Chevy Chase Family Law

The family law and divorce lawyers of Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield can help you navigate the complexities of family law disputes, including divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution of property, and more. Our Chevy Chase attorneys have many years of experience representing clients in divorce and other disputes in the courts of Montgomery County.

Divorce Lawyers Serving Chevy Chase, MD

No one really wants their marriage to end in divorce, but sometimes doing so is the best option for you and your children. When you are going through the divorce process, you want to protect your children from being hurt by your divorce, get through divorce with as little stress as possible, and to have the financial resources you need to move forward with your life after divorce.

Our Chevy Chase divorce lawyers make it a priority to understand your needs to develop a strategy to achieve your personal goals. Your path for divorce might include mediation, attorney-supported negotiation, or Collaborative Divorce. If none of those options helps to settle the disputed issues in your divorce, your case will be tried by a judge.

At Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield, we are known and respected for our strategic approach to family law matters. We always prefer to help our clients reach a favorable settlement through alternative dispute resolution, but we are more than capable of resolving a dispute in the courtroom if necessary.

Choosing a Family Law and Divorce Lawyer in Chevy Chase

A divorce or family law dispute can change the course of your life and your children’s lives. No other area of the law has such a personal impact. The attorney you choose can have a profound impact on the outcome of your case, so you should carefully consider certain factors as you select the attorney who will represent you.

It’s also important to work with an attorney who has extensive practice experience in the jurisdiction your case is being heard. Local knowledge is critical. Your lawyer’s familiarity with the courts and judges in Montgomery County and with other local family lawyers is an essential component of case strategy.

You should choose an attorney with whom you will be comfortable working with during this challenging time in your life. Online reviews can tell you what it was like for other clients in a similar position to work with the law firm you are considering. But to learn whether an attorney is really a good fit for your needs, you need to have an initial consultation.

When you leave your initial consultation, you should feel as if the attorney listened to your concerns and that you got answers to your most immediate questions. Overall, you should feel comfortable with the attorney and as if you have a sense of what your next steps should be.

How We Can Help

Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield represents Chevy Chase families in a wide variety of family law issues, including:

  • Divorce, including mediation, attorney-supported negotiation, and Collaborative Divorce.
  • Child custody, including cases involving custody evaluators, relocation, modification and enforcement of custody and visitation, or international child custody issues
  • Equitable distribution of property, including complex or high net worth divorce matters
  • Alimony and Spousal support, including issues regarding alimony pendente lite, temporary alimony, indefinite alimony, and modification or termination of alimony
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, including drafting, review, and enforcement issues regarding these agreements
  • LGBTQ+ issues in family law, including issues regarding child custody, access, and alimony
  • High-conflict family law disputes. While most parties to a family law dispute want to resolve their issues with as little conflict as possible, some individuals use the family law litigation process to punish their spouse or partner. We are experienced in resolving high-conflict disputes.
  • Domestic violence, whether as a stand-alone issue or as a complicating factor in a divorce or child custody matter.
  • International family law issues, where the laws of more than one country are involved.

The Chevy Chase family law attorneys of Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield have devoted decades to helping families successfully resolve a broad spectrum of legal issues. They are well-respected in Montgomery County for their ability to take on the most complex and challenging family law conflicts.

To learn more about family law in Chevy Chase, MD, please contact Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield to schedule a consultation.