Law Office of Mary D. McKnight


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Jury Trials

While jury trials have become less frequent, if Mrs. McKnight deems a jury trial is necessary to best suit the needs of her clients, the case is set for jury trial. This most frequently happens in relocation cases, in which one parent seeks to move with the children to another state or city. This often follows marriage, a new job, or “because they want to”. As judges are reluctant to grant one parent the right to move, absent very compelling reasons, a jury trial can be sought after by one of the parents.

Juries are also requested in some termination cases when a court may be more forgiving of a parent’s misdealing. The Law Office of Mary D. McKnight has extensive experience (over 100 jury trials from 1975-2019)


When my ex- husband filed for divorce and filed for sole custody I felt lost in the legal world. Thanks to the Lord, I found Mary. She fought for me every day. It was a painful and difficult process to divorce and fight for custody but Mary made it easier. She told me exactly what to do and never gave up when things got hard. I love this woman, she's simply the best. Legal Services
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Throughout a 2yr custody battle for primary residence of my stepdaughter, Mary was very prompt, precise and patient in working with us even through the loss of her husband. She was very much involved in every step of the way, even helping us see positive when we'd hear so much negative. Mary stands for what she believes is the best interest and fights even harder. I would most definitely recommend Mary to anyone else needing help, she will stick with you and fight it out. Legal Services
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When your hope is fading, but you still feel righteous and ready to stand up for yourself and your family, Mary McKnight is the one who will be by your side no matter what. Mary McKnight is superb in all areas you can wish for your attorney to be. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, outstanding in the courtroom with her quick and pointed responses, very sensible, wise, and, most importantly, brave. Nobody can intimidate her in the courtroom! Legal Services
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