At the Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian we provide services to clients in the followsing areas:
Immigration issues may be complex and may require extensive paperwork. At The Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian, we will handle your immigration law issues in a comprehensive manner. No stone shall remain unturned until a satisfactory outcome for your case is achieved. Our law firm has years of experience in the legal field, and can offer the individualized service you deserve.
Whether you are an employer facing the dilemma of hiring talented foreign workers, a fiancé, or a spouse trying to bring your loved ones to the United States, we work with you to make sure you understand the options you have, and provide you with the tools and legal knowledge to effectively address your immigration matter. Our firm has helped thousands of clients with innovative and customized strategies that improve and increase the chances of success. Achieving the best result for your business immigration or family immigration matters is what we do best. The Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian has served the clients’ legal and Immigration needs with competence, integirty, and excellence.
Family Law/ Divorce/ Custody
Since 1996, people throughout the area have made The Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian their source for legal representation for family law cases. Whether you’re filing for divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, marital property division, prenuptial agreements, marital separation agreements, guardianship of your loved one or relative, or any other domestic matter, you can trust us for the services you need. At the Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian, we understand the difficult challenges facing a family during divorce, separation, and child custody issues. Attorney Karpouzian has the experience and compassion to assist you in such stressful times.
Bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13)
When facing a mountain of bills and hearing those harassing messages from creditors, it may be time to speak with a bankruptcy law attorney. At The Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian, we offer the legal services you need to get back on track with a new beginning and a fresh outlook on life. Whether you want to stop foreclosure of your home or wage garnishment, contact us for free evalution of your financial situation. Don't wait untill you loose your home. Consider your legal options, such as filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We can also assist you with your business Chapter 7 filing.
Estate Planning & Administration
Estate planning is the process of organizing your personal, medical, financial affairs in case of disability, incapacity, and death. It helps the individual to arrange for the orderly transmittal of property and assets to the intended beneficiaries. Most people think of estate planning as having a Last Will and Testament drafted. However, you must also plan for the handling of your affairs in case you become incompetent or disabled, and you are unable to handle your personal and financial situation.
A financial Power of Attorney is an essential part of a person's estate plan. With a Power of Attorney, the individual may appoint a trusted person(s) to handle her financial, legal, or business affairs. In Maryland, legislatures have approved a statutory "Limited Power of Attorney" and a "GeneralPower of Attorney." Limited Power of Attorney restricts a designated agent's authority to specific transactions. Genergal Power of Attorney grants an agent broad powers. Aside from planning for your financial decision making and handling of your affairs by an agent during your incapacitated status, it is equally important to plan for personal and health care decision making as well.
In Maryland, an individual may create a medical power of attorney or a living will which is referred to as "Advance Directive." Maryland advance directives as approved by legislators, combine the living will and the health care power of attorney. As estate and trust lawyer, we advise clients regularly on Maryland estate and trust planning issues, whether they are simple or complex. We analyze estate planning needs and customize plans to the specific needs of clients.
Estate and Trust Administration involves the process of distribution of individual's assets upon death. The person may have created a Trust, which can either be Revocable or Irrevocable depending on the estate planning needs of the individual and estate tax planning issues. Whether to pass title to a property or assets by Will or Revocable Trust, or by beneficiary designation, depends on the circumstances of the individual. Trust administration deals with the administration and distribution of assets that are part of a trust created either by the individual's last will and testament or by a revocable or irrevocable trust.
Contact our law firm today in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to schedule an appointment for our services and to further discuss your case.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Hours Available by Appointment
Associations: Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association |
Member of the Maryland State Bar Association | Member of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association | Member of the District of Columbia Bar Association
Awards/Recognitions: Selected as a Leading Lawyer by What’s Up Magazine | Appointed to the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland by Maryland Court of Appeals from 2004-2007
Licenses: Licensed Mediator