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  • "Anne Kelly Laynor was extremely prepared and always in control of the situation. Most importantly for me though, she was a calming force during an extremely emotional time. I feel extremely lucky and even grateful to have had her by my side."
    Former Client
  • "Anna Lindner walked me through the roughest time in my life. She was patient, understanding, resourceful, responsive, and comforting while also being my strength and confidence. She was aggressive when she needed to be and fought for what I deserved."
  • "Emily was fantastic to work with! She walked me through every step along the way and made sure I was comfortable with what was happening. She is patient, kind, and understanding but also fights for what her client deserves."
  • "Ms. Thomas was a pleasure to work with during my case. She was an excellent advocate for my son and won my case for him. He now has all the help he needs in school because of her determination."
  • "Ms. Laynor was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and thorough throughout the time we worked together."
  • "Sarah has the unique ability to get right to the point and tell it ” like it is” while also being sensitive and considerate, which means that she isn’t wasting time and racking up needless billable hours."
  • "Anna Lindner was very helpful through the entire process, professional and very responsive."

A Family Law Firm Where Families Come First

When facing a legal issue that personally affects your life and your family’s future, you want a team of attorneys who have dedicated their careers to working with and supporting children and families. The attorneys at Family Legal Advocacy Group (FLAG) are focused on assisting families through the most challenging times of their lives with empathy, guidance and a strong, experienced voice in the legal process. It takes innovative minds to craft alternative solutions for families in crisis. We aim to uplift and strengthen families by allowing them to control their destiny.

We recognize that you have many choices when selecting a family law firm to provide you with representation; we strongly believe that what sets us apart is our attorneys’ life-long commitment to and passion for helping children and families.

Contact FLAG online or at (410) 884-0400 to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Columbia divorce attorneys.

Divorce and Child Custody

The decision to divorce and dissolve your marriage can be emotionally and economically stressful. As part of your divorce, there are many issues, such as child custody, to resolve for your family to move forward to a brighter future. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process, educate you on your options, help you problem solve, and be your voice in court if litigation is necessary. Our attorneys at Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC are knowledgeable and experienced with the divorce and child custody process, whether through litigation or alternative dispute resolution. More importantly, our attorneys are caring, empathetic, and zealous advocates with proven track records of success. Our goal is to help every family move forward to the life that they deserve through a family-centered and holistic approach.

Our Award Winning Attorneys

  • 2024 Lawyers of Distinction
  • Top 10 Family Law Award 2024
  • Top 10 Family Law 2023
  • 10 Best Attorney 2023
  • Expertise
  • Best of the Best
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates 2022
  • 10 Best Law Firm American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Avvo 10 supurb
  • expert Network
  • Super Lawyers: Emily Koning 2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: Emily Koning
  • Super Lawyers 10 Years: Anne Laynor
  • Super Lawyers Top 100 Maryland: Anne Laynor
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Maryland: Anne Laynor
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers 2023: Anna Lindner
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: Anna Lindner
  • Super Lawyers 2024: Katherine Thomas
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: Katherine Thomas
  • Super Lawyers 2024: Sarah Nesbitt
  • Super Lawyers: Sarah Nesbitt
  • Sarah Avvo Reviews
  • Sarah Avvo Rating

A Divorce Law Firm in Columbia, MD

Serving Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, & Surrounding Counties

At Family Legal Advocacy Group, we understand the adversarial nature of family law matters. We strive to give you options for resolving your family law disputes through alternative means without the need for litigation. Our goal is to reduce your stress and save you the time, expense, aggravation, and the uncertainty of court orders resulting from litigation.  It is always best if you control your future versus allowing a court to make the final decision.  Our team can help you resolve your case through negotiation, mediation, parent coordination and collaborative law, allowing you to retain more control over the resolution of your case.

If we are unable to resolve your case using an alternative dispute resolution method, rest assured that our attorneys possess the necessary skills through years of litigation experience to zealously advocates your position in court.  

The relationships we develop with our clients and their satisfaction with the resolution of their cases is of utmost importance to FLAG.  We take great pride in the feedback we receive from our clients regarding the advocacy we have provided.   To learn more about how we can assist you with your family law case.

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce in Maryland?

Navigating a divorce in Maryland can be complex, and having legal representation is highly advisable to protect your rights and interests. While Maryland law does not mandate hiring a divorce attorney, doing so can significantly benefit individuals dealing with the intricacies of family law.

Divorce laws in Maryland are complex, and the experience of our Columbia divorce lawyer is invaluable in understanding the filing procedures, deadlines, and legal requirements associated with divorce. Our team can assist you in navigating the court system, ensuring that all necessary documents are prepared and filed correctly.

In contentious divorces, where disputes over assets, alimony, child custody, or support arise, an attorney becomes crucial. They can negotiate on your behalf, work towards equitable settlements, and, if necessary, represent you in court.

Additionally, our Columbia divorce lawyer can provide emotional support during a challenging time and help you make informed decisions about your future. We act as advocates, guiding you through the legal process, explaining your rights, and working towards the best possible outcome based on your unique circumstances.

Although self-representation in a divorce is an option, the intricate nature of the process makes seeking professional legal aid a wise decision. Engaging a proficient divorce attorney guarantees competent handling of your case and enhances the chances of obtaining a positive outcome.

Call (410) 884-0400 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with our Columbia divorce lawyers. 

Our Testimonials

“I wish I could give a thousand stars. My experience with FLAG has been incredible. Every staff member is professional and welcoming. These attorneys put their knowledge and expertise to work on your case while always advocating from their heart.”

- Luisa M.

Why Choose FLAG?

Selecting a law firm to represent you in a family law matter can be a daunting task.  You are essentially placing your family's future in the hands of a stranger.  We strongly believe that what makes FLAG different from other family law firms is our attorneys’ commitment to advocating for families and understanding the unique needs of each individual family. We will help you identify the goals you want to achieve and devise a strategic legal plan to help you reach the outcomes you desire through the assistance of experienced, compassionate, zealous attorneys who have achieved favorable outcomes for our clients.  Most importantly, we will educate and empower you so that at the conclusion of your case you will have the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure that you and your family will prosper in the future.  You and your family are important to us, we would be honored to help you with your journey as you move forward to the life you deserve. 

Call FLAG today at (410) 884-0400 to schedule your intial consultation.

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  • Columbia
    9256 Bendix Road,
    Suite 307
    Columbia, MD 21045
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  • Rockville
    51 Monroe Street,
    Suite 1901
    Rockville, MD 20850
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  • Towson
    600 Washington Avenue,
    Suite 201 (Howanski & Erdman, LLC, Suite)
    Towson, MD 21204
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    10220 River Road,
    Suite 300
    Potomac, MD 20854
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