Carlos M. Lastra is a highly effective trial lawyer whose experience has earned him... more
Carlos M. Lastra is a highly effective trial lawyer whose experience has earned him such recognitions as being named a top "Divorce Attorney" in Washingtonian and Bethesda magazine and in Marquis' Who's Who in American Law, as well an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubble. He has also been named by the Maryland and D.C. Super Lawyers publications as one of the top Maryland and D.C. metropolitan are... view profile
Sandra Guzman Salvado is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland. She has... more
Sandra Guzman Salvado is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland. She has always focused her practice in the area of domestic law including divorce, child custody and child support. She has experience representing children in contested child custody matters. Sandra first became familiar with Maryland family law at the Baltimore City office of the Legal Aid Bureau in the Domesti... view profile
I am a thorough, innovative and tough litigator who explores and prepares for an... more
I am a thorough, innovative and tough litigator who explores and prepares for an amicable negotiation simultaneously while preparing for trial. I am an experienced collaborative lawyer and believe that it is best to reach an amicable resolution but when that is not possible we are prepared to litigate. I am an member of the US Supreme Court. I have passed the bar exams in New York, New Jersey,... view profile
Bethesda, MD based family lawyer for 15+ years. After completing a judicial... more
Bethesda, MD based family lawyer for 15+ years. After completing a judicial clerkship in 1995, I opened my own law office in Rockville, MD. Since then, I've enjoyed practicing law in small firms but I always return to the flexibilty of my own practice, where I may choose to take a case and help a client I couldn't help if I was practicing at a bigger law firm. I represent clients throughou... view profile
Practice Areas Family Law(100%); Divorce; Child Custody; Alimony; Annulment;... more
Practice Areas Family Law(100%); Divorce; Child Custody; Alimony; Annulment; Cohabitation Agreements; Divorce Arbitration; Divorce Mediation; Divorce Taxation; Domestic Partnerships; Domestic Relations; Domestic Violence; Equitable Distribution; Family Arbitration; Family Mediation; Gay and Lesbian Family Law; International Family Law; Interstate Support; Legal Separation Agreements; Mari... view profile
Nicholas C. Minshew represents clients in Washington, D.C. and Maryland in all... more
Nicholas C. Minshew represents clients in Washington, D.C. and Maryland in all aspects of Family Law, including contested and uncontested divorce, separation, marital settlement agreements, alimony and spousal support, child custody and visitation, child support, division of property, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, modification and enforcement of orders, adoptions, and other family l... view profile
A Law Firm for Every Day People. If you think you cannot afford an attorney, think... more
A Law Firm for Every Day People. If you think you cannot afford an attorney, think again. Competitive fees, quality representation. For the times you musthave an attorney. Also licensed in the US District Court of Maryland.
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.