Montgomery County, Maryland Family Lawyers

Afshin Pishevar
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Montgomery County, MD 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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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolDistrict of Columbia and Maryland
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Regina DeMeo
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 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.
LaSheena M. Williams
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Montgomery County, 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...
David Marquardt
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 603-3480 11810 Grand Park Avenue
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Pawnee A. Davis
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Montgomery County, 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...
Alexander K Anderson
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Montgomery County, 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...
Sandra V. Guzman-Salvado
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(301) 340-1911 11 North Washington St.
Ste 230
Rockville, MD 20850
Montgomery County, 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.
June Marie Marshall
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 717-9261 336 Legato Terrace
Silver Spring , MD 20901
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Employment
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.
Ms. Stuart Muntzing Skok
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Montgomery County, 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,...
Lynette A. Whitfield
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Montgomery County, 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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David Gardner
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Montgomery County, 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...
Imad Soubra
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

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Michelle C. Thomas
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Ms. Kate S. McDonough
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 11 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,...
Darcy Shoop
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Montgomery County, 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...
Anne (Jan) W. White
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Montgomery County, 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...
Li Weng
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(301) 804-8356 10741 Gloxinia Dr
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Texas - Austin
Founding partner Li Weng works in Rockville Law Group LLC’s practice areas of estate planning, family law, and immigration. Li brings a background of over 6 years in estate planning, anticorruption, and trade matters, as well as transnational practice experience. Over several years, Li advised multinational companies undergoing internal and SEC investigations on potential violations by the companies’ subsidiaries of anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition, she represented companies during ITC investigations of antidumping and countervailing duty matters. Most recently, Li was employed with the Rockville, MD firm of Altman and Associates, where she helped the...
Geoffrey Scott Platnick
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Montgomery County, 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...
Alicia R. Lucero
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(301) 340-7600 401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 103
Rockville, MD 20850
Montgomery County, 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...
David Bach
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 738-7655 1401 Rockville Pike
Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Marc A. Isaacs
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
3801 International Drive
Suite 208
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Family, Bankruptcy, 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....
Mr. Jason William Cleckner Esq.
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Montgomery County, 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.
Anthony A. Fatemi
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Montgomery County, 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
Michelle C. Thomas
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Montgomery County, 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
Rahul Kishore
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Montgomery County, 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
Lloyd Malech
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(301) 913-9119 7910 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Heather Renee McCabe
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(301) 888-6945 6701 Democracy One Plaza Loop
#300
Bethesda, MD 20817
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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).
Brian Barkley
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Montgomery County, 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 -...
Mark Oakley
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Montgomery County, 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...
Michael Barrett
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 3 Bethesda Metro Center
#700
Bethesda, MD 20814
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?
Stewart Andrew Sutton
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Montgomery County, 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...
Mariah D. Stover
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Montgomery County, 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
Jessica Ghaffari
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Montgomery County, 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.
Pallavi Kachoria
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Montgomery County, 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...
Eshigo P. Okasili
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Montgomery County, 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...
Hadrian Hatfield
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Montgomery County, 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...
Afshin Pishevar
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Montgomery County, 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
Tracey Coates
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Montgomery County, 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...
Nicholas C. Minshew
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Montgomery County, 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...
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 22 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.
James J. Gross
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(301) 907-4585 4601 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
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.
Carlos Lastra
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 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...
Alan Solomon
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Montgomery County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 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.
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Montgomery County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.