Cockey, Brennan & Maloney, P.C.
313 Lemmon Hill Lane
Salisbury, MD 21801-4238
Telephone: 410-546-1750
Fax: 410-546-1811
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Salisbury Maryland Family Lawyer

The Eastern Shore's Divorce and Child Custody Lawyers

The divorce and child custody attorneys of Cockey, Brennan & Maloney, P.C. offer compassionate and experienced legal protection for the men, women and children on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, including, but not limited to, Salisbury, Cambridge, Easton, and Ocean City.


Divorce is an emotional and time-consuming experience that can have serious financial consequences that usually include ancillary issues regarding custody, alimony, property issues, and child support. Our attorneys understand the number of issues our clients face and work to create a lasting solution either through settlement or litigation to protect our clients' rights.

Whether through mediation, settlement proceedings, or through litigation, the divorce lawyers of Cockey, Brennan & Maloney, P.C. place the utmost importance on their clients' best interest. Our attorneys have the experience, skill, and dedication needed to give our clients the assurance that their divorce can be resolved in a reasonable period of time.

High Asset Divorce

Clients with substantial assets have greater complexities to account for in divorce proceedings. The attorneys of Cockey, Brennan & Maloney, P.C. have unparalleled experience addressing the following issues in a high asset divorce:

  • Business valuation
  • 401(k) and retirement funds such as pensions
  • Stocks and investments
  • Real estate holdings
  • Second homes, boat and other high-dollar assets such as antiques and jewelry
  • QDROs (qualified domestic relations orders)
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Dissipation and Tracing of Marital and Non Marital property.

Child Custody and Visitation

Our attorney's understand that child custody and visitation matters are emotionally difficult and challenging for clients. Our attorneys effectively assert our clients' rights in cases involving custody and visitation as a result of years of litigation and negotiation experience, familiarity with not only the governing law, but with Judges or Masters on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

We represent clients in out-of-court negotiations or contested custody proceedings, in initial custody determinations or modification custody determinations, including third party custody matters. Our attorneys are well versed in the governing factors with initial child custody determinations, physical custody and legal, joint custody, and modifications of agreements or orders establishing custody rights.

Alimony and Child Support

Alimony: Alimony matters and their disposition, including original awards, modification and termination, are governed by statute in Maryland. The factors set forth in the Family Law Article that govern the award of alimony are well understood by our attorneys. Due to years of experience, our attorneys are well versed in the application of governing tax regulations that impact alimony determinations and the negotiation and drafting of agreements providing for alimony rights or waivers.

Child Support: The determination of the amount of the award of child support in Maryland is governed by the child support guidelines if the combined actual incomes of the parents are $10,000 or less per month. Our attorneys are familiar with the application of the guidelines and definitions in determining "actual income" "child care expenses" "extra ordinary medical expenses" and "private school expenses" so as to negotiate and litigate competently the issue of child support, including issues involving deviations from the child support guidelines. Our attorneys have significant experience in representing clients that have income exceeding $10,000 per month and negotiating or litigating child support wherein the child support guidelines do not govern the amount of the child support award.

Seasoned Family Law Attorneys

At Cockey, Brennan & Maloney, P.C., we are male and female lawyers, whom through years of experience in family law matters, understand both men's and women's perspectives in family law matters. Our experienced counsel advise clients on all issues of family law including divorce, child custody, adoptions, alimony, child support, property disposition, separation agreements, and prenuptial agreements.

Family law involves matters that are personal and often emotional. Our experienced lawyers offer guidance through this difficult process, and help clients find longstanding solutions to their family needs.

Contact Cockey, Brennan & Maloney, P.C. for an initial consultation or case evaluation with an experienced Salisbury, Maryland family lawyer.

Cockey, Brennan & Maloney, P.C. is located in Salisbury, Maryland and serves clients throughout the Eastern Shore in Wicomico County, Dorchester County, Somerset County, Talbot County, and Worcester County, including Berlin, Cambridge, Centerville, Chestertown, Crisfield, Denton, Easton, Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Oxford, Pocomoke, Princess Anne, Snow Hill, and St. Michael's.