Frederick, Maryland

Divorce Attorneys

Providing Experience and Guidance for a Smart, Proactive Approach.

Protecting Your Interests While Moving You Forward

An experienced divorce lawyer will act as a buffer between you and the stressful legal proceedings of your divorce, while keeping you updated on each step of the process. The attorneys at The Machin Law Firm, LLC, have an in-depth knowledge of the Frederick, MD court system.

We understand how to handle the nuanced laws, requirements, and paperwork necessary to protect your best interests. We provide legal perspective, creativity, and negotiating strength to work towards finding equitable solutions.

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Getting Divorced in Frederick, Maryland

Recent changes make it easier and quicker for Maryland couples to divorce. Previously, Maryland law required the spouses to (a) live apart for 12 months before filing for divorce or (b) prove fault grounds such as adultery, cruelty, or desertion.

The law was changed in 2016 to allow for “immediate” divorce (no waiting period) by mutual consent, also known as no-fault divorce.

If you have minor children, you must first have a court-approved marital settlement agreement that addresses child custody and child support before you can get a mutual consent divorce.

Once the divorce papers are filed, the court may issue temporary orders for custody and child support as well as alimony pendente lite (interim spousal support). Our lawyers sit down with you to explain the divorce process and what to expect at each stage. Then we listen to your concerns and questions to develop priorities and a “game plan.”

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A Comprehensive Approach to the Issues of Divorce

The outcome of your divorce will affect you, your family, and your finances for the foreseeable future. Having a skilled divorce attorney on your side can ensure that your voice is heard throughout what can be an emotionally charged process.

Fredrick and Rockville Maryland Divorce Attorneys
  • What to do with the marital residence
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) division of retirement accounts
  • Accurate valuation of businesses or real estate
  • Prenuptial agreements or separate property considerations
  • Hidden accounts or asset transfers
  • Amount and duration of spousal support (alimony)
  • Child custody, access and parenting schedules
  • Domestic violence protection orders
  • Deviations from the child support guidelines
  • Relocation with the children after divorce

Maryland law calls for an equitable distribution of assets and debts acquired during the marriage. We help you explore creative trade-offs to reach a property settlement that best reflects your goals and financial stability. Our lawyers are skilled in divorce negotiations, mediation, and litigation.