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Maryland Name Change, Guardianship And Adoption Representation

From our office in Waldorf, we at Law Offices of P.A. Hotchkiss & Associates serve clients that 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 us today.

Name Changes

We understand that changing your name is very personal and can be a sensitive matter. We will efficiently handle the details of your name change in an expeditious manner.


Guardianship allows the 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 & Associates will work for you to obtain the guardianship needed to protect the interests of your minor or adult disabled loved one.


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. 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 by calling 301-932-7700 or filling out our online contact form to schedule your initial consultation.