Areas of Practice

The Law Office of Ralph L. Sapia offers representation to clients regarding the following areas of family law:

Family Law

● Alimony ● Domestic Relation Orders
● Child Custody and Visitation ● Marital Settlement Agreements
● Child Support ● Mediation
● Contested and Uncontested Divorce ● Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

The Law Office of Ralph L. Sapia’s Top 3 Divorce Myths:

  1. I can do it myself.
    The internet is full of on-line divorce kits, most of which advise you to “consult a lawyer.” What that means is divorce and the issues of custody, alimony and support are complicated and demand the knowledge that a lawyer has to make sure your rights are protected.
  2. It takes a year to get a divorce.
    It does take a year to get a divorce. Generally the husband and wife can resolve the issues of property, custody, alimony and child support by way of an agreement, long before the year
  3. I will lose my children.
    Child custody is based upon a legal concept known as the best interest of the child. Simply stated, the court will determine what will be best for the children. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held there exists a reputable presumption that joint custody is in the best interest of the child. Laznovsky v. Laznovsky, 357 Md. 586, 610 (Md. 2000). Unless a party can prove otherwise, Maryland courts will always, when possible, choose joint custody, thereby giving both parents equal access to the children.


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Personal Injury

In the event you have been involved in a car accident due to someone else’s failure to obey the rules of the road, you are entitled to recover money damages for your property, wages and pain and suffering. Many law firms lead you to believe that they can win these types of cases, when in fact, they merely aim to settle your case as quickly as possible.

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Business/Contract Litigation

Recovery from Breach of Contract

When contracts are breached business and individuals lose money and time; In the legal world we call these losses “damages” to you it is all a costly inconvenience. The Law Office of Ralph Sapia, P.A. and its attorneys has successfully litigated thousands of contract disputes, and while past results are not indicative of future outcomes, we can assure you that we understand the issues surrounding contract disputes.

It is our aim to recovery as much for a client as possible including Compensatory damages – reimbursement for immediate monetary loss and Attorney’s Fees and costs (if available by statue or agreement). Many of these matters can be handled on a contingency basis meaning if we don’t recover your only expense is the costs associated with the litigation.Understanding the legal needs of small to medium size business requires not just knowledge of the law but the ability to understand how these organizations work. 

Business Litigation

Doing business means that sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a client or contractor and you will need a lawyer. The Law Office of Ralph Sapia, P.A. has worked with our business clients in resolving matters including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Real estate
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes

The Law Office of Ralph L. Sapia, P.A. evaluates your situation and aims to provide you with realistic expectations so that the small to mid-size business can make efficient decisions in order to grow their bottom line – NOT OURS.

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