Capitol Heights, Maryland Divorce Lawyers

Kevin S. Deltrove
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Experienced & Dedicated Lawyer! Fighting for Your Rights!

I provide legal knowledge and skill to help those going through a divorce. I am dedicated to vigorously advocating for your rights and interests! Visit my website for more information. Read More »
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LaSheena M. Williams
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Maryland Divorce Attorney

LaSheena Williams is currently an attorney practicing in Rockville, Maryland. She focuses on family law, estate planning, and personal injury litigation. She represents clients in trial courts, mediations, and hearings... Read More »
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Michael J. O'Shea
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Maryland Divorce Lawyer

Michael was raised in Calvert County. He graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School and went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College in Maryland, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Pi Sigma... Read More »
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Stephanie Moran
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Maryland Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience

Georgetown University Law Center and University of Maryland - BaltimoreMaryland and District of Columbia
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Capitol Heights, MD Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(202) 349-1129 1301 Karen Blvd
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Divorce, Employment, Estate Planning and Family
Capitol Heights, MD Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(301) 336-4900 6500 Central Ave
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Divorce and Family
Benjamin Cutter Marcoux
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Greenbelt, MD Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 459-8200 7850 Walker Drive, Suite 160
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Benjamin Marcoux joined Houlon, Berman, Bergman, Finci, Levenstein & Skok, LLC in June of 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he worked with the Collaborative Law Group in Ellicott City, Maryland. He served clients in a variety of practice areas including: family, civil litigation, collaborative law, wills and probate, and personal injury. Ben has appeared before judges and masters in Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Calvert and Worcester counties. While in law school, Ben served as Dean's Fellow to Professor Rice, the former Evidence Master for the AT&T break-up litigation. Ben is a member of the...
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(443) 741-2567 Suite 100
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Baltimore School of Law
Joshua Graeme Whitaker
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Greenbelt, MD Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 513-5080 7474 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
The George Washington University Law School
Stephanie Moran
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(240) 764-5302 9500 Arena Drive
Suite 430
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Maryland - Baltimore
Rowena Nicole Nelson
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Largo, MD Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 358-3271 1801 McCormick Drive
Suite 150
Largo, MD 20774
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Nova Southeastern University
Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Largo, MD Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 363-2933 1401 Mercantile Ln
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Largo, MD 20774
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
My philosophy is a guiding principle in my law practice and I apply it in every facet of serving my clients. My practice is an extension of that philosophy as I help clients problem solve when they are in the throes of a crisis. My philosophy also guides me when I am helping clients to avoid a future crisis through strategic planning and when I help them set priorities to mitigate the impact of a future problem.

Attorney Robin Rucker Gaillard is adept at the law and her ability to listen closely and to provide strong counsel along with a solid...
Zionne Akpan
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 358-6563 9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 301
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Divorce, Collections, Family and Juvenile
Boston University
Attorney Akpan has been in practice for 19 years, and there is no substitute for experience. At the Law Offices of Zionne Akpan, we put our knowledge and experience to work for you. When you trust your legal needs to us, you will have experienced, aggressive, and professional advocates on your side. We give each client the personal and individualized attention they deserve, and we are experienced at resolving the most serious and complicated legal problems. We ensure that our clients understand the legal process and provide them with the information they need to make informed...
Eunice Gray Hogan
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Greenbelt, MD Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(301) 474-4044 7319 Hanover Parkway
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Greenbelt, MD 20770
Divorce, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Family
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
After spending more than a decade as an insurance defense attorney for a state agency and a fortune 500 Insurance company, Ms. Hogan decided to pursue her real passion for the law by establishing her firm. The law office’s mission is to provide professional legal services to each client in a caring way. Practice Areas Family Law: Divorce, Separation, Separation Agreements, Child Support, Child Visitation, Child Custody, Spousal Support, Restraining Orders, Simples Wills and Powers of Attorney. Immigration: Asylum, Naturalization, Consulate Processing, Fiancé and Spousal Visas, Green Cards, Adjustment of Status, Waivers, Deportation and Removal Proceedings
Timothy E. Howie
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Maryland Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

