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ASK THE ATTORNEYS
When should I go to court for a divorce?
In the vast majority of family law cases, settlement is
preferable to litigation for many reasons: it’s less expensive,
less emotionally draining, there are more options for resolution and the couple decides rather than the court. That said,
you may not be able to reach an agreement, so make sure
you work with an attorney who’s skilled both in negotiation
and litigation so you can draw upon his or her bargaining
and trial experience as needed.
The Family Law group at Lerch, Early & Brewer is respected as one of the best in Maryland and the District of Columbia. U.S. News named
them “Top Tier for Family Law” in the Washington, D.C. area. Their experience in all areas of divorce law—litigation, mediation and collaborative
processes; plus prenuptial, adoption and domestic partnership agreements—makes them a top tier choice for you, too.
When should I see a divorce lawyer?
The time to see a divorce lawyer is when you first are thinking
about a divorce or you suspect your spouse may be considering
separation. It’s important that you are aware of your rights and
responsibilities, and how separation or divorce could affect your
children, your finances and your standard of living. In addition,
there are things a person considering divorce definitely should
and shouldn’t do, so you should contact an attorney early in the
process to position yourself properly and avoid missteps.
Lerch, Early & Brewer Family Law Attorneys
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 460, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-986-1300 | www.lerchearly.com