My practice of family law is distinguished by my unique understanding and compassion... more
My practice of family law is distinguished by my unique understanding and compassion for my clients and the issues they face as they wade through the stressful and often unpredictable process of dissolving a marriage. Raised by divorced parents in two different households, I am keenly aware of and sensitive to both the emotional underpinnings as well as the logistical realities of separation, d... view profile
Working as a family law attorney for over twenty-five years, Sara M. Donohue has... more
Working as a family law attorney for over twenty-five years, Sara M. Donohue has practiced in the field of domestic law in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her practice includes working on complex divorce and custody matters. In addition to handling matrimonial matters in the traditional negotiation and litigation modes, she has been trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of Co... view profile
Sylvia Panfil is the founder of Bethesda Law Firm, a general practice law firm that... more
Sylvia Panfil is the founder of Bethesda Law Firm, a general practice law firm that provides a variety of legal services to clients. Ms. Panfil's legal experience encompasses her previous work with a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. and a judicial internship with the Honorable Roger W. Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. During law school, she worked with the S... view profile
An adoption lawyer helps to place children with parents other than their birth parents. An adoption cuts off the birth parents' rights and responsibilities, and gives them to the adoptive parents. Once an adoption is final, the adopted child receives the same legal treatment as a biological child. Adoption is often an emotional time and an adoption lawyer can help you make the right decisions for the child.