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Elizabeth Pugliese

Elizabeth Pugliese

Elizabeth Pugliese, Esq. -Breaking up is hard to do, but it doesn't have to be e
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law
  • Maryland
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A law firm for every day people.

The belief of my practice is simple: I represent those who need an attorney but think they can't afford one. I believe in standing up for those who think no one will stand up for them. I give voice to the voiceless.

Sometimes things happen. You need an attorney. You think you can't afford one. You can afford Elizabeth Pugliese, Esq.

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
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Organ Trafficking and the TVPA: Why One Word Makes a Difference in International Enforcement Efforts
Journal of Contemporary Health and Policy
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    Reasonable hourly rates. Client is responsible for paying expenses of matter.
Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Legal Answers
Q. I have joint physical and legal custody of my 15year old! My child’s father moved out of the state
A: Emergency custody is if the child is in danger as in out of the country or actual blood on the floor. If the child is with the father, then you can file contempt if the child is not returned at the appropriate time. If the child is with you, then you can file to modify since the father seems to have decided he will not communicate with you to reach joint decisions about the child.
Q. Hi I am from Louisiana but recently moved to Maryland I have questions.
A: Yes you will need his signature. believe it or not, you will have to consent to your boyfriend adopting your son too. There is a process to go though. A good lawyer can guide you through this process.
Q. If granted sole physical and legal custody, what rights do I have? If the order has Contradictions.
A: Physical custody is were the child and the day to day things -- like extracurricular activities. Legal custody is the big things like religion, non-emergency medical care and education. If the other parent has liberal access you want an order that states that parent must take the child to activities. Otherwise they say "its MY time, I am not losing any time to the child's t-ball practice." As for changes in the schedule, that is to keep everyone from just doing whatever they want. The CHILD then knows when they will see the other parent instead of it always changing. You should speak to a lawyer to have custody and how it works in practice explained to you.
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