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Ask the Attorneys
How can I make my journey through
divorce as painless as possible?
Let's face it: divorce is frightening, desta-bilizing and painful. Having an experienced,
skillful and compassionate attorney by your
side will help you maintain your equilibrium
throughout the process by minimizing the
pain and guiding you through the process.
Your divorce will have a significant impact
on your life and the lives of your children. A
good lawyer explains the process, examines
your options and constantly evaluates your
needs. I consider myself a tough advocate
and a compassionate confidante, drawing on
my college major of psychology, my work as
a counselor at a local crisis center and my
27 years of divorce litigation experience in
Maryland's court system.
With the abundance of divorce information and forms available on the
Internet, what is the downside to a
Don’t believe everything you read, especially on the Internet, where misleading and
incorrect information abounds, and don’t
cut corners at a crucial life juncture. If you
work on your own, you may sign an agreement that isn’t in your best interests, just to
be able to move past the pain of divorce. An
attorney would never let you do that.
Some people think that Maryland guidelines are formulaic but only one aspect of
family law can be reduced to a formula: child
support amounts for people earning under
a certain income. An experienced attorney
knows what is reasonable and what is not. I
structure settlements that take tax implications into consideration. Divorce does not
bring out the best in people, which is why
you want a strong, knowledgeable advocate
at your side.
At the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee, we counsel
clients on the full range of family law services
including divorce, spousal support, child support,
custody, premarital, and post marital agreements
and domestic violence cases.