Family Law Attorney in Maryland

Fred Coover is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and communicative attorney who has more than 30 years of experience obtaining the best results for his clients. Mr. Coover provides exceptional legal services for clients in Howard County and surrounding areas.

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410-553-5042

Our Practice Areas

Family Law

Divorce or child custody disputes can be emotionally trying experiences, and you probably just want to put the whole stressful ordeal behind you.

As a trusted family law attorney in Maryland, Mr. Coover understands that it’s tempting to act out of a desire to move on as quickly as possible, but he also knows that decisions made today can affect you and your family for years to come.

Mr. Coover takes the time to listen and understand your needs. He will fight for your best interests, making sure you are not taken advantage of in the custody decision, property distribution, or other aspect of your divorce.

Real Estate Law

According to Zillow, the median value of homes in Howard County, Maryland, in January, 2021, was 5489, 776. That’s approximately twice the national median of $269,039.

Therefore, Maryland homebuyers must put a significant amount of money on the line. When problems arise in buying or selling your property, you need an experienced, trustworthy Howard County residential real estate lawyer on your side who will represent your interests and protect your investment.

For over 30 years, attorney Fred Coover has helped Maryland homebuyers resolve breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, misrepresentation, and nondisclosure, contractor, and wrongful foreclosure disputes.

No matter where you are in the buying or selling process, Mr. Coover will work diligently to settle the dispute and prevent financial loss.

Civil Litigation Law

If you are threatened with litigation, the worst thing you can do is ignore the problem, especially if you have been served with court papers.

Coover Law Firm responds quickly to threats of litigation, working hard to resolve the matter as soon as possible with your best interests in mind. Our civil litigation practice covers all manner of business and commercial disputes in Howard County and throughout the state of Maryland, including breach of contract, business torts, and partner and shareholder disputes.

Let us handle your legal matters so you can get back to business.

Business & Corporate Law

Mr. Coover is an experienced attorney who handles a variety of business transactions, including general contract law, entity formations and acquisitions, and more complex issues involving protection of ownership interests, succession planning, financing agreements, and disputes between principals.

Mr. Coover has an impressive record in conflict resolution, and he strives to build and maintain personal relationships with his clients. Wherever his clients are in their business ownership process, Mr. Coover will advise and assist them on business entity formation with the structure that effectively meets and exceeds their goals.

A Maryland Family Lawyer Will
Protect Your Rights and Assets

You have plenty of things to worry about while going through a divorce, paternity, or child custody proceeding, especially if you work full-time. As an experienced family law attorney, Mr. Coover is adept in matters concerning child support. custody, and visitation rights. We understand these cases are unique and must be dealt with delicately, as children are highly vulnerable and have rights of their own.

In Maryland, courts generally award joint decision-making custody to both parents, but physical custody is awarded to the parent who is the primary caregiver. Mr. Coover will explain your options thoroughly and help you decide which is the best course of action for your child.

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A Maryland Business Lawyer
Who Will Protect Your Interests

Coover Law Firm advises clients on their options and handles business entity formation with the appropriate structure to meet their goals and needs. When you’re ready to start your business, begin the acquisitions process, or form a sole proprietorship, call us at (410) 553-5042.

Whether you own a corporation, partnership, or Limited Liability Company (LLC), your type of business entity will affect taxes, liability, potential growth, governance, ownership transference, stock type, and more.
As an experienced business attorney in Maryland, Coover Law Firm will help you:

  • Choose a business name
  • File a trade name
  • Draft and sign a partnership agreement

LLCs are prevalent in Maryland, and Mr. Coover has three decades of experience helping these businesses set up and maintain their status. Coover Law Firm offers the following services for LLCs:

  • LLC formation and structure
  • Articles of Organization
  • Growth and re-capitalization issues
  • Member relations (member agreements, buy-sell agreements, and operating agreements)
  • Sale, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Best practices and basic contract matters

Reasons To Choose Coover Law Firm as
Your Family, Real Estate, and Business Lawyer

Mr. Coover Cares

At Coover Law Firm, our goal is not just to obtain the best outcome – we strive to form and maintain personal, meaningful relationships with all of our clients. By fully dedicating our time and energy to our clients and their cases, we can get the best results each time.

