The Family Law group at Lerch, Early & Brewer is respected as one of the best in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Our family law attorneys help people with disputes resulting from separation and divorce, including alimony, asset distribution, child support, custody and visitation. In addition, we counsel individuals on issues related to second marriages, unmarried partnerships and adoption.
Experienced Representation with Personal Attention
Our divorce attorneys understand that domestic disagreements are inherently stressful, and can be time-consuming and costly. We represent clients in complex and highly contentious conflicts, as well as in simpler matters. Each situation requires a different approach. With all our representations, we look for the resolutions with the least impact on our clients’ emotions and wallets.
Ideally, disputes are resolved amicably, without the need for litigation. Our family lawyers are excellent listeners, and are highly accomplished at negotiation, mediation and collaborative law. Other attorneys often call upon us to act as neutral mediators. Where trial is unavoidable, our litigators are forceful advocates in family law courts. We have significant trial and appellate experience, and are known for our preparation, attention to detail and integrity.
Clients praise us for our accessibility – we keep them informed and are responsive when they have questions or concerns. For a matter involving real estate, taxes or estate planning, a family law attorney works with professionals from related groups within our firm, while serving as the main point of contact for the client. Clients receive one-on-one attention backed by the resources of a full-service law firm.
Recognition as a Distinguished Family Law Practice
In its annual “Best Law Firms” ranking, U.S. News & World Report consistently places Lerch Early’s Family Law practice in metropolitan Washington, D.C.’s top tier. In addition, our divorce attorneys have been recognized as top lawyers in Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines, as well as in annual Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers listings in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Service to the Community
Our attorneys are committed to education about family law and to constant improvement of the law and its application. All our attorneys are active in the local and state bar associations, and individual attorneys have held leadership positions in the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Montgomery County and its Foundation, the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, among others. They frequently speak and write on topics important to family law practitioners, including changes to divorce and separation law, child support enforcement procedures and domestic violence. Through these organizations and activities, our attorneys work to improve family law statutes and the experience of those interacting with the family law courts.