Law Offices of Marjorie H. Rowland, MS, JD
I am Marjorie Rowland, but I prefer to be called Marj. I have been an attorney since May, 1981. Before practicing law I was a counselor and a teacher. I also worked as a real estate agent.
My training and experience in counseling and teaching definitely influence how I practice law. I do a lot of listening and a lot of teaching in my practice. This is especially important in the kinds of law which I practice—Family Law and Bankruptcy. In both areas, you are dealing with loss and change and need understanding and support, not legal action alone. Because of my background, I can provide such support.
Whether you’re considering bankruptcy or dealing with a divorce or other family issues, I’ll make sure that you know the process, step by step, and keep you informed all along the way. I welcome your questions and input throughout the process.
When considering divorce, I always ask whether the spouse would be interested in settlement rather than contesting it through the courts. Settlement allows the divorce experience to be much shorter, far less expensive, and, most of all, much less stressful. If this is a possible route, we can discuss what I call the Agreeable Divorce (Read more…)
While most of my Family Law cases are divorce cases, divorce is just one part of Family Law. Legal separation, child custody, child support, orders of protection, changing custody, modifying child support, grandparent visitation, and adoption are some of the various issues involved in what is known as Family Law.
I am also here to help you with issues such as informal probate (handling the estate of someone who has died), simple wills, powers of attorney, deeds and juvenile court issues. While these are specific issues of law, I am experienced with these areas and available to you if you are dealing with any these issues.
There are several types of bankruptcy cases, but a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy are the most common. Whether you’re filing for a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, the goal is the same — to allow you relief from your debts! Both can give you a fresh start which is at the same time fair to your creditors (Read more…).
As with family law cases, filing Bankruptcy also requires understanding, support, and ongoing attention to you and to your case. I will provide as much time as you need during our free initial consultation to assure that all your questions are answered and the process is thoroughly explained.