Moving On And Protecting Your Future

Even if your split is amicable, going through a divorce is one of the most emotional, challenging experiences a person can go through. The uncertainty of what lies ahead is overwhelming and you undoubtedly have many questions.

You may be wondering how the divorce is going to affect your children, what will happen to the family home or how assets will get divided. Having an experienced, resourceful family law attorney on your side will help alleviate the emotional, financial and legal stresses of divorce. Since 1981, Gary A. Stein has provided customized legal representation to individuals and families for a wide range of family-related legal issues such as: divorce, legal separation, spousal support, child custody, child support, property and asset division, tax issues and business valuations.

Which Grounds Will You File On?

Grounds for divorce in Washington, D.C.:

Washington, D.C., is a "no-fault" jurisdiction, which means you do not need to identify any wrongdoing (or fault) in order to file for divorce. In fact, the District of Columbia only recognizes two legal grounds on which a divorce can be filed on:

  1. If you and your spouse have agreed to live separately for at least six months without cohabitation.
  2. If you and your spouse have lived separate from one another for a year, whether mutually agreed or not. Or if you and your spouse are currently still sharing the same home but no longer share a bed or food.

Grounds for divorce in Maryland:

In Maryland, you can file a no-fault divorce if both parties agree to the dissolution of the marriage. If a no-fault divorce is not an option, you can also file on fault-based grounds. These include: desertion (actual or constructive), adultery, insanity, criminal conviction, cruelty of treatment and excessively vicious conduct.

Legal Services Tailored To Fit Your Needs

Due to the deeply personal and sensitive nature of divorce, it is imperative to have a knowledgeable, experienced attorney on your side. Gary A. Stein will work diligently to understand all the nuances of your case. He offers a supportive atmosphere for clients to feel comfortable and encourages full transparency. The more he knows about your case, the better he can tailor his services to fit your legal needs.

Gary Can Help

Schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer today. To contact the Law Offices of Gary A. Stein in Rockville, please call 301-838-0199 or reach us online.