Germantown, Maryland Family Lawyers

Afshin Pishevar
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law4th Circuit, Federal Circuit, Maryland, U.S. Supreme Court and Washington, D.C.
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Barton D. Moorstein
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Maryland Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolDistrict of Columbia and Maryland
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Stewart Andrew Sutton
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Germantown, MD Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(301) 916-5000 8 Executive Park Court
Germantown, MD 20874
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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 25 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...
Jonathan James Biedron
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Germantown, MD Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(301) 916-2900 8 Executive Park Court
Germantown, MD 20874
Family and Divorce
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...
Alice Pare
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Germantown, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 515-1190 19737 Executive Park Circle
Germantown, MD 20874
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
I relocated to Germantown, Maryland in 1990 from Brooklyn, New York. I have practiced law here ever since. My practice concentrates in the area of family law, personal injury and bankruptcy. We do our best to assist our clients as they transitioning through their legal difficulties.
Anthony A. Fatemi
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Gaithersburg, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 519-2801 18310 Montgomery Village Ave
#410
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mariah D. Stover
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Gaithersburg, MD Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(888) 519-2801 18310 Montgomery Village Ave
#410
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
American University Washington College of Law
Stephen Allen
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Gaithersburg, MD Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(301) 987-2002 301 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
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Matthew David Alman
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Gaithersburg, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 330-0010 183 Mill Green Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Boston University School of Law
Sandra V. Guzman-Salvado
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(301) 340-1911 11 North Washington St.
Ste 230
Rockville, MD 20850
Rockville, 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.
Pawnee A. Davis
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(844) 350-8343 17 W Jefferson St.
Suite 4
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Divorce 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.

Some results:
I obtained an award of 50% joint physical custody and decision making authority for a father--exactly what he wanted.

I litigated a motion and won a judgment for a mother that she is able to keep primary custody of her special needs daughter.

Through my contract writing, a cyber security...
LaSheena M. Williams
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(301) 778-9950 17 West Jefferson Street
Suite 202
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Michelle C. Thomas
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Maryland Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Imad Soubra
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

