Jaimee C. McDowell is a self professed military brat. Growing up in a military... more
Jaimee C. McDowell is a self professed military brat. Growing up in a military family Jaimee has lived in Japan, Italy, and Germany; just to name a few places. Having the opportunity to travel the world at a young age has taught her how to work with many different types of people and instilled in her a strong sense of family and community. Despite living in various countries Jaimee ca... view profile
I concentrate my practice in family law, including divorce, child custody, alimony,... more
I concentrate my practice in family law, including divorce, child custody, alimony, and adoptions. I served as law clerk to The Honorable Julia Weatherly, widely known across Maryland as one of the most experienced jurists in Family Law matters. That was an invaluable experience for me. I am also a trained mediator, successfully mediating many difficult cases involving child custody, visitation... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.