Hyattsville, Maryland Family Lawyers

David F. Moreno
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Free Consultation! 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, call for a free consultation.
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Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

University of Baltimore School of LawMaryland and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
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LaSheena M. Williams
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Maryland Family Law 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,... Read More »
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Martine A. Jean
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Hyattsville, MD Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(240) 505-5391 PO Box 223
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Hyattsville, MD Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
6509 41st Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Family and Divorce
Hyattsville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(240) 892-9121 7409 25th Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Family and Divorce
Jumoke F Oladapo
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 9 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...
Michelle Davy
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Attorney with 28 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:)
Benjamin Cutter Marcoux
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Keith Havens
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(301) 229-8880 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
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.
(301) 947-3330 2401 Research Boulevard
Suite 308
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 696-0110 220 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Mr. Jason William Cleckner Esq.
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College Park, MD Family Law Lawyer with 12 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.
(301) 789-1616 27 Wood Lane
Second Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
Gladys M. Weatherspoon
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 474-4422 6305 Ivy Lane
Suite #605
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Eunice Gray Hogan
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(301) 474-4044 7319 Hanover Parkway
Ste. C
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Consumer, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
After spending more than a decade as an insurance defense attorney for a state agency and a fortune 500 Insurance company, Ms. Hogan decided to pursue her real passion for the law by establishing her firm. The law office’s mission is to provide professional legal services to each client in a caring way. Practice Areas Family Law: Divorce, Separation, Separation Agreements, Child Support, Child Visitation, Child Custody, Spousal Support, Restraining Orders, Simples Wills and Powers of Attorney. Immigration: Asylum, Naturalization, Consulate Processing, Fiancé and Spousal Visas, Green Cards, Adjustment of Status, Waivers, Deportation and Removal Proceedings
Larry N. Burch
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 474-4468 Belle Point Office Park
7829 Belle Point Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Medical Malpractice, Military and Personal Injury
Larry N. Burch, is a highly successful trial attorney and the managing partner of The Law Office of Baker and Burch (located in Greenbelt and Towson, Maryland). He has represented clients in civil, criminal and military courts throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and in the federal courts. After graduating one of the nation's top 20 law schools(where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board), Mr. Burch served as a Judicial Clerk in The Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland. Mr. Burch served as a Judge Advocate...
L Juanita Board Esq.
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
6301 Ivy Lane
Suite 700
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Business and Estate Planning
Kimberly Marie Glencer
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(301) 220-2235 6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 408
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Agricultural, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Sandra Veronica Guzman-Salvado
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 340-1911 6301 Ivy Lane, Ste 700
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family and Divorce
Dr. Kez Ugbor Gabriel
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Glenarden, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 254-6970 1435 10th St
Glenarden, MD 20706
Family, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Jennifer A. Anukem
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer
(301) 500-0462 7209 Hanover Parkway
Suite A
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Probate
Raised in Baltimore Maryland, Ms. Anukem holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh (2007) and received her Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School (2010). Ms. Anukem practices in the areas of business, estate planning, personal injury, and family law. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Prince George’s County Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2014, Ms. Anukem was selected as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers magazine for her accomplishments in family law. In addition, she was selected...
(301) 500-0462 10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20817
Regina DeMeo
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 19 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.
Michael Barrett
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National Harbor, MD Family Law Attorney with 15 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?
(800) 400-2350 3 Bethesda Metro Center
#700
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 400-2350 6920 Braddock Road
B620
Annandale, VA 22003
Jessica Elena Charles
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 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.
Eshigo P. Okasili
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Burtonsville, MD Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(301) 452-4929 15324 Spencerville Court, Suite 201
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
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...
Anne (Jan) W. White
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 45 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...
Michael Callahan
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Chevy Chase, MD Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(301) 907-4580 4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
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.
Jessica Markham
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(240) 396-4373 7960 Old Georgetown Road #3B
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family
University of Miami School of Law
Jessica Markham practices all aspects of family law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She has trial experience in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County and Washington D.C. courts and is also trained in Collaborative Law. Ms. Markham also handles guardianship matters and is frequently appointed by the Court as an attorney for Allegedly Disabled Adults and as Guardian of the Property. Ms. Markham has also been appointed by the court in Family Law matters as a Child Privilege attorney and a Best Interest Attorney (formerly Guardian Ad Litem).

Ms. Markham also has an active mediation practice, helping parties...
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 C. Thomas
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 841-7404 8403 Colesville Rd
Suite 370
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Family and Divorce
The George Washington University Law School
Lorrianne Jeanette Rice
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Bowie, MD Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 262-6000 14300 Gallant Fox Lane
Suite 218
Bowie, MD 20715
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Tax
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Timothy Patrick Leahy
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Bowie, MD Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(301) 464-7448 14300 Gallant Fox Ln, Suite 120
Bowie, MD 20715
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Elder and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Timothy P. Leahy practices law in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is a member of the American, Maryland, D.C, and Prince George’s County Bar associations. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore Law School in May 2000, earned his M.B.A. in 1993 at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and his B.S. in Transportation & Logistics at Maryland in 1990. Timothy brings over 10 years experience in business to his over 11 years of law practice and focuses on litigation and general practice matters. A former licensed home improvement contractor and...
Ms. Kate S. McDonough
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(301) 592-1295 10111 Colesville Road, Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Family, Collections, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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,...
Alan Solomon
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(301) 913-5884 7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family 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 Ghaffari
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 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.
Richard Lundin
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Lawyer with 24 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 &...
(800) 875-9700 1 Church Street
Rockville, MD 20910
(800) 875-9700 104 North Court Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Shayan Modarres
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Washington, MD Family Law Attorney with 7 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...
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(443) 741-2567 Suite 100
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Family, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Largo, MD Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(301) 363-2933 1401 Mercantile Ln
#105
Largo, MD 20774
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Lonny Bramzon
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Silver Spring, MD Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 699-7699 8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1002
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Lloyd Malech
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(301) 913-9119 7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Pallavi Kachoria
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Pallavi Kachoria is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation and Family Law practice groups. She has experience in a variety of litigation areas including general civil, commercial, and domestic litigation. Pallavi also has experience in transactional matters in working with business owners to draft documents and research complex legal issues.
Her passion for the law, the rules, and fairness helps her succeed as a litigator. In working with her clients, Pallavi embraces a practical and honest approach in dealing with their complex disputes. She works tirelessly to understand all facets of her cases and aims to develop a strong relationship...
Carlos Lastra
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 656-7606 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family
University of Miami School of Law
As Co-Chair of Paley Rothman’s Family Law practice and a member of its Litigation practice group, Carlos Lastra provides clients with diligent, thoughtful and effective representation, addressing both their immediate concerns and securing long-term solutions, in arguably the toughest times imaginable. Applying skills honed over a quarter of a century of recurrent civil and criminal trials before judges and juries in federal and state courtrooms in multiple jurisdictions, Carlos employs his rich trial experience to create a strategy custom-made to meet the client’s objectives, anticipate the opposing party’s tactics, and ultimately achieve his client’s goals.
Over the last 26 years, Carlos...
Glenn Cooper
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 43 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...
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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.


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