Bryon Szojchet Esq.


Bryon W Szojchet Esq. has been practicing family law in Maryland since 2004. In 2011 Bryon started Custody Matters, LLC, a law firm concentrating exclusively on child custody between unmarried parties. Bryon worked for the House of Ruth Maryland Law Clinic in Baltimore City representing victims of domestic violence, to help them obtain a protective order, custody of children, and emergency family maintenance. After leaving the House of Ruth in 2006 Bryon was a sole practitioner practicing general family law before forming Custody Matters, LLC. Helping families in stressful times is important to Bryon and is the commitment of Custody Matters, LLC.

Oya Oner Esq.


Attorney Oya Oner is a native of Maryland and has been practicing law in Maryland and the District of Columbia since 1991. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Oner worked as a critical care nurse and obtained her master's degree in Nursing.

Ms. Oner began her litigation career working for an insurance defense firm. For the past fifteen years, she has concentrated her practice in family law and social security disability. She handles all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, pre and post marital settlement agreements.

When not working, Ms. Oner enjoys traveling, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and her two Pekingese dogs.

Judith M. Hamilton

Of Counsel Attorney

Judy received a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Communications from West Virginia University before receiving her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School Law, where she received the Award of Excellence in Family Law. She immediately hung out her own shingle and has been practicing family law ever since - for over twenty-six years. In addition to her private practice, Judy also provided representation at protective order proceedings for victims of domestic violence via grant funds through the Women's Law Center, House of Ruth, and Turnaround. She was also an adjunct professor at Stevenson University for ten years, teaching courses in Domestic Relations, Children and the Law, Contracts, and the Family Law Clinic.

Judy handles all aspects of family law, including divorce, marital property, alimony, custody, visitation, child support, domestic violence, adoption, pre-nuptial agreements, and marital settlement agreements.

When not working, Judy enjoys reading, (particularly about American history), writing, arguing politics, watching vacuous series on Netflix, and spending time with her family.

Meir Goldman


Meir Goldman received his Bachelor of Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in January, 1979, his Master's in Education from Loyola College in May, 1980, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore's School of Law in January, 1988. He was given the honor of being among those chosen as "Outstanding Young Men Of America" in 1988 and listed in "Who's Who" in 2008.

For 34 years he worked for the City of Baltimore in the field of Occupational Safety and Health. First as a trainer then an inspector and finally as an attorney, he ensured that all City employees were working in jobs that were done with their safety and health as the first priority. He served as OSHA Counsel for all Baltimore City agencies, handling all Maryland Occupational Safety and Health cases filed against the Mayor and City Council from initial inspection through trial and appeals. Upon retirement from the City, he came to work for Custody LLC as a paralegal helping clients through the difficult and emotionally challenging custody battles. Focusing mainly on composing pleadings, motions, discovery, and correspondence. He also keeps each client's file up to date and serves as a link between client and attorney when the client's attorney is in court or engaged with other clients.

Elli Flores


Born in upstate New York, Elli moved to Maryland when she was sixteen. She received her Associate's degree in Legal Studies from Baltimore City Community College and got her Bachelor's degree in Legal Support and Services from Purdue University Global.

As a paralegal for Custody Matters, LLC, Elli assists with discovery, correspondence, financial statements, and some aspects of trial preparation. She also keeps each client's file up to date and serves as a link between client and attorney.

Elli is a member of the Maryland Association for Paralegals.
In her free time Elli enjoys spending time with her family, exploring nature through hiking, and reading good books.

Alexander Dehaven

Case Manager

Born and raised in Northern Baltimore County, Alexander graduated from Loyola Blakefield in Towson. After earning his BA in Political Science from Clemson University in 2020, Alexander started his legal career with a family law attorney.

As the Case Manager for Custody Matters, LLC, Alexander conducts new client intakes, manages case files, and is the main liaison between the client and attorneys.

In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and basketball, reading books and spending time with his family at the beach. He plans to attend law school in the near future to further his career.

Christina Mendiola

Client Coordinator

Christina is a Colorado native who lives with her husband and children. She studied and worked for 10 years in the medical field, from working with providers in children's hospitals to client care coordination for seniors. Loving to explore her versatility in a variety of fields, she decided to leave the medical industry and grow her knowledge and experience in the Legal Industry.

As the Legal Secretary at Custody Matters, LLC, Christina assists attorneys on the day to day focusing on organizing important court documents, email, billing, and client correspondence.

In her free time she enjoys adventures with her children, painting and the outdoors.