allay those concerns. With the help of collaboratively trained lawyers, both sides are equals working together towards common goals decided by the clients, rather than one side trying to control or manipulate the outcome. Attorney Thomas Mulinazzi is a Certified Collaborative Law Professional, having completed the Collaborative and Advanced Team Collaborative Training. He has successfully helped dozens of clients create lasting and fair agreements using the Collaborative Process.
 

ABOUT ELLICOTT CITY, MD

Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in, and the county seat of, Howard County, Maryland. Part of the Baltimore metropolitan area, its population was 65,834 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous unincorporated county seat in the country. Ellicott City’s historic downtown – the Ellicott City Historic District – lies in the valleys of the Tiber and Patapsco rivers. The historic district includes the Ellicott City Station, which is the oldest surviving train station in the United States, having been built in 1830 as the first terminus of the original B&O Railroad line. The historic district is often called “Historic Ellicott City” or “Old Ellicott City” to distinguish it from the surrounding suburbs.

The heart of the Historic District is Main Street, which has been the site of several devastating fires, most notably in November 1984, three in 1992, and again on November 9, 1999. The 1984 fire was started by Leidig’s Bakery’s faulty air conditioning unit and destroyed six buildings; the 1992 fires were by arson, and the 1999 six-alarm blaze, which destroyed five businesses and caused an estimated $2 million in damage, was accidentally started behind a restaurant by a discarded cigarette.

Ellicott City also has great schools. As part of the Howard County public school system, its schools are among the highest-ranked in the nation. Attorney Mulinazzi was a HCPSS teacher himself and he and his staff understand the importance of education excellence to Ellicott City parents. This issue impacts many of the divorce and custody cases and the MLO attorneys are well-versed in these issues.

Just under a 30-minute drive from Baltimore, Ellicott City is a quick, sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The historic streets and architecture are home to more than 70 eclectic boutiques and shops, art galleries, dining options, and more.

Mr. Mulinazzi did an outstanding job with my child custody case. I would highly recommend him.

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10015 Old Columbia Rd,
Ste B215
Columbia, MD 21046

(410) 290-6271