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Best Family Lawyers in Washington DC
2020

20 Best Washington DC Family Lawyers

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With locations in Rockville and Frederick, BGS Law LLC offers its legal services to clients in both Maryland and Florida. Its family law practice handles various facets of the law, including: family, custody, support, alimony, domestic violence, guardianship, pre-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, mediation, and collaborative law. The firm also handles and drafts wills and trusts, probate, real estate, and civil litigation matters. Founder Bethany G. Shechtel is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.

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The Capital Family Law Group of Price Benowitz LLP is a family law firm specializing in serving clients in Rockville and Washington, D.C. The firm provides representation and counsel to clients in family law matters, including but not limited to divorce, alimony or spousal support, marital settlement agreements, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation and domestic partnership agreements, legal name changes, child custody, child support, protective orders (and appeals), and civil protection orders.

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Cole Miller PLLC is a family law firm located in Vienna, serving all of Northern Virginia and the metropolitan D.C. area. The firm's attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience in helping individuals and families with law matters. It focuses on cases involving the division of property, assignment of debt, spousal support, custody, visitation, and child support. Attorney Cole is a certified mediator, helping individuals and their spouses reach agreements outside of litigation.

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Dannenbaum Law Firm PLLC is a family law firm based in Arlington. It represents clients in divorce proceedings, including complex, high net-worth divorces. It offers mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods. Clients also use the firm for help with child support, spousal support, child custody, and child visitation matters. Additionally, the firm assists people dealing with domestic violence. Clients praise its attorney's careful explanations and attention to detail.

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For over 50 years, Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer, and Fidell LLP has offered family law services in Washington, D.C. The firm practices collaborative divorce, resolving most cases through mediation or negotiation. However, its attorneys are also highly experienced litigators if a settlement isn't possible. Other family law areas of practice include alimony and child support, division of assets, paternity, domestic violence, support modifications, prenuptial agreements, and child custody and visitation rights.

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Hecht & Associates is a boutique law firm located in Rockville that has served the Washington area for over 20 years. It assists clients with divorce, including issues such as child custody litigation and property division. Clients needing help drafting child support, spousal support, prenuptial, and postnuptial agreements can access assistance from the firm's experienced attorneys. Additionally, compassionate assistance is available to victims of domestic abuse who require protection orders.

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Located in Rockville, the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams LLC practices family law in the greater Washington, D.C. area. In sensitive issues such as divorce, child custody and access, and child support, Williams guides her clients through each step of the legal process and keeps their interests and their children's well being at heart. She helps provide protection to domestic violence victims, as well as offering legal defense to those accused of domestic violence.

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Livesay & Myers PC is an Arlington family law firm whose legal services extend to clients in Washington, D.C. It specializes in handling divorce and custody issues with the understanding that these can be stressful experiences and helps clients alleviate this by negotiating or litigating on their behalf. Livesay & Myers will issue protective orders if domestic issues escalate from contentious to abusive or violent. The firm also handles adoptions and drafts premarital agreements.

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Maginnis Law Office is a full-service law firm with more than 30 years of experience in family law, divorce, child custody, and property disputes. Attorney John C. Maginnis III understands the complexity of dividing property in the case of divorce and represents clients in litigation involving the distribution of properties and real estate, and assets such as bank accounts, retirement funds, business assets, and investments. The attorney is experienced in providing compassionate service for clients involved in divorce-related property disputes and divisions.

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Markham Law Firm serves clients in the D.C. metro area who are navigating complex and often emotional transitions such as divorce, custody, child support, alimony, guardianship, pre and postnuptial agreements, division of property, retirement assets, and name changes. The Firm’s team of attorneys are known for litigating the most difficult custody cases in both Washington D.C. and Maryland; in particular, those involving relocation, alienation, mental health, and substance abuse issues. Markham Law Firm has received more honors and accolades from Washingtonian, Bethesda Magazine, the Daily Record, US News, and World Reports for their expertise in Family Law, contributions to the legal community, and dedication to client service than any other local firm.

