Saint Leonard, Maryland Family Lawyers

Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

My philosophy is a guiding principle in my law practice and I apply it in every facet of serving my clients. My practice is an extension of that philosophy as I help clients problem solve when they are in the throes of a... Read More »
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Kevin S. Deltrove
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Experienced & Dedicated Lawyer! Fighting for Families!

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

LaSheena M. Williams is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Towson University with a dual degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice she moved to the DMV metro area to attend Howard University... Read More »
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Tamara Fowler
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Prince Frederick, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 799-5529 35 Duke Street,
P.O. Box 2709
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationFamily and Arbitration & Mediation
St. Thomas University School of Law
Choosing a family lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Nothing matters more than family matters. Your Family Lawyer must have character, emotional range and most important of all, the right temperament. You are looking for an attorney who has the litigation, mediation and accounting skills to win, but you also need an ally you can trust. When you have both, you can feel confident at every turn and every step of the way.
Jason T. Fowler
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Prince Frederick, MD Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(301) 799-5529 35 Duke Street
PO Box 2709
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University School of Law
Jason Fowler attended Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University, School of Law for his JD. Jason received a MBA during his time in law school. Upon graduation in 2014, Jason pursued a LLM Degree in Tax at Georgetown University Law Center and later graduated in 2015. Jason was selected to be commencement speaker at his graduation. Jason was admitted to practice in the State of Maryland in 2014. Jason was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia in 2017. He is a member of the Tax, Estate Planning, and Business Sections of the Maryland Bar Association....
Darlene Cocco-Adams
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Lusby, MD Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(410) 326-7151 P.O. Box # 684
Lusby, MD 20657
Family, Business and Criminal
Rutgers University - Camden
Joshua Aaron Welborn
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Prince Frederick, MD Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(240) 232-8399 65 Duke Street, Suite 211
Prince Frederick, MD 20676
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Joshua A. Welborn is a trial attorney whose practice includes domestic and family law, criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy and general civil litigation matters. Joshua has been representing individuals and families in Calvert County and throughout Southern Maryland for over six years. Joshua earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in history from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005. In 2009 Joshua earned a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, where he was an active member of the Property Law Society and Family Law Society. Joshua also served in the Florida Coastal...
Joshua Tarr
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Lusby, MD Family Law Lawyer
261 Pawnee Lane
Lusby, MD 20657
Family, Criminal, DUI and Landlord Tenant
Kathleen McClernan
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Leonardtown, MD Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
P. O. Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore
Ms. McClernan is the first female recipient of the Leadership in Law Award, Generation JD from the Daily Record in Southern Maryland. She was recognized as a Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2018. She was also previously recognized as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014. She currently dedicates time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Mediation of St. Mary's County and sits on the Ethics Commission for St. Mary's County. Ms. McClernan can be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock...
Joseph Clifford Hangarter
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Lexington Park, MD Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
22196 Three Notch Road Suite 104
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Joe is our newest team member, joining the firm after practicing in La Plata for over 10 years at Barbour & Hangarter. We have known and respected Joe for a long time, and it is great to have him join us as “Of Counsel.” He is also admitted to practice in Virginia and the Federal Courts, which gives our firm more reach than before. Joe will concentrate his practice in Personal Injury litigation, Family Law, and Elder Law. Joe has a passion for personal injury litigation, and that is a full time job these days. He is a guy...
Alycia E Stack
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Leonardtown, MD Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
PO Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
American University
Alycia Stack has spent her career litigating in Southern Maryland, helping families and children through times of crisis. She concentrates her practice in family law, including divorce, child custody, and adoption. She most recently represented children in the child welfare system, throughout foster care, terminations of parental rights, and adoptions as a Staff Attorney at Maryland Legal Aid. Prior to that she represented victims of domestic violence in peace and protective order proceedings. Alycia has handled over 300 peace and protective order cases and has extensive training in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and trauma. She is active in...
Cameron Methner
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Lexington Park, MD Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
22196 Three Notch Road Suite 104
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Cameron joined our firm after serving as law clerk to the Honorable Julia B. Weatherly, known across Maryland as one of the most experienced jurists in family law matters. Cameron’s extensive “behind the scenes” education while serving as clerk is invaluable to her clients who face the prospect of appearing in court for a family law matter. Cameron is a trained mediator and has been since 2008, with a focus on child access mediation. She is currently a Court Appointed Mediator and is assigned mediation cases by the Court as well as accepting private mediations.
Rebekka Vallandingham
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Lexington Park, MD Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
22738 Maple Road
Suite 210
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Rebekka is a litigation associate whose practice areas include family law, criminal law and civil litigation. She graduated from Widener University School of Law where she was the Vice-President and Colloquium Coordinator of Trial Advocacy Honor Society and the Pennsylvania Bar Representative of the Student Bar Association. After taking her legal studies abroad to Switzerland, Rebekka was delighted to return to her home town to practice law.
