Representing clients since 1997
Child Custody Attorneys In Virginia and Maryland
Our children are precious to us. When a child custody dispute occurs, our ability to be constantly and consistently in their lives can become an issue. Every parent wants to do everything possible to make sure that they are able to spend time with your children and play a vital role in their care and upbringing. Our experienced attorneys can help you safeguard your parent-child relationship.
Frequently, when couples separate or divorce, child custody is one of the most contested issues in family law. Our lawyers at the Law Offices Of SRIS, P.C. regularly go to court to help protect a parent’s relationship with their child. Our attorneys represent married and unmarried parents, stepparents, grandparents and other third parties in Virginia and Maryland, especially in Northern Virginia (Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Alexandria, Montgomery County and Howard County in MD). We help our clients with all aspects of child custody and visitation. More often than not, issues of custody and visitation are intermingled with divorce or paternity actions. Our attorneys provide comprehensive representation in these cases.
The following are examples of custody cases our family law lawyers handle in Virginia & Maryland:
Custody – Joint Legal vs. Sole Legal and primary physical custody vs. shared physical custody: In Virginia and Maryland, there are two main issues in a child custody case. Legal custody is the right to make decisions for your children. Physical custody covers which parent your child will be with and when.
Parenting time: Most clients when they come to us think of that primary physical custody is the norm in Virginia and Maryland, and that visitation is usually going to that one parent is going to be the children most of the time and the other parent is only going to be able to see the children on alternating weekends and holidays. This is not true. There is no such thing as this is how it always is. We frequently help clients prove that there is no “normal” and that various time-sharing arrangements are possible. When you hire our attorneys who help clients with child custody cases in Virginia and Maryland, we recognize that our job is to help you come up with a parenting schedule that is feasible based on your situation and in the best interests of your children. Our lawyers recognize that child custody can be a fluid environment and we assist our clients with post-divorce modifications to parenting plans and child custody.
Parent relocation (Moving out of State): Custody relocation cases are incredibly common in northern Virginia and Maryland. When either parent is facing a potential relocation out of state, the stakes are high and often emotional. These issues frequently occur after a divorce. Both the Virginia and Maryland courts, even within the same courthouse do not always make consistent rulings. That is why it is essential that you get the right legal advice early on when one parent is planning on moving out of state.
At the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. we take our job seriously and recognize that it is important that we do our best to help you reach a negotiated resolution of child custody and visitation issues without court involvement. However, if we are not able to help you obtain a negotiated custody settlement, then you can bet we not only have the knowledge and skills to help you litigate your case at both trial and appellate levels, we also have the willingness to go to battle for you.
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Virginia and Maryland
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. has been defending clients for over 20 years. We are proud of representation we have given our clients in Virginia and Maryland. A big part of our criminal defense practice has focused on defending clients accused of criminal charges in northern Virginia primarily in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Alexandria and Prince William and in Montgomery County and Howard County in Maryland. Our team of criminal defense attorneys in Virginia and Maryland consists of prosecutors and former state trooper. Our criminal lawyers in VA & MD have aggressively defended clients accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses at both the State and Federal levels. Regardless of the type of criminal case you are facing, we can defend you and we will fight to protect you. Our team of criminal defense attorneys recognize that our clients are human beings that find themselves in difficult situations and it is our personal goal to help our clients get the best possible outcome based on the facts of their case.
In our experience, our clients usually make an error of judgement, and suddenly find themselves facing criminal charges. When an individual is suddenly being prosecuted for a felony or misdemeanor crime such as assault, drug possession, burglary, DUI/DWI, fraud, sex crimes, computer crimes, federal offenses in Virginia or Maryland, they often are scared and are desperately seeking skilled criminal lawyer who can show them a way out of their trouble or minimize the penalty. Our MD & VA criminal defense lawyers understand that our clients who are charged with a criminal offense are potentially facing life altering situations with dire consequences. When trying to find the right criminal lawyer, time is of the essence. Finding the right defense attorney to represent you is critical to avoid a possible negative outcome. Our experienced and compassionate lawyers can immediately begin representing you and work on your behalf. You can be assured that you are in good hands, and that your case will be handled with the highest level of urgency.
Clients facing criminal charges often have many questions. What does the charge mean and how does it affect my freedom? Am I facing jail time? What will happen when I go to court? What kind of fines am I going to have to pay? How could this impact my life going forward? Our defense attorneys will address these questions and more. During the consultation, we will ask you to tell us what you know about the facts of your case. We will explain to you how we can help and provide you with a clear set of options and a road map of what you can expect. Once we begin legal representation, our team of criminal lawyers will fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, or to achieve the best outcome possible for your particular charges.
