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Divorce & Family Law

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Going through a divorce does not have to be complicated. If you are ready to move forward into a new life and need help finalizing a divorce, an experienced family law attorney can simplify the process while protecting your rights.

At the Silver Spring law offices of Cooper Law Firm, we help clients in Maryland and the greater Washington D.C. metro area arrive at divorce agreements that work for them. In our family law practice, we can assist you with:

  • Divorce, marital property division and property settlement agreements, with attention to tax issues, IRAs and retirement plans, and complex marital assets
  • Alimony/spousal support orders
  • Child custody and visitation agreements and modification of child custody orders
  • Child support orders, obtaining child support, enforcement of child support orders and modification of child support
  • Domestic violence — we help people obtain protective orders to ensure their safety.

Protecting Your Relationships and Your Financial Interests

The process you use to arrive at a divorce agreement can vary, depending on your desires and your relationship. For couples who want to use mediation to arrive at a divorce agreement, attorney Stephanie L. Cooper, Esq., is a certified divorce mediator. She can guide you through the process, helping you make decisions you can live with for years to come.

Of course, we also provide skilled family law trial court representation if that is needed to ensure your rights and interests are protected in property division and child custody.

One of the most valuable benefits of working with an experienced family lawyer is the insight that we can bring to your decision-making process. You and your partner may have arrived at an agreement on many issues, but if you aren't very familiar with the dynamics of divorce, you may be unaware of the problems that can develop. Your attorney will ensure consideration of all the relevant issues that could affect your finances and your family.

  • We will advise you on the tax consequences of division of property.
  • We can help you consider the trade-offs involved in a parenting time schedule and how that could affect child support.
  • We can advise you on ways to minimize conflict over visitation or grandparents' rights.

Put our years of experience to work on your behalf.

Legal Separation

While the concept of legal separation is not found in Maryland matrimonial law, some people want a separation agreement to define financial obligations during the time leading up to a divorce. Some couples want a separation agreement, because they do not want a divorce, for personal or religious reasons.

You and your partner can create a legally binding contract that defines your legal and financial obligations regarding support and property ownership. If the time comes when you do choose to finalize a divorce, this agreement can provide the basis for your divorce agreement (though it does not have to do so).

Schedule a Consultation

Divorce and other family law disputes can disrupt every area of your life. For compassionate, effective legal counsel, contact the attorneys at Cooper Law Firm. Call 866-405-0124 for more information.

Spanish is spoken in our office, and translation services are available for all languages, upon request.