A Family Law Firm Serving Bethesda and Washington, DC
From our offices in Bethesda, Maryland, The Law Offices of Lloyd A. Malech provides a full range of family law legal services to residents of all of Maryland and the greater Washington, DC metro area We offer cost-effective and results-oriented legal representation in family law cases both simple and complex, including divorce cases, child custody disputes and paternity actions.
We Focus on the Best Interests of Our Clients and Their Children
What makes The Law Offices of Lloyd A. Malech different from all the other excellent family law firms in the Washington, DC, area? Our law firm is led by an experienced family law attorney who uses his advanced legal skills to provide the best possible protection for his clients and their children.
"One of my jobs as a divorce lawyer for my clients is to help them keep sight of the important long-term goals. In a divorce, emotions can run high and it can be tempting to prioritize punishment of the ex instead of creation of a solid foundation for life after divorce. Lawyers are sometimes called "counselors at law," and I take my job as an adviser seriously." — Attorney Lloyd A. Malech
Our law firm handles all aspects of divorce and post divorce cases, including:
- Calculating fair child support and alimony
- Negotiating a reasonable division of marital property and debt
- Obtaining or defending against requests for modifications of divorce decrees
- Obtaining or defending against requests for modification of child support
- Obtaining or defending against requests for modification of child custody
- Obtaining or defending against divorce decree enforcement actions
- Filing for protective orders in cases of domestic violence
Basic Information About Divorce in Maryland and the District of Columbia
Attorney Lloyd A. Malech is licensed to practice law in both Maryland and the District. These two jurisdictions have similar — but not identical — laws regarding divorce procedures.
In both states, a no-fault divorce may be obtained only after a period of legal separation, where the spouses live separate and apart without cohabitation. In Maryland, the time period is one year. In DC, it is six months. If the separation is not mutual and voluntary, those time periods double.
The period of legal separation is not required in cases where the divorce proceeds on grounds other than legal separation. Other valid grounds for a divorce in either Maryland or DC include desertion, adultery, and cruelty.
Contact The Law Offices of Lloyd A. Malech
Getting early legal advice is important in any family law matter. We offer a confidential consultation for a reasonable flat fee. If you choose to hire our law firm, the consultation fee is applied toward the retainer.
To make an appointment, call 301.913.9119 or 202.441.2107, or contact us online.