Office:
13217 New Hampshire Ave.,Suite #10901
Silver Spring, MD 20914
PH: (240) 505-5391

Practice areas include:

Immigration
EB-5 Investment 
Visa
Family Based Visa
Personal Injury
Family Law
Divorce, Custody, Child Support
Trusts & Estates
Wills
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     Martine Jean Law Office, LLC.

13217 New Hampshire Ave.,

Suite #10901

Silver Spring, MD 20914
tel: (240) 505-5391

Family Law

Family Law

When marriages end in divorce, the emotional and financial hardships related to custody, child, and spousal support can be devastating. At Martine Jean Law Office, I provide aggressive divorce, custody, alimony, property distribution, and guardianship representation. I devote the necessary time, talent and resources to help you get through the process effectively and efficiently.

Child custody is often the most critical part of a divorce proceeding and the most difficult process to experience.  Martine Jean Law Office is sensitive to this fact and fights hard to make the process work for our clients.  Our office has skills and understanding to help families quickly resolve these highly-sensitive matters.  

As a Montgomery County Maryland approved best interest attorney I assure the voice of the child is heard.

Divorce

Divorce is the ending of a marriage ordered by a court. You must have a legal reason to get a divorce in Maryland.  In Maryland, there are two types of divorce: absolute and limited. Limited divorce is sometimes referred to as a legal separation.  Our law office can help you navigate the courts to get the results that best for you.

Our office may use mental health experts that can be consulted to determine child custody arrangement best suited to each child.  Financial experts can be consulted to evaluate assets and we can find creative property division allocation that consider the incomes and tax consequences of both parties, as well as child support needs and obligations.   Martine Jean Law Office, LLC takes the time to evaluate your circumstances and provide a comprehensive plan to help you through your divorce case.  

Trial attorney

My extensive legal career has provided me with valuable insights into divorce issues. While I pursue alternative dispute resolutions, I also understand that certain circumstances require litigation and trial. If taking your case to trial is in your best interest, I will fight to protect your rights.

Pre-nuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements provide a way for individuals to learn more about their intended spouses' assets or debts before entering into a legal union. Premarital agreements also enable couples to outline their rights and obligations in the event their marriage ends in divorce.  These agreements can be especially useful for individuals entering into marriage with children from previous unions or significant assets.  Martine Jean Law Office provides consultation and drafting of pre-nuptial agreements for clients in Maryland and Washington DC.

Separation agreements/post-nuptial agreement

A separation agreement is a contract that allows you and your spouse to outline specific details in the event you decide to pursue divorce. Martine Jean Law Office, LLC will review, revise, and draft your separation agreement. 

Child custody

The best interest of the child is the standard used to determine custody and visitation.  Martine Jean Law Office advises clients to pursue fair and workable parenting plans to help ensure the courts approve the plans and all parties find the plans agreeable. We will help you work out the specifics of your plan, including residential schedules and pick-up/drop-off rules, holidays and vacations, extracurricular activities, transport, etc. 

Child Support

Martine Jean Law Office, LLC can help you obtain child support a negotiated agreement. However, having both parties agree to something does not guarantee your agreement will be approved by the court. Our office can evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action.

Child's Best Interest Attorney

"Child's Best Interest Attorney" means a lawyer appointed by a court for the purpose of protecting a child's best interests, without being bound by the child's directives or objectives.  The Child's Best Interest Attorney makes an independent assessment of what is in the child's best interest and advocates for that before the court, even if it requires the disclosure of confidential information.  The best interest attorney should ensure that the child's position is made a part of the record whether or not different from the position of that the attorney advocates.
As a Montgomery County Maryland approved child best interest attorney, I provide these services to families throughout the State.
 
Property Distribution and Pension/retirement

Property distribution is done on an equitable basis in Maryland. As a former investment adviser representative, I have extensive financial experience to help you through the complexities of asset distribution.
 
Alimony

Alimony is a periodic payment by one former spouse to the other. The purpose of alimony is to provide an opportunity for the recipient spouse to become self-supporting.  Our law office can help you receive or modify alimony awards.  Martine Jean Law Office will evaluate your circumstances provide sound advice regarding your alimony needs or possible liability.

Modification cases

Alimony and child support may be awarded, extended, or modified based on a material change in circumstances. My office handles modification cases as well as paternity cases.