SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES Ask the Attorneys
Will getting a divorce break the bank?
While money is a concern when facing divorce, fears
about cost are often exaggerated. The most extensive
costs typically occur when someone attempts a do-it-yourself approach and later has to pay to fix their
mistakes. Consider working with a family law attorney a
worthwhile investment in your future.
At The McKeon Law Firm, we are big proponents
of empowering our clients through education on every
available option, enabling them to make informed decisions that fit within their comfort zones. Many issues can
be settled through mediation, which can be more cost
effective than going to court. We know family law issues
can create stress and fear, and we strive to minimize
those feelings as much as possible, through our hands-on approach to every case.
How is alimony determined?
There are many factors to be considered—the court’s
guidelines for determining alimony do not include a
fixed formula. In court, the judge has discretion to grant
alimony based on such factors as, contributions to the
marriage by each party, age and health of the parties, and
length of the marriage. Judges also take into consideration who the children’s primary caregiver was and the
projected future income.
We can guide you through your divorce, help
determine whether you should ask for alimony and what
to expect during the process. We can also present a
case challenging alimony claims from the other party,
if needed. We are experienced negotiators, both in and
out of the courtroom, and our experience as parents and
spouses, makes us understanding litigators.
The McKeon Law Firm offers a personal
approach and customized solutions for
all family law matters. Shelly D. McKeon
has been recognized as a top lawyer by
Washingtonian magazine, included in
“Maryland Super Lawyers” and received
Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating.
17 B Firstfield Road, Suite 101
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
Shelly D. McKeon, Esq.
THE MCKEON LAW FIRM