University of North Carolina School of LawMaryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
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Nakia Gray
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Largo, MD Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(301) 358-3980 9701 Apollo Drive
Suite 100
Largo, MD 20774
Divorce, Business, Family and Trademarks
Howard University School of Law
Geralyn Lawrence
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(301) 925-2525 9701 Apollo Drive
Suite 301
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Divorce and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ms. Raquel Simone White
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Largo, MD Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(301) 513-0599 1300 Mercantile Lane
Suite 139
Largo, MD 20774
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Howard University School of Law
Jennifer A. Anukem
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Greenbelt, MD Divorce Lawyer
(301) 500-0462 7209 Hanover Parkway
Suite A
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Probate
Raised in Baltimore Maryland, Ms. Anukem holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh (2007) and received her Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School (2010). Ms. Anukem practices in the areas of business, estate planning, personal injury, and family law. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Prince George’s County Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2014, Ms. Anukem was selected as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers magazine for her accomplishments in family law. In addition, she was selected...
Jumoke F Oladapo
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Greenbelt, MD Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(301) 533-8600 6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 605
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Divorce, Family and Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
You will get a personalized quality legal consultation or representation you deserve when you choose my services at Ivylaw. I am the Manging Attorney at Ivylaw Law Office, Greenbelt, Maryland. I am Passionate about helping my clients, both individuals and companies to navigate successfully through the system of U.S immigration and nationality law. My services enable my client to realize their immigration desires and intents, and help them become suceesful contributing members of the society in the United States. Being an immigrant, I know, feel and understand your immigration needs and I am commited to providing successful immigration solutions...
Sandra V. Guzman-Salvado
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(301) 340-1911 6301 Ivy Lane
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Greenbelt, MD 20770
Greenbelt, MD Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Sandra Guzma- Salvado is a bi-lingual family law attorney, mediator, Best Interest Attorney for Children, and Parent Coordinator.

Sandra represents individuals in cases involving child custody, divorce, child support, and access in Maryland. She is often appointed to represent children in contested custody matters.

Legal disputes may be resolved through negotiation, litigation, mediation, or collaborative practice.

Sandra's focus has always been family law because it is what she finds most rewarding. It is an area of law where her patience, reflective listening skills, and ability to sympathize is helpful.
June Marie Marshall
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Silver Spring , MD Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 717-9261 336 Legato Terrace
Silver Spring , MD 20901
Free ConsultationDivorce, Employment and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
My passion has always been to help people. To this end, I focus my practice on mediation, family law, and labor and employment law (including Federal employment law). Acting as a mediator, I help parties resolve their disputes amicably without extensive litigation. However, mediation is not always the best method for everyone. In those instances, I provide legal representation. My goal is to help people resolve their disputes through mediation or litigation, whichever is appropriate.
Shayan Modarres
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Washington, MD Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(202) 780-9590 8121 Georgia Avenue
Suite 800
Washington, MD 20024
Divorce, Civil Rights, Family and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law and American University
Shayan Modarres is an experienced trial attorney, civil rights activist, and the founder and managing member of The Modarres Law Firm. With law offices in Florida and Maryland, The Modarres Law Firm focuses primarily on civil rights litigation. Over the course of his career as a civil rights attorney in Central Florida, Mr. Modarres has represented clients in a number of high-profile cases and successfully recovered large settlements for victims of police misconduct. Most notably, Mr. Modarres served as a member of the legal team that represented the family of Trayvon Martin. Inspired by his work as a...
Ms. Kate S. McDonough
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Silver Spring, MD Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(301) 592-1295 10111 Colesville Road, Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Divorce, Collections, Domestic Violence and Family
Cleveland State University
I am proud of the many successful outcomes I have obtained for my clients, both in litigating contested matters in the courtroom, as well as in negotiating favorable settlements for them. I am committed to representing my clients’ interests in the most ethical, professional, results-driven, and cost-effective manner possible.

My legal career for the past 11 years has been focused primarily in the area of family law. The other two areas in which I practice are (1) probate and contested estate and trust matters, and (2) collections, judgment enforcement, and civil litigation.

