Spring Gap, Maryland Divorce Lawyers

Mariah D. Stover
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Gaithersburg, MD Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(888) 519-2801 18310 Montgomery Village Ave
#410
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Ms. Stover is an attorney with extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of legal matters including family law (divorce, custody, child support), criminal and traffic (DUI/DWI, theft, Post-Conviction Petitions), personal injury (auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls), and immigration (naturalization, adjustment of status, and asylum).

After graduating law school, Ms. Stover clerked for the Honorable Marielsa A. Bernard of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD. Throughout her clerkship, Ms. Stover not only gained knowledge of the law and the inner workings of the courthouse, but she also gained extensive insight into a wide variety of family law...
Alan Solomon
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 913-5884 7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
The George Washington University Law School
In practice in Maryland and Washington D.C. For 25 years. I have tried hundreds of cases and resolved many more. The most important thing a lawyer can do for you is to analyze the case and take steps to assure a positive outcome. A resolution without a trial is always preferable.
Christy McFaul Saunders
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Westminster, MD Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(443) 289-9235 231 E. Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Christy McFaul Saunders, a 1988 Graduate of the University of Maryland, began her career as a judicial law clerk in Baltimore and by 1990 was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Carroll County, serving the county for the next five years. In her role as ADA for Carroll County she tried a variety of cases to include DUI, child abuse, and homicide.

From 1995-1996, Christy served as the District Court Division Supervisor for Frederick County and was a member of the homicide team. In 1996, she joined Hickman, Ulsch & Honiker and quickly rose to partner in 1997 creating Ulsch, McFaul Saunders and...
Dontrice Hamilton
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 503-1690 1 Church Street
Suite 910
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
The George Washington University Law School
2002 and 2003 - Nominated for Who's Who Among American Law Students

2012 - Recipient of the Pro Bono Award from Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc.

2014 - Recipient of the President's Citation for Outstanding Pro Bono Service from the Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation

Attorney Dontrice P. Hamilton graduated from The George Washington University National Law Center. As a law student, she interned at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. After graduation, she was a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable William B. Spellbring, Jr. at the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Her practice focuses on family law,...
Anthony A. Fatemi
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(888) 519-2801 18310 Montgomery Village Ave
#410
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Gaithersburg, MD Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Elizabeth Pugliese
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(240) 408-5393 200A Monroe St., Ste. 303
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
A law firm for every day people. The belief of my practice is simple: I represent those who need an attorney but think they can't afford one. I believe in standing up for those who think no one will stand up for them. I give voice to the voiceless. Sometimes things happen. You need an attorney. You think you can't afford one. You can afford Elizabeth Pugliese, Esq.
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...
Michael Barrett
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 3 Bethesda Metro Center
#700
Bethesda, MD 20814
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?
Stewart Andrew Sutton
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8 Executive Park Court
Germantown, MD 20874
Free ConsultationGermantown, MD Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
Divorce, Family, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of California - Los Angeles
I’m Stewart A. Sutton and I have been practicing law in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and California for over 30 years. I am a general practitioner, who helps individuals, families, employees, entrepreneurs, and small businesses solve their ordinary and sometimes extraordinary legal problems.

My areas of practice include: family law; business law; personal injury; civil rights; wills and trusts; legal malpractice, real estate litigation, and appeals. I limit my practice to representing no more than a dozen litigation clients at a time.

My philosophy is to provide the highest quality legal representation to a small number...
Zionne Akpan
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Rockville, MD Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 358-6563 401 East Jefferson Street
Suite 208
Rockville, MD 20850
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...
Dawn Renee Gould
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Divorce and Family
Hamline University School of Law
Ms. Gould was a prosecutor for the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office for over 10 years prosecuting child support cases from the establishment phase to the enforcement phase. She was also the Legal Liaison for the State’s Attorney’s Office Child Support Division with the Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program and the Frederick County Workforce Services, both of which assisted individuals in breaking barriers to obtaining employment.

Ms. Gould also has a background in drafting legislation as she was a policy analyst for the State Legislature, Maryland General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services.

Ms. Gould is a Member of the Maryland State Bar...
Reginald W. Bours III
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 51 years experience
(301) 340-9016 401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 103
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore
Aggressive, fully prepared trial lawyer who covers Montgomery, Frederick, Howard and Prince George's Counties in District Court and Circuit Court, plus all Maryland Federal Courts. Current active member of National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, NACDL, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, plus Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Associations, where he has been a frequent lecturer. Most recently taught other lawyers about DUI practice in a County Bar CLE. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1968, Maryland Federal U.S. District Court, 1969, and Supreme Court, 1974. Frequently a solo, currently in the partnership of Bours & Lucero, LLC, which...
Jonathan James Biedron
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Germantown, MD Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(301) 916-2900 8 Executive Park Court
Germantown, MD 20874
Divorce and Family
Harvard Law School
I am Jonathan Biedron, a graduate of Harvard Law School and a practicing family law attorney since 1993. I represent men and women seeking separation, divorce, or resolution to a child custody or child support issue in Montgomery County or the surrounding areas of Maryland. Contact my law office when you need legal help with a family law matter.

