Custody Matters, LLC is a team of legal professionals and support staff that provides full litigation services for your family law, custody, visitation and child support cases. The lead attorney, Bryon W. Szojchet Esq., started out as a rabbinical student with aspirations of teaching and counseling. Bryon married and raised his six children while serving as a teacher and a Rabbi for almost 20 years. It was during this period that he not only became aware of, but experienced firsthand, the array of social, emotional, spiritual and financial challenges facing families during separation and divorce. The plight of the children became his greatest concern. Bryon saw that he could best serve people in such circumstances as an attorney and advocate.
So, in 2000, at the age of 41, while working full time to support his family, Bryon attended the University of Maryland School of Law, graduated with Honors, and was admitted to practice Law in the State of Maryland.
To acquire litigation experience, Bryon volunteered as a pro bono panel attorney for the Public Defender in Baltimore City. After six months he was invited to join the litigation team at the House of Ruth Legal Clinic, where he represented victims of domestic violence. Bryon gained key skills and insight while working at the House of Ruth, which boasts one of the finest family law litigation staffs in Maryland. Bryon was privileged to practice at the House of Ruth through February of 2006.
In March of 2006, Bryon, hoping to broaden the scope of his representation and the population he could serve, entered private practice. Since that time Bryon has appeared in Maryland counties as far south as Charles County, as far north as Cecil County, as far west as Frederick County and as far east as Dorchester and Wicomico Counties. Bryon's experience and expertise includes matters of child custody, third party custody, visitation orders, and child support as well as the various issues in divorce and separation.