My family law practice covers the full range of divorce,...
Erica R. S. Hunt, Esq.
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Camp Springs, MD Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(301) 702-3788 5885 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746
Divorce, Business, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Georgetown University Law Center
Keith Havens
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Greenbelt, MD Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 229-8880 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
American University Washington College of Law
At Havens & Associates, LLC, our clients come first. Every client is treated with personalized attention and is guaranteed effective representation. Our expertise and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of the premier legal firms in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Havens & Associates, LLC is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client. Havens & Associates, LLC represent clients in all state and federal courts located in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Lorrianne Jeanette Rice
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Bowie, MD Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 262-6000 14300 Gallant Fox Lane
Suite 218
Bowie, MD 20715
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Tax
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Michelle C. Thomas
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Silver Spring, MD Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(301) 841-7404 8403 Colesville Rd
Suite 370
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Divorce and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Jason William Cleckner Esq.
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College Park, MD Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 789-1616 9601 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 203
College Park, MD 20740
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Mr. Cleckner practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense, traffic defense, and peace and protective order defense. He has never done anything else. Therefore, he focuses all of his extensive court experience on your case to get the best possible outcome. His wife Melanie handles all of the firm's domestic, family and divorce matters.
Daniel V. Renart
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Bowie, MD Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(301) 383-1525 17251 Melford Boulevard, Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
The Catholic University of America
Randall S Herriott
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Bowie, MD Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 383-1525 17251 Melford Boulevard
Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715
Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Randall S. Herriott is a founding member and partner at the firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC. Randy concentrates his practice in the area of Family Law. Mr. Herriott is well known for successfully representing clients in matters involving the issues of divorce, custody and visitation, child support, alimony, property distribution and domestic violence. In 2008, Mr. Herriott successfully litigated numerous cases involving parties who were seeking the legal and physical custody of their children. In his practice, Mr. Herriott has also successfully litigated several third-party custody actions, where non-parent relatives were granted custody of their minor child relatives. Mr....
Michelle Davy
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Greenbelt, MD Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(240) 744-4636 6301 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Divorce, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Family
Georgetown University Law Center
We understand moms and dads and will help you. Complex and unusual cases welcome. Understanding. Experienced. Efficient. Over 21 Years Experience with all facets of Maryland Family Law for All. Child Support/Modification Uncontested Divorce Contested Divorce Child Custody/Modification Visitation/Modification Property Division Domestic Violence & Family Abuse Violation of Family Civil Rights High-Level Service with a Friendly Payment Plan:)
Lonny Bramzon
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Silver Spring, MD Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(301) 699-7699 8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1002
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Mr. Bramzon is truly a counselor at law. Upon the gravest of circumstances, individuals have been seeking the counsel, help, and defense of Lonny Bramzon for years. He is a master of negotiations. He has a remarkable ability to communicate and connect with clients and adversaries alike. His understanding of the psychology of government agents and attorneys is bar none. He has been able to save the lives and liberty of countless individuals when the circumstances appeared hopeless. Despair does not exist in Lonny’s vocabulary. His ability to speak to a jury and eloquently present his legal issues to...
Kimberly Marie Glencer
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Greenbelt, MD Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 220-2235 6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 408
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Divorce, Agricultural, Domestic Violence and Family
Camille R. McBride
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Bowie, MD Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(301) 861-0007 Suite 216
Bowie, MD 20726
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Licensed to practice in District of Columbia , Maryland, Florida and all United States District Courts in those jurisdictions.
Jac E. Knust
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Columbia, MD Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(410) 465-8900 5513 Twin Knolls Road
Suite 220
Columbia, MD 21045
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jac E. Knust began his law practice in 1972 and practices primarily in the Central Maryland Metropolitan area. He has engaged in a general law practice for 46 years, with emphasis on family law, divorce, separation and property settlement agreements, elder law, estate planning, wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, health care advance directives, criminal matters, real estate, landlord/tenant, business planning, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. He is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Howard County, a former Assistant Public Defender for Howard County. From 2014 to 2018 Jac E. Knust served as a Special Magistrate for the Circuit...
Lynndolyn Tippins Mitchell
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(301) 340-2541 401 East Jefferson Street
Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Education and Traffic Tickets
Antioch Law School
Lynndolyn Mitchell has represented clients in domestic, traffic and criminal litigation matters in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for over two decades. Ms. Mitchell begin her legal career with Juvenile defenders in her hometown of Santa Ana California. Ms. Mitchell has recently expanded her practice to representing military members in Veterans benefits issues and representing special education students at Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings. Lynndolyn Mitchell served as a senior assistant public defender in Virginia Beach, Virginia and deputy public defender in Riverside, California. Ms. Mitchell represents individuals from all economic, social and cultural...
Anne (Jan) W. White
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(301) 656-8850 7735 Old Georgetown Road Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Divorce and Family
Stanford University
Anne (Jan) W. White, with over 30 years of legal experience in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was named to the 2013 Best Lawyers in America in Family Law and in Collaborative Law and to 2013 Super Lawyers. She attended Stanford Law School and is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she was also an Angier B. Duke scholar and Phi Beta Kappa member. Ms. White’s diverse background prepared her to resolve complex divorce issues involving taxes, retirement benefits, trusts, businesses, and related financial...
LaSheena M. Williams
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(301) 778-9950 17 West Jefferson Street
Suite 202
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Howard University School of Law
LaSheena Williams is currently an attorney practicing in Rockville, Maryland. She focuses on family law, estate planning, and personal injury litigation. She represents clients in trial courts, mediations, and hearings on matters relating to, among other things, emergency guardianship hearings, emergency child support hearings, and protective order proceedings. She previously worked as an attorney for a small law firm in Baltimore County, where she also managed the firm's online unbundled legal services practice. Prior to working in private practice, LaSheena worked with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Office, State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, and Baltimore...
Shelly Maynard Ingram
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Fulton, MD Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(301) 658-7354 8115 Maple Lawn Boulevard
Suite 350
Fulton, MD 20759
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Litigation, Mediation, and Collaborative Services - Divorce and Family Law. Shelly Ingram has represented Maryland divorce, child support, child custody, and domestic violence clients since 2004. At the Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram, we will listen to you and provide both legal and practical advice about the strengths and weaknesses of your unique family law case. Shelly understands that family transitions can be extremely difficult and information may be the key to unlocking your peace of mind. An experienced divorce lawyer, Shelly will work closely with you to develop an individualized strategy that meets the emotional...
Regina DeMeo
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(240) 621-0559 4550 Montgomery Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
The George Washington University Law School
For over 18 years, I have focused on helping families in the DC Area with family law issues, including prenups, separation agreements, divorce, custody, support, and property division. The past 10 years, I have also provided mediation and Collaborative Divorce services. Since 2009, I have guest lectured for Georgetown Univ. and GWU Law School, and I have appeared as a legal commentator on Sirius XM, ABC tv, MMCTV, and Good Morning America. I am regularly quoted in the media and recognized as a top lawyer in Superlawyers, Bethesda Magazine and The Washingtonian.
Pawnee A. Davis
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Rockville, MD Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(844) 350-8343 17 W Jefferson St.
Suite 4
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Pittsburgh School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am an award-winning attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable. I am committed to serving my clients well through assertive, thoughtful advocacy. All cases are handled with care, and with a focus on getting results for the client. It is a team effort and I seek the best resolution for you.

