Matters of family law are incredibly important in that they involve issues close to your heart as well as your personal and financial well-being. When you are dealing with such critical issues, it is vital you have the advice and assistance of an insightful Rockville divorce lawyer. At Gardner Law Firm, P.C., we have over 35 years of trial experience and are dedicated to advocating for our clients' rights. We are committed to supporting your objectives and priorities. Our legal team is sensitive to the fact that the outcome of your case will determine the quality of your future and greatly impact the lives of children and we work relentlessly in pursuit of a positive result.
There are many aspects of family law, options for addressing the end of a marriage and a variety of important issues requiring quality legal assistance. We are adept at helping clients with matters of:
With so many vital issues being decided while you are also coping with the end of your marriage, having a legal professional working by your side and looking out for your best interests is invaluable. Your financial future and your relationship with your children are at stake so don't wait to enlist our help.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of this type of abuse, contact us immediately. We can help with requesting a Temporary Protective Order and if needed, a permanent order. Whether you are a victim or the accused, we can advocate for your rights and the protection of your relationship with your children.
Collaborative divorce involves both parties signing an agreement not to enter in to litigation during negotiation, make available all relevant information and not to take advantage of any mistakes by the other party. Overall, you each agree to respect each other's priorities and work together for a mutually agreeable resolution.
Child custody can often be the most emotional issue of a divorce or legal separation. Whether you need assistance in identifying or negotiating an agreeable solution or aggressive representation battling for your rights in court, our legal team is standing by to help.
If you are seeking child support or feel the amount your ex-partner is requesting you pay is unreasonable, our legal team can help you address this issue in the most fitting way. While we can be tactful as appropriate, we can also be aggressive in defending your rights and will always work in alignment with your best interests.
Legal separation is an option available to individuals who no longer wish to live together as husband and wife but do not wish to divorce. This may be due to religious beliefs, financial concerns, or to allow more time for a decision regarding the future of their relationship.
In mediation, a neutral third party assists you and your ex-partner to negotiate regarding the terms of your divorce. The mediator may not give preference to either side nor offer legal advice but either party may enlist the assistance of a lawyer. This option can help to move your divorce toward resolution when it has otherwise stalled.
Following a divorce, it sometimes occurs that one party desires an amendment to child custody, child support or spousal support arrangements. If you or your ex-partner has experienced a significant change in circumstances affecting these issues, you have grounds to pursue the relevant modifications.
When you and your ex-partner are dividing assets and debts, it is vital you have professional legal advice as to your rights and responsibilities. There are many factors that must or can be considered during property division and these can be very complex, requiring a thorough command of the law to ensure an advantageous approach.
During a divorce, a court may order either spouse to pay spousal support to the other. The decision will take into account such factors as each party's financial position, the duration of the marriage, and the contributions of each party to the marriage and other factors.
If you are the non-custodial parent, you of course wish to ensure you will continue to spend time with and communicate with your children. Our legal team can present a compelling case for visitation rights that will protect your relationship with your children and support their best interests.
Mr. Gardner is AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell, a member of the Maryland State and American Bar Associations, the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Our legal team is dedicated to exemplary professionalism and service and will fight relentlessly for your rights throughout your divorce or other family law issue.
Contact a Rockville family law attorney for help with all issues relating to your divorce and other matters of family law.