Legal Areas Overview
Attorney Bill Fanning has focused on family law matters since 1993. Put his vast experience and skill to work for you. He and the staff of Fanning Law, LLC understand the complexities associated with separation, divorce, custody, visitation, and other family law matters and will help you and your family successfully through these difficult issues.
Divorce - Fanning Law, LLC helps people obtain legal separations, limited divorces and absolute divorces, utilizing fault-based grounds such as adultery, abandonment and cruelty, as well as no-fault divorces. Obtaining a divorce involves deciding other important issues such as the division of marital property and whether spousal support (alimony) will be paid, how much and for how long. Since all marital property will be divided in a manner the court deems equitable, making sure the court properly classifies and values each asset and debt is essential. The property division can effect the decision of spousal support, too. Whether negotiating a settlement informally or through mediation, or litigating contested issues in court, we can help you protect your rights and promote your interests so that you can move forward with your life in the best interests of you and your family.
Custody and Support - Deciding child custody involves making determinations to both legal custody (who will make decisions regarding the child's medical care, education, and religious upbringing) and physical custody (who lives with the child). In either case, custody may be awarded solely to one parent or shared by both parents in a manner determined by the court to be in the child's best interests. Regardless of the custody and visitation arrangement, both parents have an obligation to support their children financially, and some award of child support is usually ordered to be paid by the non-custodial parent to the parent with primary custody. Deviation from Maryland's strict child support guidelines is sometimes possible if it can be shown the amount is unjust or inappropriate in a particular case. Enlist Bill Fanning at Fanning Law, LLC to help you navigate through the maze of custody and support regulations and to ensure that you receive the best agreement available for your situation.
Adoption - Welcoming a child to your family via adoption is a wonderful, life-changing event. Whether the adoption is through the foster care system, within the established family, or from an unrelated source, attorney Bill Fanning and his staff are experienced and eager to assist you and your family.
Fanning Law, LLC focuses on Family Law matters because families matter most.
Fanning Law, LLC - the Law Offices of William C. Fanning, Jr. - is adept in all the following legal areas. Put our strong, aggressive, successful courtroom experience to work for you.
Personal Injury - We represent people injured in automobile accidents, as a result of medical malpractice, or any other instance of negligence or wrongful conduct.
Criminal Defense - We represent people charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in state and federal court, including burglary, robbery, and assault, with a particular emphasis on drug offenses, driving under the influence, and matters involving juveniles.
Business Law - Attorney Bill Fanning assists new businesses in forming their corporation, partnership, or limited liability companies, and helps established companies negotiate land deals and other transactions, including contract drafting and review. Our offices also represent business clients in breach of contract disputes or other litigation such as fraud or unfair business practices.
Employment Law - Fanning Law, LLC can help employers and employees in cases involving wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination, or sexual harassment. We can also prepare or litigate employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, and covenants not to compete.
Estate Planning - We draft wills and trusts tailored to your individual needs, with an eye toward maximizing the accumulation and transfer of wealth while minimizing the effect of estate and gift taxation and the time and expense of probate.
General Civil Litigation - Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, attorney Bill Fanning can ably represent your interests in any matter brought before a Maryland civil court.
We appear before all courts throughout Southern Maryland including Charles, St. Mary's, Calvert, and Prince George's County courts as well as U.S. District Courts.