Divorce lawyers in Virginia & Maryland
Most people do not enter into a marriage thinking they are going to get divorced. When people get married, they often have children born or adopted into the family, they accumulate assets and debts and their lives become intertwined. However, when a marriage or domestic partnership starts coming to an end, chaos often erupts.
If you are living in Virginia or Maryland and are considering or going through a separation or divorce, or if you are facing post-divorce issues, it is important to have a family law attorney you trust to help and protect you in a way that safeguards your dignity while minimizing the damage and emotional turmoil caused by separation and divorce. For over 20 years the Law Offices Of SRIS, P.C. has been helping client with family law issues. We have represented clients both in Virginia and Maryland. A significant amount of our clients reside in northern Virginia, primarily in Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, Alexandria and Prince William. Likewise, our clients in Maryland primarily reside in Montgomery County and Howard County. Therefore, our level of familiarity with these courts is extensive.
Our family law attorney have years of experience with Maryland and Virginia family and domestic relations law and the Courts handling these types of cases. Our domestic relations practice is focus extensively on divorce, property distribution and spousal support/alimony and other collateral matters.
Our Virginia and Maryland divorce attorneys are cognizant of the difficult nature of divorce and the issues surrounding it. Our law firm prides its detailed preparation, aggressively advocating for family law clients, and on being responsive to the needs of each individual client. We assure you that as your counsel will do our best to obtain a settlement out of court if at all possible, but we will not hesitate to advocate for you in the courtroom if necessary.
Maryland & Virginia Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Clients often wonder whether they should hire a lawyer for a speeding ticket in Virginia or Maryland. There are two types of speeding tickets in Virginia and Maryland – Reckless Driving and a moving violation traffic ticket. If you live in northern Virginia or in Montgomery County or Howard County, chances are you not only have to worry about your insurance rates skyrocketing, but you also have to worry about your security clearance.
Can I afford a Maryland or Virginia Speeding Ticket Lawyer?
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. does strongly urges a person charged with a traffic ticket to talk to one of its lawyers about representation. More often than not, it is free to talk to one our highly skilled traffic defense attorneys about your moving violation. This will give the client a chance to find out how a traffic ticket lawyer can help you, what is going to happen to you in court and finally the cost of hiring a lawyer to defend you. Most clients are surprised when they find out that hiring an attorney to defend them is really not that expensive, especially when you are facing a charge such as reckless driving.
Calling an attorney will probably take no more than 15 minutes of your time, but that one phone call could possibly save you from a substantial increase in your insurance rate and depending on the type of ticket, especially if it is a reckless driving charge, DUI/DWI, driving on a suspended license or driving without a license, it might not only save you from possible jail time, but if you have a security clearance, it might even save your job. Quiet often, a skilled traffic attorney may be able to get a case completely dismissed based on you attending driving school and that it might only cost a small amount of money.
Hiring an attorney for your traffic ticket comes down to a cost-benefit analysis. Does hiring a lawyer outweigh the costs?
Frequently in Virginia and Maryland, an experienced traffic attorney can handle the case without you appearing in court. Depending on where you’re located, it could make a lot of sense to hire an attorney to appear without you to save the time and expense of traveling to court yourself.
An experienced traffic lawyer in Virginia or Maryland will know what kind of things most judges are willing to do and what they’re not willing to do. For example, clients who live in North Carolina are often worried about a traffic ticket citation that accuses them of going 15 or more miles over the speed limit. A knowledgeable traffic attorney in Virginia or Maryland will know that and do their best to amend the traffic ticket to a lesser moving violation if not getting it outright dismissed. For all of the reasons above, taking the time to talk to a lawyer who regularly defends traffic tickets in Virginia or Maryland may be your best bet to save you from a lot of headaches down the road.
This is especially true for drivers who hold special licenses such as a CDL or a pilot’s license.
Maryland & Virginia Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured due to the recklessness or negligence of another individual in Virginia or Maryland, we strongly urge you to call us to see how one of our dedicated Virginia injury lawyers can help you. Out team of personal injury attorneys are thoroughly knowledgeable about the claims process, statutes of limitations, damage caps, defenses to liability, and other legal factors that may prove relevant to your injury case.
Whether you are seeking compensation for your own injury, or on behalf of a loved one, a qualified Maryland or Virginia personal injury attorney with the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. can discuss your case with you and share their honest assessment of your case and can answer any questions you may have about the often complicated and intimidating claims process.
