Suitland, Maryland Divorce Lawyers

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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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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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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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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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
Dr. John Christopher Belcher
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Oxon Hill, MD Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(301) 749-7306 6188 Oxon Hill Road
Suite 811
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Free ConsultationDivorce, Civil Rights, Criminal and Family
Tulane University
30 years experience as lawyer--10 years as a federal prosecutor employed by Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and 20 years as solo practitioner in Oxon Hill, Maryland concentrating in family law, criminal law, tort law (including personal injury/auto accidents), civil rights, business counseling & litigation, and appeals. Reasonable fees and very high rate of satisfaction among former clients.
Darryl Kelley
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Temple Hills, MD Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 449-6200 6944 Allentown Rd
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mondre Hopson Kornegay
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Temple Hills, MD Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(240) 353-5511 7114 Westchester Dr
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Edward O'Connor Jr
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(301) 574-5590 5407 Water St
Suite 108
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Experienced Attorney. Over 34 years as an Attorney in Prince George's County Maryland. Reasonable Fees. Free Consultations. Payment plans available. Credit cards accepted. Client's of Mr. O'Connor rave about his personal attention to them and their legal problem. Mr. O'Connor will solve your legal problem. He is an an Attorney that truly cares about you and your legal problem. Call him first. Why trust your legal case to an attorney that has far less experience. It may be cheaper but you know what they say. You get what you pay for. Would you hire a doctor to remove...
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
Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Largo, MD Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 363-2933 1401 Mercantile Ln
#105
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...
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?
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...
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
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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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
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
Reginald Morris Sealey
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(866) 952-8809 14412 Old Mill Road #101
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
LCDR Reginald M. Sealey, USCG (Ret) Immediate Past President, Prince George’s County Chapter MOAA LCDR Sealey is born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. He is a 1974 NROTC graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, with a BA degree in History. He led a Cadet Platoon, played on the Basketball team, achieved the Dean’s List, won the Kelly Award while a cadet Sargent in H Company, and was a member of the 1974 Summerall Guards. He was first commissioned a second lieutenant United States Marine Corps and served on active duty as a communications...
Ronan Jay Gulstone
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 952-0763 14513 Main St.
Suite C
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
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
Jewell Parker
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Attorney
(888) 411-9340 P.O. Box 717
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
The Parker Firm is a boutique law firm dedicated to advancing the goals and objectives of its clients. The firm handles a wide range of matters and prides itself on client service and sensitivity to each clients individual needs. We look forward to working with you.
Sharon Primus-Theodore, Esq.
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Attorney
(240) 485-8174 P.O. Box 4923
Upper Marlboro, MD 20775
Divorce
At the Law Office of Sharon Primus-Theodore, you can expect to receive personal service from an attorney who values each client's individual concerns and pays close attention to what each client needs. The one-on-one approach the firm employs reflects the commitment to seeking outcomes for the benefit of the client. No one situation is the same, and for this reason, I will work with you to achieve your desired result by approaching your particular circumstances with solutions tailored to your individual and family interests. I am licensed to practice in Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Charles Walton
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Fort Washington, MD Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 292-8357 10905 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Divorce, Employment, Estate Planning and Family
James Eric Gibson
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Upper Marlboro, MD Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 627-6360 P.O. Box 1658
2905-A Old Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773
Divorce and Family
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
Ste 700
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.
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...
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.
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.
Heather Renee McCabe
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(301) 888-6945 6701 Democracy One Plaza Loop
#300
Bethesda, MD 20817
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Heather McCabe is an accomplished litigator, mediator, and parenting coordinator. She enjoys working closely with clients to help them achieve their goals for both themselves and their children. She has taught both at Georgetown University Law School and American University's Washington College of Law. She exclusively practices in the area of family law (including divorce, separation, child support, domestic violence, and child custody).
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,...
Marc A. Isaacs
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Bethesda, MD Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(301) 715-8110 7600 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 625
Bethesda, MD 20814
Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
American University Washington College of Law
We are a full service law firm offering customized legal solutions. Our firm represents clients in all aspects of family law, including complex marital dissolution actions, high conflict custody matters, paternity, and non-marital cohabitation cases. We also represent clients in Landlord & Tenant matters, along with a number of other practice areas. We understand that the most successful settlements result from intense trial preparation. Our firm works tirelessly in achieving advantageous results for our clients. We have represented a wide range of individuals, and understand that each client has their own unique circumstances that require creative and customized legal solutions....
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.
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...
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...
Valerie E Anias
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Annapolis, MD Divorce Lawyer
(410) 919-1790 PO Box 590
Annapolis, MD 21140
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of Baltimore School of Law
Valerie E. Anias is a founding member of ERA Law Group, LLC. She leads the family law, estate litigation, and mediation sections of the firm’s practice in Annapolis, Maryland. Val brings compassion, understanding, and thoroughness to the table when taking on a case. She is passionate about assisting underrepresented individuals and advocates for her clients irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, family status, etc. Whether the issue involves a child custody dispute, divorce, adoption, or conflicts in an Estate, Val’s approach provides her clients with top notch legal representation and ensures that her clients’ rights...
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.
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.
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...
David Bach
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Rockville, MD Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(301) 738-7655 1401 Rockville Pike
Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Education and Family
Hamline University School of Law
I have 23 years experience representing parties in divorce, custody, child support, visitation, paternity, and guardianship matters. My goal is to plan for trial from the initial client meeting forward, while at the same time attempting to construct a reasonable settlement for my clients either directly with the other party or through mediation. I was certified as a Collaborative Practitioner March 2011. In addition to representing clients locally, Mr. Bach has extensive experience representing clients involved in international family disputes including divorce, child custody, division of property and family assets, as well as retirement benefits. He has successfully handled...
Geoffrey Scott Platnick
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Potomac, MD Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(301) 231-0927 12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
SUNY Buffalo Law School
When it comes to achieving a positive outcome for his clients, Geoffrey Platnick is passionate. Often meeting him under emotionally devastating circumstances, clients rely on Geoff to assess their specific family circumstances and goals, and then formulate and execute a strategy to achieve a desirable outcome for them and their families. His experience and training provides him an insightful perspective into the field of family law and its complex needs. He presents clients with strategic, thoughtful and zealous representation, providing solutions for both their immediate and long-term concerns. Geoff is particularly adept at crafting settlement agreements that...
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
Eshigo P. Okasili
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Burtonsville, MD Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(301) 452-4929 15324 Spencerville Court, Suite 201
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
William Mitchell College of Law
In the first half of my legal education, I worked full-time, attended law school part-time and volunteered with African American Family Services and Legal Aid (both in Minneapolis, MN). In the second half of my legal education, I attended law school full-time, worked part- time and volunteered as a student attorney (under the supervision of licensed attorneys). I had my first two children while a law student and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN in January 2003. After my graduation, I devoted my time to raising my young children and assisting my husband with his...
Hadrian Hatfield
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Potomac, MD Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(301) 230-6575 12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Suite 600
Potomac, MD 20854
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and International
Faculte de Droit, Nice, France, Vanderbilt University Law School and University of Central Arkansas
Hadrian N. Hatfield represents clients who want creative, informed, and thoughtful solutions to complex family law problems. His in-depth knowledge and extensive experience ranges from cases with high-stakes and strong emotions to interstate and international situations. Mr. Hatfield is fluent in French and has worked on international law issues at the U.S. Department of State. Local and overseas clients often consult him on international family law matters such as: •International Pre-Nuptial Agreements; •Divorce litigation in two countries at the same time; •Foreign located marital assets; •International alimony and child support issues; and •Custody and visitation rights in...
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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.