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Contemplating or facing the circumstances of going through family court to do what you believe is best for your child(ren) is one of the hardest decisions that a person may face in life. The concept of having to fight anyone, let alone the other parent, for the opportunity to establish, maintain and/or protect the relationship with you and your child(ren) is a very difficult decision to make. Additionally, being an active participant in your child’s life is the life blood to being a parent and building those life long memories with your child(ren). As such, and while I believe that an amicable solution should ALWAYS be sought first, sometimes the only alternative you are left with is family court. To that point, I was lead to the offices of McCabeRussell (also referred to as my “Dream Team”) and what a godsend they were and continue to be to me and my family. If I had to sum up my feelings, I would have to say that Heather McCabe, Emily Russell, Anna Sholl and the entire McCabeRussell team are absolutely, hands down AMAZING! And, unfortunately, that still doesn’t fully describe or quantify how unbelievable and well suited of a legal team they are to anyone facing a family court matter. Before contacting McCabeRussell, I was a frustrated single father facing a system that I believed was stacked against me. As a man and an African American father, I have heard the horror stories of how the family court system is rigged against men and the hell that fathers sometimes have to endure to be involved in their children’s lives when the other party doesn’t share the same sentiments regarding parental involvement. Well, my story started the same way until I pick up the phone and spoke to Heather. I embarked on this journey facing multiple and, at times, ridiculous allegations about my fitness as a parent and access to my son of every other weekend and NO overnights. After speaking with Heather on the first phone call/initial consultation to the standing with Emily and Anna at final verdict being rendered some 14 months later, they were ALWAYS there at every turn, phone call, email, etc. While it was my hope that I would have been able to settle the matter out of court, Heather and Emily prepared me for the possibility of the inevitable – a trial. I hated this option but, realized it was necessary in my case. They helped me (emotionally and legally) navigate several phases of the legal process --- the initial phases of very limited access, fending off protective order attempts meant to further curtail my parental access and abilities, acquired me a three (3) hour temporary hearing to address my lack of access and finally, a trial where they were able to prove my fitness as a father and helped me attain shared physical and joint legal custody. What I just provided was a snapshot of my own circumstances but, hopefully enough for you to glean why I say this office is my “Dream Team”. Heather, Emily and Anna are tenacious trial attorneys, well versed in all aspects of domestic and family law, compassionate, child focused, attentive, over prepared, organized, responsive and very professional. I was a novice entering this but have since learned that all lawyers are not made alike. Now, while I didn’t get everything I wanted from the court, I can take solace in knowing that McCabeRussell advocated hard as ever to get me a significant amount of time, decision making ability and ultimately, the peace of mind to know that I have a team to fall back on when or if I am ever faced with similar circumstances in the future. In short, I would ONLY recommend McCabeRussell as the law firm to choose if you are faced with a domestic or family law matter.
I found McCabe Russell using regular old google. I checked out their website and decided to give them a call. I left a message not expecting anyone to call back like the 10 firms before… but Heather McCabe called me back directly within an hour. I explained the reason for my search (divorce & custody) and she patiently answered all of my questions. I came in for a formal consultation to further discuss my legal needs. After that meeting, I was thoroughly impressed with Heather’s calm demeanor. She listened as I described my situation in rose-colored, heart-broken glasses. She had an uncanny ability to decrypt what I said to her and understand what I was up against before I could even see what that could be. She saw through the years of denial, hurt and pretending everything was OK. I naively believed that my husband wouldn’t walk all over me in the divorce like he did in our marriage. She protected my children and I from threats I couldn’t even dream may be coming. Heather answered my questions over and over again with the same amount of patience and respect as the first time I had asked. She went through everything with me until I felt confident with the action I wanted to take. She is dedicated to her clients and works incredibly hard to deliver results that her clients will be happy with. She is kind and patient, but is a force to be reckoned with when need be. Every time I see Heather, she asks by name how my family is doing, how my new job is and how I am doing. She remembers the details and asks because she genuinely cares to hear the response. I am very grateful for that return phone call nearly two years ago. I will never forget Heather’s endurance to fight through my ex’s constant stone walling, multiple lawyers he circled through and absolutely asinine claims/requests. I’ve recommended her personally to a few friends and am happy to recommend her here publically to you.
Brandon & Stevan
Divorcing and coming out gay are two of the most stressful and emotional things one can do, much less to do so at the same time. Obtaining McCabe Russell to represent me was the smartest and most comforting decision I made. Heather and Emily seamlessly worked to find solutions that not only benefited me, but most importantly my children. Though the divorce was completed in the standard year, the following two years continued with unnecessary legal arguments and McCabe Russell were able to put a stop to them and allow me to move forward. Their caring ways and full force legal abilities are awesome. I have turned to them since for legal advice and am always more than satisfied. I recommend the firm 110%.
My experience with Heather McCabe was stellar. Her expertise in family law is unparalleled and her counsel and guidance was the key for victory in my child custody dispute. She was the third lawyer I consulted and it was apparent that she was set apart / elevated above the others. It was because of her expertise and zealous commitment to my case that I was awarded the decision making power for my precious child.
Their sensitivity in such a difficult time in my life was amazing. Their extreme amount of knowledge was the confidence I needed to stand up to this massive challenge. Emily and Heather are a passionate and dynamic duo that will forever be in the hearts of myself and my son.
Heather and Emily were wonderful to work with. They made a difficult experience painless with their expertise in the field of family law. I would highly recommend their services, they were professional and delightful individuals.
Emily Russell & Heather McCabe are Attorneys with the highest integrity and possess great passion for helping their Clients. They are highly skilled while navigating even the most challenging situations. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
I really am happy with the service I receive here. The staff is knowledgable, professional and stays on top of my case. They are very responsive and I would work with them again if needed.