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Best Family Lawyers in Washington DC
2020

Why These Family Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored family lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best family lawyers in Washington DC.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 374 232 19

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Bgs Law, LLC

With locations in Rockville and Frederick, BGS Law LLC offers its legal services to clients residing in Washington, D.C. Its family law practice handles divorce, separation, and annulment, seeking peaceful resolution of contentious issues such as child custody, visitation, and child support. The firm appoints guardianships and represents prospective parents in adoptions. Domestic violence victims can refer to BGS Law for protection. Founder Bethany G. Shechtel is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.

110 N Washington St Ste 404
Rockville, MD 20850

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Capital Family Law Group

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.

110 N Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850

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Cole Miller PLLC

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.

1945 Old Gallows Rd Ste 205
Vienna, VA 22182

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Dannenbaum Law Firm, PLLC

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.

2300 Clarendon Blvd Ste 607
Arlington, VA 22201

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Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

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.

1129 20th St NW Ste 400
Washington, DC 20036

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Hecht & Associates

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.

110 N Washington St Ste 404
Rockville, MD 20850

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LaSheena M. Williams, LLC

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.

17 W Jefferson St Ste 202
Rockville, MD 20850

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Livesay & Myers, P.C.

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.

4250 Fairfax Dr Ste 600
Arlington, VA 22203

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Markham Law Firm

Markham Law Firm is a family law firm based in Bethesda and serving the greater Washington, D.C. area. It offers mediation services, adoption assistance, and guardianship assistance. The firm also helps with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, custody and visitation agreements, child support, alimony, division of property, and divorce, as well as name changes, paternity issues, and motions to shield. Markham Law has been recognized by Best Lawyers in 2020 and was rated Best by the Washingtonian in 2019.

7960 Old Georgetown Rd # 3B
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Mccabe Russell, PA

Located in Columbia, 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.

10211 Wincopin Cir Ste 620
Columbia, MD 21044

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Regina Demeo | Family Law Attorney

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.

4550 Montgomery Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC

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.

1604 Spring Hill Rd Ste 460
Vienna, VA 22182

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Shechtel and Associates, P.A.

Shechtel and Associates PA is a law firm located in Rockville with more than 25 years of experience. It helps clients work out separation, child custody, and visitation agreements, as well as the modification of these agreements. Clients also receive assistance with handling the challenging matters of court order contempt, parental alienation, parental kidnapping, and domestic violence. Additionally, the firm offers mediation services and helps with adoption and guardianship issues.

110 N Washington St Ste 404
Rockville, MD 20850

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Steven Krieger Law, PLLC

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.

2200 Wilson Blvd Ste 102
Arlington, VA 22201

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Stuart Skok Law LLC

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.

2275 Research Blvd Ste 500
Rockville, MD 20850

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The Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein, LLC

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.

7910 Woodmont Ave Ste 1160
Bethesda, MD 20814

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The Law Offices of Sandra Guzman-Salvado, LLC

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.

11 N Washington St Ste 230
Rockville, MD 20850

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Thyden Gross and Callahan, LLP

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.

4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Zamani & Associates PLLC

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.

2121 K St NW Ste 900
Washington, DC 20037

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