Clinton, Maryland Family Lawyers

Kevin S. Deltrove
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Experienced & Dedicated Lawyer! Fighting for Families!

I provide legal knowledge and skill to help those with family law matters. I am dedicated to vigorously advocating for your family’s rights and interests! Visit my website for information. Read More »
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LaSheena M. Williams
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Maryland Family Law Attorney

LaSheena M. Williams is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Towson University with a dual degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice she moved to the DMV metro area to attend Howard University... Read More »
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Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

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... Read More »
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Darryl Kelley
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Temple Hills, MD Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 449-6200 6944 Allentown Rd
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mondre Hopson Kornegay
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Temple Hills, MD Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(240) 353-5511 7114 Westchester Dr
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Theresa Marie Regner
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(301) 495-3131 9726 Wyman Way
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Family
Charles Walton
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Fort Washington, MD Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 292-8357 10905 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Family, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
Michael Barrett
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National Harbor, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 137 National Plaza
National Harbor, MD 20745
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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?
Thomas Edward Pyles
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Waldorf, MD Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(301) 705-5006 2670 Crain Highway
Suite 106
Waldorf, MD 20601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Thomas E. Pyles, Esquire, is an accomplished personal injury and criminal defense trial attorney with over 26 years of legal experience. He has a tremendous background in personal injury and criminal defense cases, having tried over 200 jury trials and over 1,000 bench trials. Mr. Pyles has handled complex civil and criminal litigation with outstanding client satisfaction and great professionalism. His reputation, both inside the courtroom and out, have allowed him to be one of the top litigators in this state.
Dr. John Christopher Belcher
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Oxon Hill, MD Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(301) 749-7306 6188 Oxon Hill Road
Suite 811
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
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.
Joseph Clifford Hangarter
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Waldorf, MD Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Rd Ste 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Joe is our newest team member, joining the firm after practicing in La Plata for over 10 years at Barbour & Hangarter. We have known and respected Joe for a long time, and it is great to have him join us as “Of Counsel.” He is also admitted to practice in Virginia and the Federal Courts, which gives our firm more reach than before. Joe will concentrate his practice in Personal Injury litigation, Family Law, and Elder Law. Joe has a passion for personal injury litigation, and that is a full time job these days. He is a guy...
Zionne Akpan
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 358-6563 9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 301
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Family, Collections, Divorce 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...
D'Erra Jackson
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road
Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Waldorf, MD Family Law Attorney
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cameron Methner
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Waldorf, MD Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
11705 Berry Road ste 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Cameron joined our firm after serving as law clerk to the Honorable Julia B. Weatherly, known across Maryland as one of the most experienced jurists in family law matters. Cameron’s extensive “behind the scenes” education while serving as clerk is invaluable to her clients who face the prospect of appearing in court for a family law matter. Cameron is a trained mediator and has been since 2008, with a focus on child access mediation. She is currently a Court Appointed Mediator and is assigned mediation cases by the Court as well as accepting private mediations.
Daniel J. Guenther
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Waldorf, MD Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(301) 475-3106 3261 Old Washington Rd.
Hamilton Center Two, Suite 2020
Waldorf, MD 20603
Family, Bankruptcy and Business
Potomac School of Law, Washington, D.C.
As a practicing Bankruptcy Attorney in Maryland for 32 years, Daniel Guenther has helped hundreds of clients in obtaining debt relief and a fresh start through bankruptcy. He has assisted clients in becoming debt free through Chapter 7 or chapter 13, and has helped homeowners avoid foreclosure and save their home through Chapter 13 as well. He has also successfully represented clients and stopped wage garnishments and attachments of assets through protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Laws. To better serve his clients, he has three offices in Southern Maryland, one in Leonardtown (St. Mary's County), one in Waldorf...
Janelle Ryan-Colbert Esq.
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(301) 576-6200 9450 Marlboro Pike, Suite 5
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Family, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Camille R. McBride
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Bowie, MD Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(301) 861-0007 Suite 216
Bowie, MD 20726
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Licensed to practice in District of Columbia , Maryland, Florida and all United States District Courts in those jurisdictions.
Angel Mercedes Murphy
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Oxon Hill, MD Family Law Lawyer
(240) 493-9116 6710 Oxon Hill Road Suite 210
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Family
Jumoke F Oladapo
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(301) 533-8600 6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 605
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Divorce 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 Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Family and Divorce
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.
Regina DeMeo
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(240) 621-0559 4550 Montgomery Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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.
William C. Fanning, Jr.
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La Plata, MD Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(301) 934-3620 FANNING LAW, LLC
201 Centennial Street, Suite 2-A
La Plata, MD 20646
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Attorney Bill Fanning has focused on family law in Maryland since 1993. He and the staff of Fanning Law, LLC understand the complexities associated with separation, divorce, custody, visitation, and other family law matters and will successfully help you and your family through these difficult issues. With over 20 years of experience handling family disputes, Bill Fanning has an in-depth understanding of the legal and emotional issues which affect you and your family. Looking to grow your family through adoption? Fanning Law, LLC can ably assist you and your family through the adoption process...
Anne (Jan) W. White
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(301) 656-8850 7735 Old Georgetown Road Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family and Divorce
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...
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(240) 507-1780 4800 Montgomery Lane
9th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
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.
Mr. Jason William Cleckner Esq.
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College Park, MD Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 789-1616 9601 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 203
College Park, MD 20740
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Michelle C. Thomas
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(301) 841-7404 8403 Colesville Rd
Suite 370
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Family and Divorce
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Paul Reinstein
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Bowie, MD Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(301) 383-1525 17251 Melford Blvd.
Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715
Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Paul J. Reinstein is a partner at the firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC. Mr. Reinstein is widely recognized by his clients and peers as one of the premier domestic law attorneys in the Washington Metropolitan area. Mr. Reinstein has been named by publications including Washingtonian Magazine, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, and the Washington Post, as one of the top family law practitioners in the Washington Metropolitan Area. In February, 2009, Mr. Reinstein was named one of the 88 top divorce lawyers in the entire Washington Metropolitan area. Most recently, Mr. Reinstein was named a one of...
Glenn Cooper
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Glenn Cooper is the Chair of the firm’s Litigation practice and senior partner in our Family Law practice. He frequently appears before federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and before arbitration panels and professional disciplinary boards. No matter whether he is litigating a matter of a business or domestic nature, Glenn aggressively defends his clients’ positions and pursues their desired outcomes. The majority of Glenn Cooper's practice is devoted to complex business, financial, commercial and domestic litigation involving significant business issues.
A number of Glenn's cases have helped shape the current state of the law in...
Stephanie Moran
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(240) 764-5302 9500 Arena Drive
Suite 430
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Maryland - Baltimore
Stephanie Moran is an experienced attorney at Watson & Moran LLC. She is a zealous litigator and negotiator who is dedicated to providing excellent service and legal representation. Ms. Moran's practice areas include Family Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Discrimination, Entertainment Law and Bankruptcy.