Daniel J. Guenther
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Leonardtown, MD Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(301) 475-3106 41620 Fenwick St.
PO Box 623
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Family, Bankruptcy and Business
Potomac School of Law, Washington, D.C.
As a practicing Bankruptcy Attorney in Maryland for 32 years, Daniel Guenther has helped hundreds of clients in obtaining debt relief and a fresh start through bankruptcy. He has assisted clients in becoming debt free through Chapter 7 or chapter 13, and has helped homeowners avoid foreclosure and save their home through Chapter 13 as well. He has also successfully represented clients and stopped wage garnishments and attachments of assets through protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Laws. To better serve his clients, he has three offices in Southern Maryland, one in Leonardtown (St. Mary's County), one in Waldorf...
Bryan T. Dugan
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Lexington Park, MD Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(301) 862-3764 22738 Maple Road
Suite 210
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Bryan is a co-founder of Dugan, McKissick and Longmore and has over 25 years of experience as a litigator. Bryan was born in Agana, Guam and moved to St. Mary’s County during his high school years when he attended Chopticon High School. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland, School of Law. In the late 1980s, Bryan returned to St. Mary’s County as a young lawyer. His practice areas include family, civil, criminal, and traffic litigation matters. Bryan remains an avid supporter and fan of West Virginia Mountaineer Athletics, especially during basketball season.
California, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(410) 535-0585 23247 White Birch Ct
California, MD 20619
Family and Divorce
Prince Frederick, MD Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(410) 535-0070 475 Main St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Prince Frederick, MD Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(410) 535-1780 132 Main St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Prince Frederick, MD Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(301) 855-1060 55 Church St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Family and Divorce
Prince Frederick, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(410) 535-1600 175 Main St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Family and Divorce
Charlotte Hall, MD Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Owings, MD Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(301) 855-1060 101 Honeysuckle Ln
Owings, MD 20736
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jumoke F Oladapo
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(301) 533-8600 6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 605
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Divorce and Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
You will get a personalized quality legal consultation or representation you deserve when you choose my services at Ivylaw. I am the Manging Attorney at Ivylaw Law Office, Greenbelt, Maryland. I am Passionate about helping my clients, both individuals and companies to navigate successfully through the system of U.S immigration and nationality law. My services enable my client to realize their immigration desires and intents, and help them become suceesful contributing members of the society in the United States. Being an immigrant, I know, feel and understand your immigration needs and I am commited to providing successful immigration solutions...
Sandra V. Guzman-Salvado
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(301) 340-1911 1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy
Ste 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Annapolis, 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.
Jessica E Zadjura
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Annapolis, MD Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
1910 Towne Centre Boulevard
Suite 250
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationFamily and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jessica Zadjura was born and lived in Prince George's County until graduating high school and then relocated to Anne Arundel County where she currently resides. She has been active in the Howard County Women's Bar Association for the past 4 years, serving on the executive board for the past 3 years. Jessica believes in giving back to the community. She volunteers her time by participating in Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program created after September 11, 2001 to provide first responders and their families with essential estate planning documents. She also volunteers one day a month at the family...
Anne (Jan) W. White
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(301) 656-8850 7735 Old Georgetown Road Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family and Divorce
Stanford University
Anne (Jan) W. White, with over 30 years of legal experience in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was named to the 2013 Best Lawyers in America in Family Law and in Collaborative Law and to 2013 Super Lawyers. She attended Stanford Law School and is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she was also an Angier B. Duke scholar and Phi Beta Kappa member. Ms. White’s diverse background prepared her to resolve complex divorce issues involving taxes, retirement benefits, trusts, businesses, and related financial...
Tara Frame
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Stevensville, MD Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(410) 643-2202 721 Main Street, Suite 100
Stevensville, MD 21666
Family, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
I provide families with peace of mind by creating and implementing customized estate plans based on the person's and family's unique circumstances and needs, including wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and deeds.
When a loved one dies, I handle all aspects of the probate and estate administration process so the family doesn't have to.
Michael Barrett
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National Harbor, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 137 National Plaza
National Harbor, MD 20745
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
I have been practicing family law and personal injury in the state of Maryland since 2003. I have helped many families deal with the heart ache of divorce and custodial issues related to divorce...helped clients deal with loss of income, transportation, and life activities due to being injured in a car crash. How may I help you?
Nancy Weller
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Annapolis, MD Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(410) 263-3660 22 1/2 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
I help people separate and divorce with dignity outside of court through mediation, collaborative practice, and legal coaching. I believe families can continue to be families after divorce.
