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Elizabeth Pugliese

Elizabeth Pugliese

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  • 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.

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
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonable hourly rates. Client is responsible for paying expenses of matter.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
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Articles & Publications
Organ Trafficking and the TVPA: Why One Word Makes a Difference in International Enforcement Efforts
Journal of Contemporary Health and Policy
Websites & Blogs
Divorce Field
Legal Answers
135 Questions Answered
Q. My son's father owes over $12,000 in child support and refuse to pay. He closed all his bank accounts and quit his jobs.
A: You need to file contempt. Deliberate failure to follow a court order could cause a judge to hold him in contempt. Contempt is to secure future compliance with an order -- so yes, the court can actually make him follow it. Or face severe consequences up to and including jail.

For the custody part, you can also file to modify custody. This is to change the custody arrangement when something happens to make it unworkable -- such as not following the arrangement.

You should speak to a lawyer to explore your options.
Q. Does my baby mother have the right to know my precise location when I have our child if she knows the street address?
A: Yes she has the right to know the precise location. If there is an emergency she needs to know exactly where the child is. Playing games about addresses never goes over well if this gets to court. Being more forthcoming and being willing to work with the other parent by giving information goes a long way with a judge.
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.
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200A Monroe St., Ste. 303
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone: (240) 408-5393
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