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.

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News

August 31, 2020

Tracey Coates and Carlos Lastra Provided Commentary in Article titled “Lawmakers, experts weigh changes to Maryland’s child custody court process”

Tracey Coates and Carlos Lastra provided commentary in an article written by Samantha J. Subin titled: "Lawmakers, experts weigh changes to Maryland’s child custody court process," which was published in The Maryland Daily Record on August 26, 2020.

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The Clock is Ticking Again on Lawsuits

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Awards

2020 Best Law Firms badge

For the eighth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

2020 Best Lawyers badge

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 17 lawyers have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Glenn Cooper was named to the Top 10 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Nine other attorneys were named to the 2020 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list and four were selected 2020 "Washington D.C. Rising Stars."

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