What I Do

About me

I am a family law attorney located in Annapolis and practice throughout Maryland.

After practicing family law for two prestigious firms in Annapolis, I opened my own practice. My practice focuses on issues involving divorce, custody, property disputes, asset division, monetary awards, alimony, child support, domestic violence and adoptions. I handle all stages of litigation to include settlement negotiations and the preparation of separation agreements, to contested trials. I have practiced family law exclusively since August 2001 and was honored to be selected as a Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2018.

Here's why you need to make sure you have an experienced family law attorney on your side for whatever your needs:

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Family law attorneys are experienced handling divorce cases like yours and can tell you at the outset what course(s) of action would be best for you in proceeding with your divorce -- including your options in areas like child custody, division of property/finances, and child support.


A family law attorney can be more objective about your divorce than you can (especially when emotions run high), and will not make any rash decisions in handling your case. For instance, when you may be tempted to go for a quick resolution of property division through early settlement, your attorney may counsel you that it is in your best interests to wait for a more fair and equitable division.


An experienced attorney can work through the maze of paperwork that can be necessary in resolving your divorce, so that you can get on with your life.


When handling a divorce, especially in complex cases where the divorcing couple has extensive property and financial

Paula Nightingale



I am your advocate and will zealously represent your interests in accordance to the law. Law Office of Paula G. Nightengale LLC 1906 Town Centre Blvd., Suite 265 Annapolis, MD 21401