Paying for legal representation can be challenging. We do not want money to be an obstacle to receiving excellent representation. As a remedy, we have two (2) new payment options for family law, divorce law, and business law for your legal matter or case and for appeals.

(1) We partner...
David Marquardt
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 603-3480 11810 Grand Park Avenue
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
University of Miami School of Law
My journey to becoming the owner and founder of Wayside Legal came out of an intense sense of justice and a desire to stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves. I started Wayside Legal for you. Every day, the firm is devoted to serving clients and the community with enthusiasm and value. Your case isn’t just a legal event but a complete and total life transition, so I strive to be a concierge that can address any and all of the issues you may face.

I am a veteran attorney licensed in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, handling all...
Michael Barrett
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National Harbor, MD Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 137 National Plaza
National Harbor, MD 20745
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
I have been practicing family law and personal injury in the state of Maryland since 2003. I have helped many families deal with the heart ache of divorce and custodial issues related to divorce...helped clients deal with loss of income, transportation, and life activities due to being injured in a car crash. How may I help you?
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(240) 507-1780 4800 Montgomery Lane
9th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Education and Family
American University Washington College of Law
I began practicing law in 1996. Since then, I have helped many clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia with their family law issues, including high-conflict divorces, custody cases involving special needs children, and premarital and postmarital agreements. I am an experienced litigator, but is also a trained Collaborative practitioner and trained mediator.

For the last twelve years I have also represented numerous students and families in education matters, including school discipline in public and private schools, and campus sexual assault, Title IX cases and academic misconduct cases at the college level.
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Capitol Heights Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.