Ms. Moran was born in Washington, D.C. She earned her B.A. in 1995 from Howard University, magna cum laude. Her J.D. was obtained at the University of Maryland School of Law in 1998. Additionally, Ms. Moran earned an LL.M., with honors, in 2001 from Georgetown University Law School. Ms. Moran served as Law Clerk to the...
Benjamin Cutter Marcoux
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 459-8200 7850 Walker Drive, Suite 160
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Lloyd Malech
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(301) 913-9119 7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Tracey Coates
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family
Hamline University School of Law
Tracey Coates is Co-Chair of the firm's Family Law department and a member of its Litigation practice group. In working in the former capacity, she handles a variety of domestic relations matters, including pre-marital agreements, divorce and separation, child custody, child support modification, enforcement of court orders and agreements, adoption, and guardianships. Her clients include all types of individuals and couples, in a wide range of family structures.
Tracey works hard to engage in background conversations with her clients to understand family dynamics and build rapport and trust. She goes into every case with a caring, but realistic approach with her...
Michelle Davy
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(240) 744-4636 6301 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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:)
Marc A. Isaacs
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(301) 715-8110 7600 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 625
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Divorce 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....
Meredith Hill
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(240) 638-2897 8403 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Meredith, a native of Montgomery County, Maryland, has been providing quality legal representation since 2011. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate andBusiness Law. She understands that a client's unique legal case, can often be emotional and complex. Meredith enjoys educating her clients and walking them through the legal process. She zealously advocates for her clients both in and outside of the courtroom.

Meredith first began her legal career as a Public Defender for the Marion County Public Defender Agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. She later moved back home to Maryland and became an...
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(443) 741-2567 Suite 100
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jessica Ghaffari
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 986-7900 3 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family and Divorce
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.
Alan Solomon
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 913-5884 7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Jessica Elena Charles
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(240) 561-9224 9701 Apollo Dr
Suite 401
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Family
American University Washington College of Law
Ms. Charles has expertise and experience in family law, wills, trusts and estates, and business law.

She has handled complex family law cases concerning issues of: divorce, alimony, marital property, custody, visitation/access, parental alienation, modification of existing orders, contempt proceedings, protective order proceedings, and child support issues.

In the corporate realm, she works with small and mid-sized companies and assisting them in setting up their business entities as well as representing them in contract negotiations and many other business-related tasks.

Finally, her community involvement is of the utmost importance to her; she believes serving people makes her a better and more effective...
Darlene Powell
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Bowie, MD Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(301) 464-6260 16701 Melford Boulevard
Suite 400
Bowie, MD 20715
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Harvard Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
General practice law firm serving clients in Prince George's County, Maryland and surrounding Maryland counties.
Martine A. Jean
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Hyattsville, MD Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(240) 505-5391 PO Box 223
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Diana Valle
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 340-1911 6301 Ivy Lane
Ste 700
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
American University Washington College of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Diana Valle offers a comprehensive, individually tailored approach to legal representation. Every client is assessed not only to analyze the correct legal course and strategy but to offer general ancillary assistance on other issues. For example, a client with a bankruptcy problem may also need tax assistance, while a client who is in foreclosure may need a bankruptcy.

Ms. Valle's interest in the law stemmed from her sense of justice and fair play for all. The challenges of learning the law coupled with her passion for justice peaked Ms. Valle's interest in pursuing a legal career. Ms....
Shayan Modarres
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Washington, MD Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(202) 780-9590 8121 Georgia Avenue
Suite 800
Washington, MD 20024
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce 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...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

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