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Strategy And Support For Family Law And Divorce

In divorce, child custody and other family law matters there is a universal need for compassionate and empathetic counsel. When you face these stressful times and difficult decisions, there is no substitute for legal know-how and emotional intelligence.

At The Machin Law Firm, LLC, we will be your advocate in setting goals and strategies, guiding you through legal proceedings and standing up for your parental rights and financial interests. Our experienced lawyers represent men and women in the family courts of Montgomery and Frederick counties.

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Helping You Achieve The Best Results

Family law is less about winning than about finding solutions. The main concern should be the best interests of your children, but you and your co-parent and the judge may have different interpretations of what that means. Our knowledgeable and caring attorneys provide perspective, creativity and negotiating strength to help you resolve these complex and delicate issues.

We have experience with all facets of Maryland family law, including:

  • Divorce, property division and alimony
  • Determination of child custody and access (visitation)
  • Parenting plans (schedules and other terms of co-parenting)
  • Determination of child support
  • Paternity actions for financial support or parental rights
  • Protective orders
  • Post-decree modifications of custody or support orders
  • Parent relocation disputes

We sit down with you to explain your rights and your options under the law and determine your priorities and boundaries so that we can prepare you accordingly for negotiations, mediation or court proceedings. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for you and your children, but we also help you choose your battles wisely.

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Domestic Violence Protective Orders

​The state of Maryland takes domestic violence seriously. A temporary protective order (TPO) can be issued 24/7 to any petitioner who is need of protection from a spouse, intimate partner or other member of the household. The TPO will usually require the subject to leave the premises and have no contact with the victim. After a TPO is issued, the victim or the accused should seek legal counsel for representation at a court hearing for a final protective order (FPO) which usually occurs seven days after the TPO is issued. At this hearing, the judge can enter a “permanent” order for up to 12 months, modify the terms of the temporary order or dismiss the complaint altogether. Our attorneys represent clients on both sides of domestic violence hearings.

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The Law Firm That Works For You And Your Family

At The Machin Law Firm, LLC, we will guide you through every stage of your family law matter. We are accessible and responsive. Start with a phone consultation to explore how we can help. Call 301-731-2000 or contact us online. We can meet you at our offices in Rockville or Frederick.