If you are planning to divorce, there are a great number of issues that must be resolved before you will actually be able to move ahead with your new life. At the Gardner Law Firm, P.C., our professional legal team is committed to finding the most advantageous method to get your divorce settled. We avoid litigation if possible, and engage in a range of actions that could help you to move ahead without the need for a trial. Our founding attorney, David Gardner, is a Circuit Court Facilitator and a Certified Collaborative Law Representative and has the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, AV® or "preeminent" in family law. Experienced, professional and compassionate, your Wheaton divorce lawyer is ready to assist you immediately.
Your life is "on hold" when a divorce is pending. There are a great many concerns, and it is very stressful to have uncertainty about what will happen with regard to your financial future, your children, as well as matters such as the family home. Our Wheaton divorce attorney offers personal guidance throughout every step of your divorce, with the goal of assisting you to move forward with the most favorable settlement possible in all matters, including child support, child custody, spousal support and property division.
As the State of Maryland is an "equitable distribution" state, all of the assets and debts accrued during the term of the marriage will be divided in marriage dissolution. Property that you solely owned prior to the marriage can be in contention, particularly if the marriage is of long duration and there has been a comingling of funds over the years. In fact, there is no real formula that is effective in dividing property, and working out a settlement through negotiations is often a far better method, for both parties. How property ownership is traced through the years could involve an in-depth investigation of the financial situation. We have the experience, resources and understanding of these matters that can be of great benefit to you in coming to a final settlement that is reasonable, and reflects your actual contributions to the marriage.
Contact the Gardner Law Firm, P.C. and speak with our Wheaton divorce lawyer for information about divorce, post decree matters, or other family law issues.