Professional Profile of |
Attorney Laura Matney
***Past Success is no guarantee of future Success***
Attny. Matney's legal career has consisted of much successful advocacy for her clients.   She has obtained Court Orders Sole Physical Custody and Joint Physical Custody With Equal Time Sharing
many times in Courts around the state of Maryland by Trials, Emergency Hearings, and by Settlements.   She promotes Settlement whenever possible.
Attorney Matney has also achieved favorable results for Appellate cases and cases involving Immigration, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, and Juvenile advocacy.
Published case regarding Constitutional Rights and Family Law
where Attny. Matney obtained an Order for Sole Legal and Sole Physical Custody for the Father
wherein the Court refined and clarified part of Maryland Child Custody Law
in response to her argument:
McDermott v. Dougherty,   385   Md.   320   (2005).
*The McDermott case was later upheld and expanded to also cover Maryland Visitation Law on 1/12/07 in the
case of Koshko v. Haining.
Attny. Matney has effectively advocated for many Fathers.   Not only has she obtained Custody for many Fathers, but
she has accomplished many other things for Fathers as well:   She has obtained Court Orders for Fathers to
have Sole Physical Custody and to be able to take the Children to
other states and to another country to reside with them there;   She has obtained Orders for Mothers to
have to return
the Children from other States within a few days;   She
has obtained Orders for no Alimony having to be
paid by Husbands in contested Divorce cases where the Wives filed for Alimony; and she has obtained Orders
attributing income to Mothers who chose not to work to their full capacity in Child Support cases;
Orders Shortening Time Allowed For Response; and Orders for Deviations Downward from the Child Support
Guidelines for Fathers.   She has also
also obtained an Order for the following:
Transfer of Venue to another County; Transfer of Jurisdiction to another State; For Sanctions Due To Not Answering Discovery Requests - No Testimony Allowed;
For The Mother To Have To Pay Part Of The Father's Daycare Costs
During The Summer; For A Father To Be Allowed To Reimburse Mother For Daycare Costs Only After Proof Of
Actual Payment Each Month Instead Of Incorporating Into The Guideline Amount; For A Father To Be Allowed To
Pay The Daycare Provider Directly Instead Of Having Daycare Costs Incorporated Into The Guideline Amount;
and For The Case To Be Remanded To A Different Judge
*Past Success is
of future Success:   All cases are different with unique variables and successful outcomes for some
in no way
guarantees or implies successful outcomes for others.   Going to Trial always involves a
much discretion in the decisions they make in Maryland Family Law.
Attny. Matney is fully licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of Maryland, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the Maryland
Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit, the United
States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the
United States Supreme Court.
Attny. Matney's education includes a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Psychology,
which she obtained before her Juris Doctor degree.   In college she was
given a special recognition pin by the professor for receiving the highest grade in her Social Psychology
class.   Attny Matney received an American Jurisprudence
Award for receiving the highest grade in her Family Law class in law school.
Consultations with Attorney Laura Matney can be by phone or in person,
but are by prior appointment only.
To avoid confusion, and to make sure there is no Conflict of Interest,
all appointments are set and confirmed via e-mail only.
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