From our offices in Waldorf, Baltimore and La Plata, we at the Law Offices of P.A. Hotchkiss & Associates serve clients who have a range of family law issues. Our practice is extensive, and we confidently handle name changes, guardianships and adoptions. Below is some information regarding each of these areas. To learn more or discuss your individual needs, contact a lawyer today.

Name Changes

We understand that changing your name is very personal and can be a very sensitive matter. The Law Offices of P.A. Hotchkiss and Associates will efficiently handle the details of your name changes in an expeditious manner.


Guardianship allows the Maryland courts to name an individual to handle the affairs of a person suffering some form of legal incapacity: minors are unable to supervise their finances, and disabled adults, either by age or by illness, often need the protection of a guardian. The highly qualified and compassionate attorneys of the Law Offices of P.A. Hotchkiss and Associates will work for you to obtain the guardianship needed to protect the interests of your minor or adult disabled individual.


Adding a new member to your family should be an enjoyable event. We are dedicated to helping clients with the legal aspects of the adoption process in order to efficiently allow you to complete the process and begin your life with the new member of your family as soon as possible.

If you have questions or concerns regarding name changes, guardianship, adoption or other family law matters, contact an attorney at our firm today by calling 301-932-7700. With over 25 years of experience, our firm founder attorney Phyllis Hotchkiss leads our firm in providing thorough and personalized representation to each and every one of our clients. Get in touch with us today to schedule your initial consultation.