As a CPA, Carmiece Graves is uniquely qualified to develop estate plans that help families build, manage, and protect wealth for their own enjoyment and for future generations.
When you are breaking free from a bullying, manipulative spouse, Carmiece knows how to protect your peace of mind as well as your pocket.
Recognizing that men often find themselves at a disadvantage in divorce and custody cases, Carmiece works to protect mens’ interests when it comes to property division, alimony, custody, child support, and other critical issues.
Carmiece T. Graves is not afraid to fight for what’s right for her clients. You might not expect that from an attorney who is also a CPA and who worked for years with high-profile clients at a major downtown law firm. Other lawyers with her type of experience handling complex financial situations tend to stick with business transactions and avoid conflict.
Not Carmiece. Growing up in Brooklyn, she developed a courage that fortified her to face any type of challenge. She combines her extensive financial knowledge and fighting spirit to provide her family law clients with the professional advice they need and the fierce representation they deserve as they move through the stress of divorce.
Carmiece Graves turned a very emotionally fraught time in my life into awesome learning and growth experience. She assisted me and my family with restructuring of a custody agreement. Further, assist me with addressing child support claims. Allowing us to grow and focus on the benefits of co-parenting without emotional animosity. As she predicted we are now co-parenting successfully with healthy relationships for all parties involved. I have recommended her services several times over and everyone has had a successful outcome.
I had researched and talked to a couple of firms before committing with Ms Graves. Her professionalism, clarity and measured perception of our situation was convincing. She was proactive and informative through out the process.
“Carmiece Graves turned a very emotionally fraught time in my life into awesome learning and growth experience. She assisted me and my family with restructuring of a custody agreement. Further, assist me with addressing child support claims. Allowing us to grow and focus on the benefits of co-parenting without emotional animosity. As she predicted we are now co-parenting successfully with healthy relationships for all parties involved. I have recommended her services several times over and everyone has had a successful outcome”.
The consultation with Ms. Carmiece Graves was an enlightening experience. With her wisdom and experience of family law, she was able to help me find my true purpose as a father. I did not want to end my consultation because the gem dropping was profound. I acquired three pages of notes and advice on how to begin the communication for my daughter’s prosperity. I am grateful that she proposed to try a less aggressive course in my situation. Furthermore, I enjoyed the Zoom medium for this consultation because I saw and felt how she is passionate about family law. Lastly, if I decide to pursue representation to change my custody arrangement, with out a doubt I would have Ms. Carmiece Graves, Esquire in my corner because I believe your lawyer should be an extension of your legal desires.
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Maryland is an equitable distribution state, which means that if the judge must divide the marital property, they will do so equitably. An equitable division is not necessarily a 50/50 split; the court will consider all the relevant factors to reach a fair resolution. If the couple has a valid marital agreement describing property distribution, the court will honor it.
Either spouse could seek ongoing financial support from the other. If a spouse demonstrates a need for ongoing support, a court might award post-divorce alimony for a period sufficient to allow them to gain the skills necessary to be self-supporting. In some cases, when a marriage was lengthy or the spouse has a physical or mental health issue preventing them from being self-supporting, a court may award indefinite alimony.
When children are involved, a separating couple must agree on child support and custody issues before a court will grant a final divorce. A formula determines the amount of child support a parent must pay. This formula is based on factors including each parent’s income, work-related childcare expenses, children’s health insurance costs, and how much time the children spend in each parent’s home.
They must document these decisions in a parenting plan the court must approve. A parenting plan will specify the following:
Parents can choose a joint custody arrangement, allowing the children to spend at least 127 nights annually in each parent’s home.
If the couple cannot agree on a parenting plan, a court will typically order mediation. If mediation and other attempts at negotiation fail, a court will determine a custody and visitation arrangement that the judge believes is in the children’s best interests. Regardless of the issue you are facing in your divorce, an Upper Marlboro attorney from our firm can help.
We guide you through the divorce process. Even if your divorce is an amicable one, it’s important to have your own attorney to ensure that you’re represented and that your voice is heard through each phase of the divorce proceeding.
The prospect of divorce can be terrifying for men, especially financially. If you have kids, you worry not only about having time with them, but also maintaining the resources to support them. So much is unknown. The future may seem like a big black hole. Proudly serving Largo, Upper Marlboro, and beyond, we can help you see the light and begin a new chapter.
There is light on the other side. You just need a guide to help you find your way through. At the Carmiece Graves Law Firm, we focus on men’s divorce and fathers’ rights so that you can move forward to your best future.
The experienced family law team at the Carmiece Graves Law Firm knows how to protect your assets and your family interests. With our unique comprehension of complex financial issues, we understand what to do—and what to avoid doing—to reach the best outcome for all our clients.
While we offer clients a singular expertise when it comes to financial matters, we also realize that family law issues strike an emotional nerve for everyone involved. You can’t simply crunch the numbers and expect to achieve a solution that works.
Instead, we approach each case from a fresh perspective and learn all about the issues and the people involved. Only then can we properly formulate a strategy to achieve your goals.
All marriages are different, and that means you can’t take the same approach to every divorce. Depending on the situation, we can work to resolve issues through mediation or collaboration, where both parties compromise to develop terms that meet both of their needs. Where cooperation is not practical, we are ready to fight to achieve your objectives through litigation.
In many instances, fathers need to take affirmative action to assert their right to be with their children. We understand what’s at stake, and we know the right steps to preserve your treasured family relationships and to enable you to be an active part of your child’s future.
Despite what statutes say or judge’s profess, fathers still often have to overcome a prejudice in favor of mothers when it comes to custody decisions. We work hard to achieve the right balance of parenting time for your family and to give you a say in the life of your children.
The impact of support payments plays a critical role in your future. We strive to ensure that all relevant factors are accounted for to develop a support arrangement that you can live with.
Circumstances change, sometimes overnight. When a change in job or other life factor requires a change in support, custody, visitation, or other terms of your divorce, we are ready to get the legal modifications you need.
When one partner runs a business or couples own complex assets that can be challenging to divide, it can be hard to avoid substantial delays in the divorce process or a situation where one partner receives substantially less than they are entitled to. Our outstanding comprehension of intricate financial matters enables us to find the right solutions without unnecessary delays.
Alimony and maintenance payments involve issues that are emotional as well as financial. We know how to ensure that the court knows the important details of your situation so that the outcome is fair and reasonable.