Compassionate, Respectful And Effective Help In Family Law

As a family law attorney, I help my clients resolve divorce, child custody disputes and other issues in a way that is professional, respectful, effective and efficient.

I have been a lawyer for nearly 30 years and I have extensive experience with family law issues, including:

  • Divorce
  • Property division
  • Child custody/visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Adoption

My office, Ellen G. Spencer, P.C., is in Columbia, Maryland, and I represent people throughout Howard County and the surrounding area.

Smart, Strong Representation

The nature of our judicial system is adversarial. Two sides argue against each other, and a court decides on the ultimate resolution of their dispute. This is a good way to resolve some disputes, but it can be terrible for others. It can be particularly bad for family law.

For people going through a divorce, an adversarial approach can make a painful situation worse. In a child custody dispute, a burned-bridges way of resolving disputes can interfere with future cooperation on parenting responsibilities. In the worst cases, it can hurt the children.

I tell my clients that it's understandable that they may be angry at their exes, but their goal with legal action should not be to hurt the other side but to reach a better resolution to their legal, financial and family issues.

With that in mind, I believe in a compassionate, respectful representation in divorce and family law. I don't do this just because it's nice; I do it because it leads to better results for my clients and their families.

Contact My Office

Contact my office today if you need help with divorce, child custody or other issues in family law. I also help clients with juvenile law, some criminal law, wills and trusts and other issues. Call 410-988-4960 or request an appointment by email.