Our law firm assists clients with injury cases such as:
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Bicycle Accident
- Product Liability
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
Advantages of a Maryland and Virginia Law Firm helping you with your personal injury case:
The benefit of speaking with a Maryland and Virginia law firm that helps clients with cases of personal injury are that our legal counsel can advise you of the appropriate steps to take if, for instance, an insurance company contacts you wanting you to provide information or a statement, or if they offer you a settlement. Please keep in mind that an insurance company, and/or other individuals that can be held responsible for your injury, do not have your best interest in mind.
While the possibility of a quick settlement offer may seem enticing, more often than not it is to your benefit to hire counsel to advise you, and the Maryland and Virginia injury attorneys at our law firm are here to help you with your injury case. The goal of our personal injury lawyers is primarily to represent the interests of our client, and also our attorneys are focused on remedying a harm to protect others.
Looking For The Best Virginia Injury Lawyers or The Best Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys For Your Case.
So often, clients think that finding “the best lawyer or law firm,” is the strategy to get best outcome for their personal injury case. In our opinion, the best strategy to getting an excellent outcome is to look for attorneys who you feel are best-suited to represent your interests in your case. Personal injury law is complex and very broad. Looking for an attorney who is both qualified to practice in Virginia or Maryland and has the experience to assist you with your type of case is crucial to obtaining the best outcome for you.
“The Best Virginia injury lawyers or The Best Maryland personal injury lawyers” – There is no such thing. When dealing with the practice of injury and accident cases, it is essential to look for an attorney who has sufficient experience to represent you. The easiest way to do this is to schedule a consultation and ask, but another way is to look at reviews from former clients. Both the Virginia Bar and the Maryland Bar explicitly state that while former results cannot predict or guarantee similar or favorable outcomes in the future because every case is unique, it can give you an idea how former clients feel about their representation.
At the top of your list when seeking a personal injury lawyer to help you, you should consult with an attorney to learn more about them and whether they would be a good fit for you. Look for a lawyer or law firm who you believe you can trust and build a positive attorney-client relationship with. A skilled and experienced lawyer will more often than not have access to trustworthy and reliable expert witnesses. We strongly believe that an attorney should be honest, responsive, and should understand your goals.
Personal Injury Liability in Virginia & Maryland
Individuals who assume responsibility for the health and safety of others — whether they are operating a business, practicing medicine in a hospital, or simply driving a car on a highway — have an obligation to act in a manner that does not endanger those around them.
In all of the above scenarios, a moment of negligence or inattention can trigger an accident that results in innocent victims with extensive physical and psychological injuries, and sometimes even causes death. More often than not, these types of accidents can usually be prevented if the culpable parties practice caution and adhere to proper safety protocols. Sadly, when they do not, innocent individuals are often left to shoulder the burdens that can result from injuries incurred in an accident, such as a brain, burn, or spinal cord injury.
When this happens, Maryland and Virginia personal injury laws grant injured victims the right to pursue compensation for damages and harms and losses suffered as a result of another’s negligence. Maryland and Virginia injury statutes cover many kinds of preventable injuries from auto accidents to premises liability injuries that arise as a result of recklessness, carelessness, negligence, and malice.
Some of the specific types of injuries we cover include:
- Paralysis Injury
- Neck Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Electrocution Accidents
- Amusement Park Injuries
We Offer Free Initial Consultations for client who need help with personal injury cases in Virginia or Maryland– Call Today.
When you call our law office for help with your personal injury case, you can be certain that a caring and knowledgeable staff member, not an answering machine, will greet you. Your initial consultation with one of our Maryland or Virginia personal injury lawyers is free. At the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C., our lawyers understand that all cases are different, and thus they value the importance of an initial discussion of your case – one that is free of any upfront financial or contractual commitment. Moreover, all of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that we do not charge you a fee unless you obtain compensation.
Personal injury claims are a way in which an individual can seek restitution for the harm and losses that he or she has incurred as a result of another’s wrongdoing. However, that does not mean that all injury cases reasonably warrant a person injury claim, and therefore it is critical that you discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney. The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. has handled numerous injury cases, and will take the time to discuss the facts of your case during a free initial consultation. An experienced Maryland or Virginia personal injury attorney will review your case with you and may give advice on whether it would be appropriate for someone to seek an MRI test or CAT scan after consulting with a doctor. You should not have to suffer in silence when you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to discuss your options.
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