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Representing Your Rights and Your Children’s Rights in Custody & Support Matters

Protecting your right to raise your child
Child custody is the most important issue a parent faces during divorce. No parent should have to endure the devastation of losing precious time with a child or forfeiting essential parental rights because of an unjust custody or visitation decision. You need an attorney committed to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment.

Clara M. Martone Bereston, Esquire brings more than 20 years of experience in child custody matters. We stand by your side on all issues of child custody and visitation, including:

  • Sole or joint custody arrangements
  • Visitation rights
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Modification of custody and visitation orders
  • Enforcement of orders
  • When one parent has significant mental health problems

Mediation: a tool for cooperation
Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, parents can set aside anger and hostility and can agree on key points concerning their children.

Mediation can be a highly effective tool, helping you preserve your children’s well-being and the stability of their lives during the turbulent process of divorce. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of child custody conflicts, and it puts important child-raising decisions in your hands, rather than in the hands of the court. We assertively guide negotiations toward a settlement that protects your children’s best interests and your parental rights.

By your side in litigation
Litigation may be necessary to protect your children’s best interests. If negotiations fail or the other parent is a danger to your child’s well-being, the courtroom provides an essential forum for establishing your parental rights. The uncertainty of litigation can add to the stress and upheaval of this time.  With our experience by your side, you can feel confident that your children’s needs and your parental rights will be strongly and appropriately represented.

Contact an Annapolis family law firm with more than 20 years of experience
To schedule an appointment with a family law attorney, call Clara M. Martone Bereston, Esquire at 410-295-3350 or contact us online.