I've often heard clients say they were looking for a "bulldog" to handle their divorce case. They think the only sure-fire way to win is to attack the case and their former spouse. Some situations do call for aggression, but in...
Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee
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Westminster, MD Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 871-1700 196 E Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
I have recently joined with Paul Capriolo to better serve my clients in the areas of Family Law, Mediation, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support, Criminal and DUI Defense, Wills and Estate Planning and Estate Administration, and Personal Injury cases. I have over 15 years of experience and Paul has over 30 years of experience in the above listed areas of the law.
James J. Gross
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Chevy Chase, MD Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(301) 907-4585 4601 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Missouri - Columbia
Managing Partner and Co-founder of Thyden Gross and Callahan, a law firm in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Author of four books on divorce. Formerly tax counsel for Satellite Business Systems, communications attorney for the FCC, and chemical engineer for the Procter & Gamble Company. Master of Laws in Taxation, Georgetown. Highest ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, SuperLawyers and Avvo.com.
Nicholas C. Minshew
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(240) 386-8705 401 North Washington Street
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
American University Washington College of Law
The attorneys at Minshew & Ahluwalia LLP are devoted exclusively to the practice of Family Law, including uncontested and contested divorce, separation, child support, child custody, alimony and spousal support, separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, division of property, domestic violence, child support enforcement and modification, paternity, and adoptions. We are strong advocates for families in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and committed to delivering the highest professional and ethical standards to the practice of family law. The law firm provides high-quality, aggressive, and innovative legal representation to defend our client's legal rights and protect their interests, both personally and financially. Client service...
Alicia R. Lucero
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(301) 340-7600 401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 103
Rockville, MD 20850
Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
Divorce and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Alicia is a native of the Washington Metropolitan Area, born in Washington D.C. and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. Alicia received her B.A. in Political Science with Honors at the University of Maryland College Park. She later attended The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, and graduated with honors. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland in 2004.

Since being admitted to the bar, Ms. Lucero has been practicing family law.

Alicia is the proud mother of a high school CAP student at Blair High School. In her free time she enjoys...
Rahul Kishore
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Rockville, MD Divorce Lawyer
(301) 315-0001 9201 Corporate Blvd.
Suite 330
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce and Family
Rahul Kishore - Maryland Divorce Attorney / Lawyer Concentrating in Family Law Matters such as Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Collaborative Divorce, Family Mediation and Division of Marital Property. Which allow them to handle large asset based Family Law cases successfully. We are here to help you call on 301-715-3838 or visit www.maryland-lawoffice.com
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,...
Richard Dodd II
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Rockville, MD Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(301) 637-3626 110 N. Washington St.
Suite 501-D
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Boston University School of Law
Richard Dodd is a seasoned divorce and child custody negotiator and litigator. He is also trained in mediation and collaborative dispute resolution, both of which emphasize clients' self-determination in negotiating settlement terms to provide for equitable parenting access plans and property settlements according to their values and objectives, rather than leaving the outcome to a judge.
Afshin Pishevar
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Rockville, MD Divorce Lawyer
(301) 279-8773 226 N Adams St
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Jason Morton
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Hagerstown, MD Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(301) 739-3600 82 West Washington Street, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Divorce, Collections, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jason Morton is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in 1994. Jason served as a law clerk in the Circuit Court for Washington County before practicing with Strite and Schildt, P.A. He was an adjunct professor of Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Ethics at Kaplan University. He joined our firm in 2011. Jason’s practice emphasizes Family Law but he also handles cases that involve landlord/tenant issues, business disputes, collection matters, administrative law and business and transactional matters. He has served on the...
Lisa Trail
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Frederick, MD Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(240) 583-0233 5100 Buckeystown Pike
Suite 250
Frederick, MD 21704
Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Lisa Trail is an attorney and the founder of Maryland Strategic Divorce Consulting, LLC. Ms. Trail has over 19 years of experience as an attorney in Maryland, the last decade of which was spent focusing on family law. Lisa Trail approaches her cases in a caring and methodical manner, focusing on the specific needs of her clients. She pays attention to the details that can change the outcome of her client’s case. Ms. Trail’s personalized approach, together with her practical knowledge and expertise in family law provides clients with the help they need. After years...
Spencer Michael Hecht
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(301) 587-2099 111 Rockville Pike, Suite #740
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2002, Spencer Hecht began his path towards developing a boutique family law practice founded on principles of unmatched work ethic, comprehensive knowledge of the law, and the real practicalities of the family dynamic. Mr. Hecht’s extensive divorce and child custody experience, aggressive approach, and high rate of success, has allowed him and his firm to become a strong presence in Montgomery County and the surrounding counties in Maryland.