We are here to help you and advocate for you every step of the way. In matters such as custody or child support, we will make sure your voice is heard and your needs are met. We can also assist you with post-divorce modifications or enforcement of domestic relations orders when necessary.

We place great attention on your long-term needs and lasting family relationships, and we are proud of our reputation for doing so.

Mr. Coover Knows

The outcome of many family law cases can be determined based on the needs of the couple and their children as it is presented in court. That’s why you must hire a knowledgeable family law attorney in Maryland who knows the judges and family law magistrates specific to your local court system.

Because it is up to the judge’s discretion in deciding custody matters, you need a persuasive case that can challenge your spouse’s arguments made in a custody dispute. Attorney Fred Coover understands the nuances of Maryland’s local court systems and has extensive knowledge of the statutes that can make or break your case.

Mr. Coover also has extensive knowledge in construction litigation and is ready to assist you with construction claims related to mold, thin brick cladding, fire suppression, and filigree slab systems, structural failures, and reserve deficiencies.

He will represent you in cases of builder/seller negligence and issues arising under the Maryland Consumer Protection Act, Prompt Payment Statute, Mechanics’ Lien Act, Custom Home Protection Act, Home Builder Registration Act, and various home improvement laws and regulations. An effective attorney like Mr. Coover will understand and utilize these statutes to advise clients on various legal issues.

As a long-standing representative of clients’ residential and commercial real estate interests, Mr. Coover also serves as a mediator for the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR), a distinction that he carries with pride.

Coover Law Firm is also well versed in all areas of construction, land use, and zoning law, helping clients with issues ranging from permits to understanding liability for violations.

Mr. Coover Has the Experience

Any lawyer can talk all day about how good they are, but without proven results their words are meaningless. Fred Coover is an experienced litigator with a history of successful conflict resolution, and his clients’ testimony is evidence to that effect.

He holds five Superb Avvo Ratings: Top Attorney in Divorce, Top Attorney in Family Law, Top Attorney in Real Estate, Top Attorney in Litigation, and Top Attorney in Business.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Coover earned his Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1985. He is also a graduate of Leadership Howard County, Class of 2003, and is committed to the advancement of the legal profession.

Since 2001, Mr. Coover has served on the Executive Council of the Maryland State Bar Association, Committee for the Resolution of Fee Disputes. He is proud to be an active member of his state, county, and local communities, and his experiences help him to be the most effective and results-driven family law attorney in Maryland that he can be.

How do you choose the best
family lawyer for your needs?

Not all family lawyers are created equal. The right lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case and mental and emotional state afterward, but the wrong lawyer could compromise your case and leave you more stressed than you were to begin with.

Here are some tips for choosing the right family law attorney in Maryland:

Collaboration – You don’t want a lawyer to take your case and forget about you. Family law is an emotionally-charged legal area, so your lawyer should be sensitive to your needs and keep you informed every step of the way.

Integrity – State and federal laws protect attorney-client communication, but you should still hire a lawyer whom you personally trust and feel you can open up to.

Flexibility – Family law cases, including divorce and child custody proceedings, hardly occur without some kind of roadblock or impasse. Your attorney should think creatively and have flexibility in their ability to come to an agreement.

Get in Touch
With a Maryland
Family Lawyer Today

Fred Coover is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and communicative family law attorney in Maryland. He has dedicated his time, energy, and efforts to helping families and individuals move forward from their legal issues, and with his knowledge and experience, Mr. Coover will provide effective representation for you.

To inquire about and schedule a case consultation, call Coover Law Firm at (410) 553-5042.

What Our Clients Say

Mrs. G.

When my husband expressed his desire for a divorce, I was devastated. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me and my daughter during our consultation. I left..

Michael Robertson

Coover Law Firm, LLC have handled a number of important legal matters for me. Each time the outlook was positive and fair. Mr. Coover’s dedication…

Joel S. Brunson

Fred “Chip” Coover is a principled Howard County attorney who is well versed in the area of divorce law. Intelligence and integrity are attributes that best…

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