Practice Areas

Family Law

Paley Rothman’s family law attorneys represent individuals in a variety of domestic relations matters, including pre-marital agreements, divorce and separation, child custody, child support modification, family financial planning, enforcement of court orders and agreements, guardianships, adoption, family formation using ART (assisted reproductive technology), LGBT family issues, parentage, and transgender issues. Our practice covers the full spectrum of family law issues, from the most complex cases to relatively simple uncontested matters.

We routinely handle cases that require the valuation and division of business interests, real estate, stock options and other types of assets. Our family law attorneys work closely with accountants, valuation experts and financial planners to ensure that our clients’ needs are met.

As a critical complement to their legal skills and knowledge of the law, our attorneys understand the personal nature of each family law case and the difficult changes that take place in the lives of our clients and their families. As we work to obtain the best possible results for those we represent, we remain sensitive to the needs of all family members involved.

Glenn CooperCarlos LastraTracey Coates, Eva Juncker, and Lynette Kleiza have received recognition from Super Lawyers and from such publications as Bethesda Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine. As a result of these accolades, our attorneys are frequently invited to deliver lectures and write articles related to emerging family law topics.

In light of the increasing complexity of family law matters, our clients benefit from the breadth of experience of the attorneys in Paley Rothman’s related practice areas. A family law case may have overlapping issues concerning real estate, businesses, pensions, bankruptcy or other tax and estate planning matters. Our family law attorneys routinely consult with their partners to ensure that our clients receive quality and experienced representation in all facets of their case.

We also prosecute or defend our family law clients’ rights on appeal. Our attorneys have established an impressive track record of success in protecting our clients’ interests through the appellate process (see also Appellate Practice Group).

Our attorneys are pioneers in creating protections and establishing legal precedents for families in the LGBT comminity. We are well-known for our ability to solve problems through outside-the-box solutions that serve our clients needs.

Read More Read Less

News

November 7, 2019

Ryan Spiegel Re-Elected to Gaithersburg City Council for Fourth Term

We would like to congratulate Ryan Spiegel on his re-election to the Gaithersburg City Council. Ryan has served on the Gaithersburg City Council since 2007, helping to lead one of the fastest growing and most fiscally responsible cities in the nation, and is starting his fourth term.

Read More

Blog

From Fatigues and Boots to Wills and Trusts: An Account from a U.S. Army Veteran

Estate & Trust Paralegal, Dorothy Milam, recounts her decision to join the Army.

Read More

Awards

Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin were all featured in the most recent edition of the magazine. The feature is in the July/August 2018 edition of Bethesda Magazine. This year, 17 attorneys were listed as the Top Estate Lawyers by their peers, and 8 were selected as Rising Stars.

For the sixth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 16 lawyers have been named to the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list.

Read More