Valerie E Anias
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Annapolis, MD Family Law Lawyer
(410) 919-1790 PO Box 590
Annapolis, MD 21140
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
University of Baltimore School of Law
Valerie E. Anias is a founding member of ERA Law Group, LLC. She leads the family law, estate litigation, and mediation sections of the firm’s practice in Annapolis, Maryland. Val brings compassion, understanding, and thoroughness to the table when taking on a case. She is passionate about assisting underrepresented individuals and advocates for her clients irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, family status, etc. Whether the issue involves a child custody dispute, divorce, adoption, or conflicts in an Estate, Val’s approach provides her clients with top notch legal representation and ensures that her clients’ rights...
William C. Fanning, Jr.
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La Plata, MD Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(301) 934-3620 FANNING LAW, LLC
201 Centennial Street, Suite 2-A
La Plata, MD 20646
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Attorney Bill Fanning has focused on family law in Maryland since 1993. He and the staff of Fanning Law, LLC understand the complexities associated with separation, divorce, custody, visitation, and other family law matters and will successfully help you and your family through these difficult issues. With over 20 years of experience handling family disputes, Bill Fanning has an in-depth understanding of the legal and emotional issues which affect you and your family. Looking to grow your family through adoption? Fanning Law, LLC can ably assist you and your family through the adoption process...
Evan M. Koslow
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Annapolis, MD Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(443) 482-5141 420 Chinquapin Round Road
Suite 203
Annapolis, MD 21401
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Evan Koslow is an experienced family law and civil litigation trial attorney who has spent nearly ten years building a career in the legal profession, which includes working in federal and state governments, as well as in the private sector. Before joining an Annapolis family law firm, Evan served as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Julia B. Weatherly in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. The clerkship with Judge Weatherly afforded Evan the opportunity to participate directly in the judicial decision-making process and gain firsthand insight into factors and evidence judges find persuasive. Evan received...
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 &...
Marc A. Isaacs
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(301) 715-8110 7600 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 625
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
American University Washington College of Law
We are a full service law firm offering customized legal solutions. Our firm represents clients in all aspects of family law, including complex marital dissolution actions, high conflict custody matters, paternity, and non-marital cohabitation cases. We also represent clients in Landlord & Tenant matters, along with a number of other practice areas. We understand that the most successful settlements result from intense trial preparation. Our firm works tirelessly in achieving advantageous results for our clients. We have represented a wide range of individuals, and understand that each client has their own unique circumstances that require creative and customized legal solutions....
Patrick Joseph Crawford
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Annapolis, MD Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(410) 216-7905 170 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Family and Divorce
University of Notre Dame
Patrick is not like other family law attorneys. Patrick has a boutique legal practice in which he provides high-quality service to a small number of clients. His practice is small, and that is how he likes it. He is the only attorney in his office. Having a small practice allows Patrick to provide a highly personalized service in which he gets to know each client and delivers representation that is tailored to achieve that client’s unique goals. He is aggressive while also being careful to avoid wasteful efforts and strategies that usually serve only to increase the client’s legal fees....
Regina DeMeo
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Bethesda, 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.
Glenn Cooper
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Glenn Cooper is the Chair of the firm’s Litigation practice and senior partner in our Family Law practice. He frequently appears before federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and before arbitration panels and professional disciplinary boards. No matter whether he is litigating a matter of a business or domestic nature, Glenn aggressively defends his clients’ positions and pursues their desired outcomes. The majority of Glenn Cooper's practice is devoted to complex business, financial, commercial and domestic litigation involving significant business issues.
A number of Glenn's cases have helped shape the current state of the law in...
Darlene Powell
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Bowie, MD Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(301) 464-6260 16701 Melford Boulevard
Suite 400
Bowie, MD 20715
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Harvard Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
General practice law firm serving clients in Prince George's County, Maryland and surrounding Maryland counties.
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Upper Marlboro, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(443) 741-2567 Suite 100
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Bethesda, 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.
Mr. Paul Reinstein
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Bowie, MD Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(301) 383-1525 17251 Melford Blvd.
Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715
Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Paul J. Reinstein is a partner at the firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC. Mr. Reinstein is widely recognized by his clients and peers as one of the premier domestic law attorneys in the Washington Metropolitan area. Mr. Reinstein has been named by publications including Washingtonian Magazine, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, and the Washington Post, as one of the top family law practitioners in the Washington Metropolitan Area. In February, 2009, Mr. Reinstein was named one of the 88 top divorce lawyers in the entire Washington Metropolitan area. Most recently, Mr. Reinstein was named a one of...
Michelle Davy
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Greenbelt, MD Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(240) 744-4636 6301 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgetown University Law Center
We understand moms and dads and will help you. Complex and unusual cases welcome. Understanding. Experienced. Efficient. Over 21 Years Experience with all facets of Maryland Family Law for All. Child Support/Modification Uncontested Divorce Contested Divorce Child Custody/Modification Visitation/Modification Property Division Domestic Violence & Family Abuse Violation of Family Civil Rights High-Level Service with a Friendly Payment Plan:)
Jessica Markham
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Bethesda, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 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...
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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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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.