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Lynette A. Whitfield
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 869-8774 200A Monroe St
Suite 303
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Employment
The George Washington University Law School
Before starting her solo practice in Rockville, Maryland, Ms. Whitfield represented federal sector employees with a variety of labor and employment law issues. Since starting her practice in 2006, Ms. Whitfield has expanded her areas of practice to include Maryland unemployment and wage & hour cases, federal sector workers compensation, and domestic litigation.
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Ms. Stuart Muntzing Skok
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 296-4512 2275 Research Blvd.
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Divorce
West Virginia University College of Law
Stuart Skok is owner and principal of Stuart Skok Law, LLC, with offices in Montgomery and Frederick Counties. She is licensed to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Stuart has practiced matrimonial and family law for over 20 years, handling cases both in and out of litigation. She is certified in Collaborative Divorce and divorce mediation. She frequently lectures on family law and recently published her Handbook on Separation & Divorce, Fourth Edition, available on her website. Stuart has a particular interest in cases involving children with special needs, having a special needs child herself,...
Geoffrey Scott Platnick
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Potomac, MD Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(301) 231-0927 12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Mr. Jason William Cleckner Esq.
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 789-1616 27 Wood Lane
Second Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
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.
Afshin Pishevar
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer
(301) 279-8773 226 N Adams St
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Barton D. Moorstein
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 279-2200 111 Rockville Pike
#400
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Alexander K Anderson
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(301) 675-5672 200A Monroe Street, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
At the Law Firm of Alexander K. Anderson nothing is more important than delivering results for you. From the outset, the firm will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable and confident with the status of your case. We understand that communication is key. We begin by having a conversation about your goals and expected results and begin to build a strategic plan to obtain those goals. It’s a one-on-one, very personal approach. Our promise is not just about the personal attention that the firm will provide, but also the strategic plan to obtain your...
Brian Barkley
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(301) 251-6600 51 Monroe Place #600
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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 -...
Keith Havens
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 947-3330 2401 Research Boulevard
Suite 308
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Rahul Kishore
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer
(301) 315-0001 9201 Corporate Blvd.
Suite 330
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Divorce
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
Alicia R. Lucero
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(301) 340-7600 401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 103
Rockville, MD 20850
Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Maribel LaFontaine
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(301) 424-6339 600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 304
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationFamily and Immigration
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Hadrian Hatfield
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Potomac, MD Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(301) 230-6575 12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Suite 600
Potomac, MD 20854
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce 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...
Elizabeth Pugliese
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(240) 408-5393 200A Monroe St., Ste. 303
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
David Gardner
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(301) 378-8835 600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 308
Rockville, MD 20852
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Divorce is often a difficult and painful process, and it can be emotionally exhausting. If you are going through the divorce process and are wondering where you can turn to procure the help you need at such a time, look no further than Gardner Law Firm. A divorce lawyer in Rockville at this office has assisted numerous individuals who are dealing with complications and hardships comparable to yours and is prepared to take on your case and support you at this time. Attorney David Gardner received his Juris Doctorate from the American University, Washington College of Law and is a...
Bruce Edward Avery
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(301) 762-7644 51 Monroe Street
Suite 701
Rockville, MD 20850-2421
Family
University of Louisville
Mark Oakley
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(301) 424-8081 1803 Research Blvd., Suite 401
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Mark W. Oakley is an established litigation attorney concentrating on civil litigation, personal injury, construction law, and criminal and traffic defense. He also advises business clients, negotiates and drafts contracts, and handles a variety of litigation matters at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Mr. Oakley is trained and certified in the collaborative practice of law. Mr. Oakley is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1987), and the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. 1984). He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of...
Nicholas C. Minshew
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(240) 386-8705 401 North Washington Street
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Richard Lundin
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 875-9700 10 Post Office Road
Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Family and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Richard S. Lundin's dream of becoming a Washington D.C lawyer started far from the nation's capital, working part-time as a litigation assistant in Phoenix Arizona. It was at Arizona State that Rick graduated with a degree in finance, and later George Washington University where he earned his Juris Doctor. It was also during this time that he worked for federal judge, the Honorable Charles R. Richey, who left a strong impression on Rick's early legal career. It was 1994 when Rick was hired by James Nickelsporn, who later invited him to be his law partner, forming Nickelsporn &...
Darcy Shoop
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(301) 340-7950 110 N. Washington Street, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20850
Family
George Mason University School of Law
After many years of practicing family law, and having seen the emotional and financial damage that litigation can cause, I have chosen to focus my practice on healthier ways of resolving disputes such as Collaborative Law, mediation, negotiation, and settlement advocacy. While I represent individual clients, I also assist couples as a neutral mediator. I believe that by focusing on constructive settlement solutions, separating couples are much more likely to make mutually beneficial decisions while preserving valuable financial resources. Whether through Collaborative Law, mediation, or standard negotiation, I help my client stay focused on future goals rather...
Dontrice Hamilton
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(301) 503-1690 1 Church Street
Suite 910
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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,...
Pamela Lindsay Parvis
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(301) 340-9090 111 Rockville Pike
Suite 1120
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Since 2002, I have represented clients in Maryland custody, divorce, and marital matters. I negotiate, litigate, and advocate for the best interests of my clients, whether in contested litigation, uncontested settlement, as well as premarital and other agreements. My clients are not only spouses and parents, but also children whose interests she is appointed by the court to represent in contested custody litigation. I strive to improve the Maryland law in the General Assembly, volunteering my time to monitor, advocate, and educate about legislative developments in family law.

My goal is to help my clients move away from...
Arnold Blank
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 56 years experience
(301) 279-2200 111 Rockville Pike
#400
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Diana Valle
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 340-1911 11 North Washington St.
Ste 230
Rockville, MD 20850
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....
Emily L. Russell
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(443) 812-1435 199 E Montgomery Ave
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Emily leads our firm’s litigation team, focusing on all aspects of divorce, custody and child support matters. Emily’s favorite place to be, when she’s working, is in the courtroom. She is a seasoned litigator who will tell you that there are few things in life better than a well-executed cross-examination. When she’s not in court, Emily is one of the nicest lawyers you will ever meet. Within the firm she is known for her ability to approach every case with a calm focus that puts her clients at ease. She has earned the well-deserved reputation among her colleagues for...
Vincent Thomas Lyon
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Gaithersburg, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(240) 210-4301 P.O. Box 10502
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
Family, Business and IP
The George Washington University Law School
Robert Lloyd Baum
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(301) 610-0610 401 N Washington St
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
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...
Eden Olser Terenzini
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(301) 801-7046 451 Hungerford Drive
#119-285
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Divorce
Terenzini Law LLC offers legal services exclusively in family law matters. Many family disputes can be resolved with the help of experienced legal counsel, and Terenzini Law provides advice and advocacy to clients facing a variety of family transitions. Our firm offers responsive, individualized representation and personalized problem solving.
Harry Stone
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Rockville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 762-1717 103 North Adams St
Rockville, MD 20850
Family, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
With 16 years of experience, I have represented clients throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia in the areas of family law, Criminal defense, personal injury, workers' compensation, landlord and tenant and estates. I practice in multiple forums including the district courts, the circuit courts, administrative hearing, and arbitrations
Eric M. Glass
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Rockville, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(240) 399-7839 111 Rockville Pike
Suite 975
Rockville, MD 20850
Family and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
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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.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.