Elizabeth J. Weisberg

Family Law and Divorce Attorney

Of Counsel

7600 Wisconsin AvenueSuite 700Bethesda, MD 20814
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Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., With Honors, 1976)
  • The George Washington University (B.A. in Sociology and Political Science, 1972)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Overview

Beth Weisberg is an experienced divorce attorney who handles all aspects of divorce cases including matters involving separation, custody, alimony, property division, and premarital agreements in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Leveraging 39 years of family law experience, Beth empowers her clients by sharing information and including them in decision-making throughout her representation. Not only does this yield better results in their divorce cases, but it provides her clients with a sense of more control and better understanding of their options initially, throughout the process, and as changes occur, in the future. Beth’s clients consistently tell her that the results obtained have exceeded their initial hopes and expectations.

Beth emphasizes resolving cases without going to court, when possible. She has extensive experience with custody and child access resolution, with a focus on protecting children from being negatively impacted by the divorce. She has worked nationally on child support and related issues, and is proficient at helping her clients define and accomplish their goals.

Beth has contributed to various legal publications on topics including custody and parenting agreements, interstate child support enforcement, and collaborative process and mediation as alternatives to litigation.

A Focus on the Collaborative Process

Beth is a long-time supporter of the collaborative process, in which divorcing couples work together with their attorneys to create comprehensive marital settlement agreements addressing the concerns of both parties. The parties execute a written, signed commitment to resolve all legal and practical issues leading to a full divorce settlement agreement without going to court. While not appropriate for all couples, in most cases using the basic tenets of the collaborative process can be transformative and can avoid the escalation of hostility and overwhelming cost inherent in litigation. A successful collaborative process can deliver better results for both parties and, where there are children, a vastly better outcome for the children, than adversarial negotiation or litigation.

Beth enjoys spending time with her two sons, hiking in Shenandoah National Park or other National Parks, and involvement in various community service projects.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., With Honors, 1976)
  • The George Washington University (B.A. in Sociology and Political Science, 1972)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Representative Matters
  • Assisted numerous clients in achieving successful co-parenting agreements through collaborative process in separation and divorce, which otherwise would have gone to court.
  • Helped financially dependent spouse divorce clients to become independent and financially secure through negotiation of marital settlement agreements, and connection with financial advisers.
  • As client’s third attorney, obtained shared legal and physical custody court order despite client’s unsuccessful litigation efforts for 3 years with previous attorneys.
  • Succeeded in resolving numerous previously-adversarial custody and parenting conflicts through collaborative-style process.
  • Negotiated marital settlement agreements involving complex business valuations, distribution of multiple components of retirement benefits, and annuity allocations without litigation.
  • Negotiated prenuptial agreements resolving allocation of trust assets, mixed-ownership, real estate, and other property with incremental adjustments and various scenarios.
Education & Admissions

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., With Honors, 1976)
  • The George Washington University (B.A. in Sociology and Political Science, 1972)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Honors & Awards
  • Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Bethesda Magazine (2017)
  • Listed in Maryland and Washington, DC Super Lawyers
  • Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
Community Involvement
  • Presenter for Jewish Social Services Agency family law programs
  • Attorney for Collaborative Project of Maryland cases
  • Organizer of annual holiday match project with families of wounded U.S. military service members in connection with Yellow Ribbon Fund (2011-present)
Professional Memberships
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, Inc. (Founding Member)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Simon E. Sobeloff Law Society

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