Chris Roberts is a family law and divorce attorney who represents clients in all aspects of family law, including separation, divorce, custody, property, support, post-judgment issues, and domestic violence matters in Maryland.
Chris is passionate about representing his client’s interests. Creative and resourceful, he seeks to resolve difficult issues without relying on the expensive and often difficult court process wherever possible. He is an adept problem solver – he works to understand his clients’ unique challenges and represents their interests powerfully and effectively to achieve the desired outcome, regardless of the forum. When litigation is the best or only option, Chris thrives in the courtroom, and has earned a reputation as a formidable advocate for his clients.
Chris regularly handles complex financial cases on behalf of high net-worth individuals and their families, frequently representing business owners and executives or their spouses. These cases may require valuation of a business or other marital property, tracing of marital and non-marital funds, knowledge of the tax consequences associated with property disposition or awards of support, and familiarity and comfort with forensic accounting and related issues. Chris also often handles complex child custody matters, which often involve child custody and/or psychological evaluations, multi-state or international jurisdictional disputes, and mental health or substance abuse issues. Chris serves as a court-appointed Best Interest Attorney as well, representing the interests of children in contested child custody cases.
Chris is also a trained mediator, frequently utilizing mediation and other alternative dispute resolution tools to resolve his client’s issues outside of the court process. He is also well-versed in eDiscovery and having completed an intensive eDiscovery Training Academy at Georgetown University.
Chris is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). AAML members are recognized as premier family law practitioners with the highest levels of knowledge, skill and integrity, and are only admitted after successfully completing a rigorous selection process that includes interviews, examinations, and professional and judicial evaluations. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America as a premier divorce and family law attorney. The Daily Record has included Chris on its VIP List, recognizing Chris’ professional success and commitment to inspiring change in his community. Chris is an active member of the Family Section of the Bar Association for Montgomery County, having held a number of leadership positions within the Bar Association. Chris has been recognized by the Montgomery County Bar Association numerous times for his leadership and commitment to the community. Chris frequently lectures on issues related to family law and divorce and also writes on family law topics. Chris recently contributed as an author to the Maryland State Bar Association’s divorce and family law treatise, Divorce & Separation, 10th edition.
Chris is a native of Montgomery County, where he continues to reside with his wife and two children. Before becoming a family law attorney, Chris was a high school English teacher in the Montgomery County Public School system.
Disclaimer: Each case is different and past results do not guarantee similar results in future matters.