Providing legal counsel and representation to individuals with legal issues related to family law

When disputes or issues arise between family members, it can be emotionally difficult and confusing for everyone involved. In many cases, these types of problems relate to family members' legal rights and responsibilities towards one another and can be resolved through the legal process. Family law in Towson is a broad area of law that encompasses issues like divorce, child custody, adoption, alimony, and other matters that can arise between married couples, parents and their children, and others. Because these issues can be extremely complicated and have the potential to have a significant impact on a person's life, it is extremely important for anyone that is having or expects to have an issue related to family law to discuss the matter with an attorney as soon as possible.

Thomas Mallon Family Lawyers in Baltimore MD is qualified to help people with any issue related to family law. Some of the areas in which he regularly practices are listed below.


The decision to end a marriage is often difficult and many couples who are divorcing are too emotionally close to the situation to see it clearly. In addition, while some couples who choose to end their relationship can do so amicably, in many cases, the relationship between the married couple has deteriorated to the point that the two are unable to communicate with each other in a reasonable way.

Getting a divorce is a complicated process that often involves the division of marital property, alimony, child custody determinations, and even the valuation of closely held businesses. For this reason, it is important for people who are getting divorced to ensure their legal rights are protected by retaining an attorney who is familiar with Maryland family law and who is able to provide an emotionally detached perspective on the situation.

Child Custody

For many parents, their relationship with their children is among the most important things in their lives. For this reason, divorcing parents' primary concern is an ability to have a meaningful relationship with their children and to actively participate in child-rearing decisions after they have ended their marriage. While Maryland law has a preference for maintaining both parents' relationships with their child or children, significant issues can arise in child custody determinations. Because courts look to the best interests of the child in making custody decisions, it is important for parents who are unable to agree to a custody arrangement to present their case to the court in the strongest terms possible. An attorney familiar with Towson family law will be able to present evidence on your behalf and may have a significant impact on the court's child custody determination. For this reason, anyone who is involved in a child custody dispute in Maryland should speak with an experienced family attorney in Towson MD as soon as possible.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, or “prenup,” is simply a contract into which two people who are planning on getting married enter in order to address financial and other matters will be handled in the event the couple decides to end the relationship.

In many cases, the last thing that people who are getting married want to consider is what would happen in the event that they decided later to get a divorce. In addition, there is a common misconception that prenuptial agreements are only important in cases where one or both parties bring significant assets to the marriage. For these reasons, many people fail to consider a prenuptial agreement in cases where it would have saved significant time, money, and emotional stress at a later date.

Call a Towson family lawyer today to schedule a consultation

Issues related to family law can be emotionally stressful, legally complicated, and have the potential to affect nearly every aspect of your life. Consequently, it is important for anyone with questions or legal issues related to family law to discuss their circumstances with an experienced lawyer. With more than 14 years of experience practicing law, Thomas Mallon Family Attorney in Towson & Baltimore MD has the skill and experience required to bring your case to the most favorable outcome possible. To schedule a consultation, please call the Law Office of Thomas K. Mallon, LLC today or send us an email through our online contact form.