To all my clients and potential clients, please stay safe, healthy and positive. We will get through this. For now the Maryland Courts are currently closed through June 5, 2020. However, if you are a victim of domestic violence, have an emergency custody matter or have been arrested, the Court is available remotely to help. Please do not hesitate to contact my office should immediate services be necessary or if you want to discuss a matter that can be addressed by the Courts when they reopen. Please note I have left a message on my office phone with email and cell phone information. There are ways to file cases despite the closure. All the best, Debra L. Ackerman
Experienced Maryland And D.C. Divorce And Family Law Attorney
Even in the best of circumstances, being a parent is rarely a stress-free endeavor. However, if you are getting divorced, you are likely feeling additional pressure and concern. As the mother of a teenaged daughter, I understand how frustrating it can be to protect your children's best interests while also maintaining your own sanity.
To let an experienced family lawyer guide you through a difficult time, contact me, attorney Debra Ackerman. Representing clients just like you throughout Montgomery County, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., I have the understanding and perspective it takes to help you arrive at a successful resolution that protects your rights and your children's best interests.
Contact me online or call 240-551-5553 to schedule free telephone consultation/in reasonable cost in office consultation.
Understand And Protect Your Rights Throughout The Divorce Process
Whether you are contemplating divorce or if you have already been papers, it is important to work with an experienced attorney who is committed to fighting on your behalf. In every case I handle, my main goals are protecting my client and meeting their individual goals.
Licensed to practice in both Maryland and Washington, D.C., I offer legal counsel for divorce and divorce-related matters including:
- Separation agreements (also known as property settlement agreements)
- Property division
- Child custody
- Child support
- Post-decree enforcement of custody and support orders
- Post-decree modification of custody and support orders
In all these areas, I will take the time to explain the legal process and provide you a realistic assessment of what to expect in your particular situation.
In addition, I have extensive experience handling the jurisdictional issues that arise in divorce in Maryland. The decision of which jurisdiction — Maryland or D.C. — in which to pursue your claims is an important one that has significant impact on the outcome of your case. I will structure the legal approach in your case that will be most advantageous to you.
Other Family Law Areas
In addition to divorce and related work, I prepare prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. These allow couples who are married, or about to be married, to specify in advance what will happen to their assets in the event the marriage does not work out.
My family law practice includes dedicated representation in domestic violence cases. If you are seeking, or need a defense against, a protective order, I will be your strongest advocate.
In family law cases, there are numerous interrelated legal issues, from real estate to contract law, that often arise. As a general practice attorney, I have the necessary perspective to identify, analyze and address all aspects of your case.
Licensed To Practice In Maryland And Washington, D.C.
To speak with an experienced family lawyer in Montgomery County, Maryland, contact me online or call 240-551-5553. I offer appointments during normal business hours, with flexible scheduling and evening and weekend appointments available. Off-site visits are also available by appointment. I offer reasonable and competitive rates.