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Located in Fulton, MD in Howard County and conveniently located within 10 miles of Silver Spring, MD in Montgomery County, McCabe Russell PA serves clients in the greater Washington D.C. area. The firm assists clients with family law matters involving divorce,  child custody, adoption and modifications. McCabe Russell's lawyers also handle complex cases involving clients filing for protective orders against an intimate partner or the other parent of their child, giving special care to children in these matters. Additionally, the firm helps clients with child support and alimony modifications.

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Located in Bethesda and serving the Washington, D.C. area, Regina A. Demeo Family Law Attorney is a family law firm with over 20 years of experience. It helps clients draw up prenuptial, postnuptial, and child visitation agreements and also offers family mediation services. The firm provides help with child custody, child support, and spousal support. It also handles divorce, including collaborative divorce and assistance with the division of common property.

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Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC is a family law firm located in Vienna and serving the Washington, D.C., area. It offers clients family mediation services and represents them in divorce proceedings, including military and cooperative divorce. The firm provides help with child custody and visitation agreements or modifications, child support, and supervised visitation. It also offers support with custody evaluations and health examinations. Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis has been named among the best family law firms by U.S. News and World Report.

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Shechtel and Associates PA is a law firm located in Rockville with almost 30 years of litigation experience. We assist clients in matters involving prenuptial agreements, divorce, separation, and all matters involving children, including parenting plans, custody, access and support agreements, enforcement of an existing Order, or the modification of an Agreement or Court Order. Clients also receive assistance with handling challenging matters, including Contempt, Parental Alienation, Parental Kidnapping, and domestic violence. Shechtel is approved as Child Counsel by the Maryland Judiciary Department of Family Administration. The firm also offers mediation services and helps with adoption and guardianship issues for both children and adults.

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Steven Krieger Law PLLC is a law office that provides family law services in Arlington and the greater Washington, D.C. metro area. Krieger has been practicing for over a decade and counsels clients in a broad range of delicate domestic matters, such as pre-nuptial agreements, annulments, contested and uncontested divorces, custody and visitation rights, child and spousal support, support modifications, and civil protection orders. He also serves as a guardian ad litem, protecting the rights and interests of children.

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Stuart Skok Law LLC is a family law firm located in Rockville that serves the Washington area. The firm has an additional office in Frederick and has been in business for over 20 years. It supports clients in family law matters, such as child custody, child support, and spousal support. Clients also hire its attorneys for help with prenuptial/postnuptial and cohabitation agreements. The firm also handles more sensitive cases, including those that involve domestic violence.

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Located in Bethesda, the Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein LLC works with clients in the Washington, D.C. area regarding issues in family law. The firm approaches each case with compassion when representing clients in high-stress matters such as divorces and disputes over child custody, visitation, child support, and alimony. The Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein provides protective orders in cases of domestic violence, drafts marital agreements, and offers litigation alternatives including mediation.

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The Law Offices of Sandra Guzman-Salvado LLC is a law firm in Rockville that serves Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George counties. It assists clients with property division, divorce, and alimony. Clients hire attorneys at the firm for help with child custody agreements, visitation agreements, and child support enforcement. The firm also helps victims of domestic violence with both peace orders and protective orders. Clients praise its responsiveness, efficiency, and professionalism.

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Founded in 1972, Thyden Gross And Callahan LLP is a Chevy Chase law firm that represents individuals in family law matters in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The firm helps negotiate fair divorce settlements so that families can reach amicable agreements concerning custody, support, and asset division. Its attorneys act as representatives in collaborative divorces or review mediated settlements to protect clients' rights. The firm additionally handles cases involving personal injury claims, real estate, and estate planning.

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Zamani & Associates PLLC is a family law firm based in Washington, D.C. It assists clients with divorce and child custody proceedings. The firm guides individuals through the adoption process, including adoptions for same-sex couples. It also offers support with assisted reproductive technology issues, including surrogacy, embryo donations, pre-birth orders, post-birth orders, and donor agreements. The legal team additionally provides support to those facing domestic violence matters. The firm was recognized for Top Attorney by Bethesda Magazine in 2019.

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