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Maryland Family Law

The attorneys of Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield have decades of experience representing Maryland residents in family law matters including divorce, custody, and support cases. Consistently recognized for their skill by such publications as Bethesda Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers, the firm’s attorneys are known for their creative and strategic approach to family dispute resolution.

Divorce

Put in the simplest terms, divorce is the legal process that ends a marriage. But as anyone who has ever considered or experienced a divorce knows, little about this process is simple. Just as marriage is more than a legal relationship, divorce…
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Child Custody

If you are a parent, nothing matters more to you than your children. When you are divorcing or ending a relationship with your children’s other parent, the issue of child custody is naturally foremost in your mind. Questions like: How much time…
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Alimony

When faced with divorce, you are likely concerned about your financial future, including whether you can receive alimony or may be asked to pay it. At Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield, we will help you understand how Maryland alimony law applies to your…
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Same-Sex Marriage

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states. While married couples of the same sex have all the same legal rights as any other married couples, they may still face some…
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Child Support

Parenthood, as every parent quickly learns, carries many responsibilities. One of these is the obligation to support your children financially. As a parent, you are committed to providing your children a stable, safe place to live and the material things and services…
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Equitable Distribution of Marital Property

Division of property is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. It is frequently depicted humorously in TV shows and movies, but dividing up your marital assets in real life is no laughing matter, especially if those assets are…
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Mutual Consent Divorce

A number of states require couples to have fault grounds for divorce—in other words, legal reasons that justify ending the marriage based upon the bad acts of a spouse. Common fault grounds for divorce include adultery or physical abuse. The public policy…
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Appeals

Sometimes the decision a judge makes after the trial in a family law matter just has to be appealed. This might be because the judge’s ruling was so devastatingly unfavorable to you that it needs redress. This might also be because even…
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Testimonials

“Great lawyer to work with. Excellent communicator and listener. Courtroom skills exceptional. Would highly recommend for any family law situation.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“I highly recommend Geoff. He and his all-star team assisted me through a difficult and contentious divorce and child custody case. Geoff’s knowledge and personal relationships really assisted in the positive outcome of my case. Geoff was efficient throughout the…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“Took a personalized approach to my complex divorce and was available to achieve an outcome beyond my highest expectations.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Strategic and Pragmatic. Geoff has seen plenty of situations and how they play out. Geoff has an expert understanding of the process. Geoff does a great job of communication and letting you know what’s going on by including you in…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“One of the most dedicated, fair, competent, patient attorneys I have had the pleasure of dealing with. He has helped myself and many others through some difficult times. He is a very good listener and can direct you in the…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Excellent at simultaneously executing specific tactical aspects of the case while maintaining overall macro view.”
– Family Law Attorney
“I have worked with Geoffrey S. Platnick as an expert witness in several cases and find him to be an excellent attorney with a real interest in his clients.”
– Child Custody Expert , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Absolutely amazing during a very difficult time.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“He is a brilliant lawyer, a fantastic strategist, willing to resolve cases through mediation but kick butt in court if that is required, and in the final analysis, effective in achieving his clients’ goals. One of the really great ones.…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review
“A very empathetic and diligent person and attorney. His tact in suggesting acceptable solutions to emotionally charged situations and sensitivity to child issues that can easily get neglected in the egoic fracases in such cases is truly exemplary. I am,…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review

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