College Park Child Custody Attorney

Child Custody Attorney Janelle Ryan-Colbert: Sole Custody, Joint Custody and Visitation - Experienced Maryland Child Custody and Child Support Lawyer - Offering Personal Service and Solid Representation - Practical, Realistic, Long-Term Solutions in Family Law


One of the critical tasks in determining what child custody arrangement will work is to understand how each parent contributes to a child's nurturing. We believe both fathers' and mother's rights deserve full consideration, but the primary concern is the best interest of the children. The "best interest of the child" is the standard used by the court to determine issues surrounding physical custody and legal custody of a child.

To schedule a consultation with Attorney Colbert regarding child custody issues and your marital separation or divorce, contact us online or call us at 301-576-6200. An in-depth analysis of family relationships is part of the process of deciding what custody arrangements might be in the child's best interests when parents are separated. Who does the homework with the children? Who picks them up from school? What is the relationship between the parent and child? What is the age of the child? These are all factors that the court considers.

This type of frank discussion of family dynamics works remarkably well in helping parents understand what is best for their children in terms of custody and visitation. Creativity and prioritizing with the goal of ensuring children's ultimate welfare help bring about reasonable proposals. We can help make parents' visions for their children become legal reality through negotiation or litigation.

Unmarried Parents

We serve clients who have children together but are not married. Child custody disputes are not always in the context of divorce. You may have an existing custody order that you would like modified or wish to fight the other parent's attempt to change the existing order.

When our firm represents you, all reasonable options will be considered along the road to finalization of a court-approved custody order. Sole custody, shared custody, joint legal custody, and visitation are all considered as possible resolutions to the custody question.

The Colbert Law Firm, LLC is pleased to offer experienced family law representation to clients in Largo, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Laurel, Lanham, Seabrook, Clinton, Annapolis, Wheaton, Silver Spring, Bethesda and Rockville, Annapolis, Clinton, Waldorf, Temple Hills as well as residents of Prince George's County, Montgomery County, Charles County, and Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and County.