Practice Areas

From prenuptial agreements to post-divorce modification, we represent clients throughout Maryland in all types of family law matters including:


When you are considering a divorce, a lot can depend on whether you know you’ll have the financial means to support yourself while you are separated, and after the divorce is final. Alimony in Maryland can help, but it isn’t awarded in every case… Read More

Child Support

Columbia, MD Child Support Attorney Looking for Help with Child Support Modification? The Coronavirus response is creating tight financial situations for lots of Maryland residents. Our child support attorneys can help you negotiate, mediate, or file… Read More

Collaborative Law

Maryland Collaborative Divorce Attorney Collaborative Divorce is a process that allows you and your spouse to negotiate the terms of your own divorce with minimal court involvement. In fact, a central feature of the Collaborative process is that you,… Read More


Maryland Child Custody Lawyer In Maryland, there are two types of child custody: legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the power to make major life decisions, such as medical, educational, and religious choices, for the child. Legal custody may… Read More


If you are facing the prospect of divorce your mind is likely filled with questions. The Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram is committed to offering answers to your divorce questions, and to helping you explore your divorce options, including Collaborati… Read More

Marital Property

Division of Marital Property in Maryland Separating from your spouse means dividing up the family’s assets and property, including everything from sentimental holiday decorations to substantial retirement investments. Understanding how the division… Read More


Maryland Family Law Mediation You and your spouse or co-parent know the needs of your family better than anyone else, including a judge. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult for couples to communicate and negotiate well enough on their own to arrive… Read More

Mutual Consent Divorce

You and your spouse both know it is time to go your separate ways. Divorce is inevitable, but you don’t think either is specifically at fault for the break-up of the marriage. Under Maryland mutual consent divorce laws, your marriage can be dissolv… Read More

Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a “prenup,” is a contract entered into by couples contemplating marriage. They are commonly used to protect assets brought into the marriage by one or both spouses in the event the couple should divorc… Read More

Separation Agreement

Maryland Separation Agreement In Maryland, there is no legal status known as a “legal separation.” Couples are either married or divorced. However, a separation agreement can be established when couples decide to live apart in anticipation of div… Read More