rise to every family challenge
Lerch Early’s experienced family law attorneys help people resolve separation and divorce issues in Maryland and Washington, DC with the least possible impact on their emotions and their wallets.
Domestic disagreements are inherently stressful, and can be time-consuming and costly. Lerch Early’s team of divorce lawyers, respected as one of the best family law groups in the DC area, represents clients in complex and highly contentious conflicts, as well as in simpler, more amicable matters. These include alimony, asset distribution, child support, custody, and visitation, as well as post-divorce modifications and second marriages.
Ideally, disputes are resolved amicably, without the need for litigation. Our domestic attorneys are excellent listeners, and are highly skilled at negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law. That said, they prepare from day one to go to court if needed, and are forceful advocates before the family law courts in Maryland and the District, with significant trial and appellate experience.
People going through the upheaval of divorce need access and information. Our responsive attorneys answer their own phones, and include clients in the process at every step of the way, sharing copies of pleadings, correspondence, and emails so clients know exactly where things stand.
Lerch Early divorce attorneys are experienced with complex financial matters, including business valuations, trust distributions, asset tracing, World Bank issues, and cases involving high net worth individuals. When a matter involves real estate, tax issues, or estate planning, the family law attorney may consult with specialists within our firm, always coordinating service for the client. The client benefits from the experience of a boutique family law shop backed by the knowledge of a full-service law firm.
Lerch Early’s divorce attorneys help their clients protect their children, their assets, and their dignity—so they can not only survive, but thrive.
Helped parties to develop creative solutions to custody and property distribution issues addressing both parties’ (initially conflicting) concerns.
Helped parties to resolve substantial custody issues with input of neutral child development specialist through collaborative process, avoiding the need for litigation entirely.
The mother of our client’s children planned to move away for a new job opportunity, taking the children with her. She had been the primary parent, so our client wished to gain sole physical custody of the children, allowing them to remain in the DC area.
Lerch Early argued before the court that the children would be best served to stay in this area with their father. We worked with key experts to demonstrate that a move to the new location would be detrimental to the children’s interests.
The judge awarded sole physical custody to our client, allowing the children to remain in the environment where they attended school and had friends.