Child Custody, Visitation and Support Attorneys La Plata

Our attorneys are effective legal advocates who can obtain a desirable outcome for you and your family

The amount of time you get to spend with your child is extremely important to you and your child. Unfortunately, custody, visitation and support matters are stressful and can detract from that time. Hiring our law firm can help ease your burden. Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. fights for your rights, keeps you up to date and informed, and protects your good name. Your family is important to you, and you are important to them.

If you are dealing with child custody, visitation and support in conjunction with divorce, or seeking modifications in its aftermath — or, perhaps, wanting to establish paternal visitation rights and responsibilities in a non-marital case — Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. has more than 100 years of successful child custody, visitation and support experience.

A sampling of the family law matters we can handle on your behalf includes:

  • Child custody
  • Child custody evaluations
  • Child visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modifications
  • Modifications in custody
  • Modifications in visitation
  • Parental relocations and out-of-state moves
  • Father’s visitation rights
  • Mother’s visitation rights
  • Grandparents’ visitation rights

Maryland follows income-shares guidelines to calculate child support obligations. The income of each parent is entered into the formula along with other factors, such as custody arrangements and the visitation schedule. This establishes the amount of child support owed by one or both parents. The courts rarely diverge from the guidelines. Our child support attorneys in La Plata have successfully argued for reductions in child support payments when special costs are factored in, such as ongoing medical or child care costs.

Spending time with your child is your number-one priority. Developing a healthy, stable parenting plan is an excellent way to reassure your child or children and for your child or children to maintain a healthy relationship with each of his (or her) parents. Our parental visitation lawyers advocate for your rights during parenting plan conferences to make sure the outcomes of these conferences are practical and desirable for you and your family.

Advocating for your parental rights in La Plata, Maryland

Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. was established in 1907 and is now the oldest and largest law firm in La Plata and throughout Charles County. Our office is conveniently located a half-block from the Charles County Courthouse and is handicapped-accessible. Our firm has been selected for the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Additionally, two members of our law firm, Stephen P. Fitzgerald and John F. Mudd, have been named Super Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and The Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers. Please schedule an appointment by calling 240.776.5078 or contact us online to discuss your child custody, visitation or child support matter.

We are leaders, litigators and trial attorneys who fight for your rights.


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Client Testimonials

  • I honestly could not ask for a better group of individuals to have on my side. To everyone, especially Mr. Fitzgerald, I say Thank You.

    Choosing a law firm is a very personal matter. Mudd, Mudd, and Fitzgerald is the best you can find to handle your needs privately and with personal attention.

    I have hired quite a few lawyers in my day through many firms in the Charles county area, but only one firm stands out as the best among the rest, and that firm is Mudd, Mudd, and Fitzgerald, P.A.

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