A native of Montgomery County himself, Mr. Hecht resides in Montgomery County with his two sons. His firm is deeply rooted in...
David Paul Weber
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Gaithersburg, MD Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 850-3370 267 Kentlands Blvd., Suite 250
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Divorce, Criminal, Employment and Probate
Syracuse University College of Law
I am a big-city attorney who practices on Main Streets in Gaithersburg, MD and on Chincoteague Island, VA. I am a licensed attorney (Maryland, Virginia, DC), certified fraud examiner (nationwide), and registered private investigator (Virginia). Before starting my own law practice, I was a National Park Ranger, a law clerk to a federal judge, a U.S. government prosecutor, and a criminal investigator. I completed my career as the Assistant Inspector General for the Securities and Exchange Commission. In private practice, nearly all my cases involve litigation - meaning trial work - but the cases vary...
Brian Barkley
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Frederick, MD Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(301) 627-1231 8 West Third Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
The George Washington University Law School
The National Law Center, George Washington University J.D., with Honors
University of Maryland, BA Major in Government & Politics, Minor in Psychology
Civic, Professional, Foundation and Corporate Affiliations:

Delegate to Democratic National Convention
Campaign Manager for Rep. Michael D. Barnes
Rockville Chamber of Commerce – Past President
National Capital Chapter of MS Society - Board of Trustees, and Past Chair
Shady Grove Hospital Fund Campaign - Major Gift Chair
Montgomery County Bar Association –Chair Judicial Selections; Member of Ethics, Fee Arbitration and Legislation Committees
Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce - Vice President
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce - Liquor Control Evaluation
Rockville Alternative Community Service Commission
Montgomery County Volunteer MS Committee -...
William F. Mulroney
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Ashton, MD Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(240) 389-1946 18100 High Field Road
Ashton, MD 20861
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Elder and Personal Injury
With over 35 years in the courtroom, William Mulroney is a skilled litigator that is not afraid to take on tough cases. Knowledgeable and well respected; William has been instrumental in winning verdicts and settlements on many notable cases.

Prior to starting the Mulroney Law Firm, William led cases at Ashcraft and Gerel, LLP in a broad range of practice areas, including construction and automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, asbestos litigation, medical malpractice, and serious personal injury cases.

William is a straight-shooter. He tells the plain truth – not just what people want to hear. If you have a case that requires litigation,...
Matthew David Alman
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Gaithersburg, MD Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 330-0010 183 Mill Green Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Boston University School of Law
Keith Havens
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Frederick, MD Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 696-0110 220 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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.
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...
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
Michael Callahan
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Chevy Chase, MD Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(301) 907-4580 4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Georgetown University Law Center
Michael F. Callahan practices family law, estate planning and elder law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Callahan is the partner in charge of the firm’s estate planning and elder law practice.
He received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in 1987, and is a member of the Georgetown Chapter of Order of the Coif. He has practiced law for over thirty years.
He has been named among the top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers
He lives with his wife, their children from time to time, and their cat in Arlington, Virginia.
Robert Lloyd Baum
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Rockville, MD Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(301) 610-0610 401 N Washington St
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Washington University School of Law
Bob Baum has over 35 years of experience dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses resolve difficult disputes through mediation, arbitration, collaborative law and litigation. Bob prides himself on having a loyal relationship with his clients, founded on extensive experience, availability and integrity. Throughout the years, Mr. Baum continues to thrive as a leader in his field. He will explain and provide you with the most appropriate way to resolve your legal concern, using the most appropriate time and cost effective method to resolve your legal issues. Bob is experienced in deciding many...
Eric M. Glass
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(240) 399-7839 111 Rockville Pike
Suite 975
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
James Patrick DeLorenzo
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Frederick, MD Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(301) 698-4875 143 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
Divorce, DUI, Family and Juvenile
Mr. DeLorenzo is a Partner in Rolle & Conlon in Frederick, Maryland and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1994.
Mr. Gabriel Ciucur Vine Esq.
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(301) 309-0160 110 N Washington St
Suite 403
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Rebecca Lippman
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(301) 365-1451 8408 Whitman Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Divorce and Family
Stanford University
Jessica Ghaffari
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 986-7900 3 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
Divorce and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Jessica Markham specializes in family law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She is trained as a Best Interest Attorney (formerly Guardian Ad Litem) and has been appointed by the Court as a Child Privilege Attorney. She has trial experience in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and Washington D.C. courts. In law school she served as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office where she focused on prosecution of juvenile misdemeanor and felony crimes.
Vincent Wills
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Rockville, MD Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(301) 279-8840 200A Monroe St.
Suite 301
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Donna Kathleen Rismiller
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Rockville, MD Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(301) 340-1616 51 Monroe St
Rockville, MD 20850
Divorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Georgetown University Law Center
Donna K. Rismiller is the founder of Rismiller Law Group, LLC and is an accomplished litigator and collaborative resolution professional. Focusing her practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, she assists her clients with complex financial resolutions, significant custody decisions, as well as highly emotionally-charged disputes, often involving the challenging dynamics of abuse and control.

Donna Rismiller has been recognized for her high achievement and legal aptitude by several publications including the Maryland Daily Record, Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, Baltimore Magazine and The Washington Post Magazine. She has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial...
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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.