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Rahul Kishore

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.8   70 reviews

also known as Shah &, Kishore

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
    Maryland - MD 30 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rahul

Learn Rahul’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    There are two types of divorce in Maryland: Absolute and Limited. 1. Absolute : An absolute divorce is permanent, allows remarriage, and terminates property claims. 2. Limited: A limited divorce, on the other hand, is more like a legal separation. It does not allow either spouse to remarry nor for a final distribution of marital property.Furthermore, the number of grounds upon which a limited divorce can be obtained are fewer.

    28 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    we understand the sensitive nature of Child Custody and Child Support. We work toward reaching the best interest for the Child to ensure Legal Custody, Physical Custody and Child Support reflects the personal self interest for the child in question within the legal boundaries required by law.

    28 years

  3. Alimony
    10%
    Alimony is spousal support for the lower income-earning spouse after the termination of marriage. The primary purpose of alimony is for rehabilitation purposes, i.e., to allow the recipient to become self-supporting. Alimony is income to the recipient and a tax deduction for the spouse paying the alimony. There are three types of Divorce Alimony: 1. Permanent Alimony: 2. Rehabilitative Alimony 3: Alimony pendente lite

    28 years

  4. Child support
    10%
    we understand the sensitive nature of Child Custody and Child Support. We work toward reaching the best interest for the Child to ensure Legal Custody, Physical Custody and Child Support reflects the personal self interest for the child in question within the legal boundaries required by law.

    28 years

  5. Family
    10%
    Family Law Matters such as Divorce, Family Mediation, Collaborative Divorce Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Division of Marital Property.

    28 years

Rahul Kishore - Maryland Divorce Law Attorney Concentrating in Family Law Matters such as Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Division of Marital Property, Mediation, Collaborative Law and many more in the Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Washington D.C. area. He works with traditional families, same-sex couples, military families, and non-traditional family situations. We successfully handle large asset-based divorce cases. we offer a Free Consultation. Please call us now:  or visit our web

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Shah & Kishore's Unique Approach to Family Law

Location

Shah & Kishore
9201 Corporate Blvd.
Suite 330
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  70 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Mr. Kishore has been my brother’s divorce lawyer. He has been extremely professional competent and managed to successfully complete my brother’s divorce in first trial. He is very skill full and trustworthy. I would recommend Mr. Kishore to anyone. My brother was in good hands and well-taken care off.
Posted by Pretoria | September 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kishore is an excellent lawyer
When your to be ex-spouse hires a lawyer, you do too. Mr. Kishore was a late addition to my divorce filing. I am in the military as well, so had some special circumstances that needed ironing out. Despite that, Mr. Kishore performed excellently in my divorce proceedings. He and his team were very communicative and kept in touch throughout all phases and acknowledged my needs and goals the entire time. I couldn't have asked for a better and more prepared lawyer.
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Posted by Tracee | January 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kishore is an exceptional attorney and changed the course my child custody case
My case was headed to court when I contacted Mr. Kishore’s office for the first time. I was distraught, but Mr. Kishore took his time to offer me a solid consultation. I retained his services that day. Mr. Kishore’s low conflict approach made me feel calm and confident about my case. My divorce and child custody matters were handled with care and concern. He has represented me in mediations and the results made both parties happy. All in all, I could not ask for a better family law attorney.
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Posted by Tejesh | January 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Fortunate to have found him!
When I found myself in the midst of a divorce, I had approached Mr. Rahul Kishore and retained his counsel. I was very fortunate to have found him. He expertly argued my case in court, dealt with the opposing counsel’s ineptitude, and negotiated a favorable outcome for me. He also demonstrated a high level of knowledge and experience in the legal system, evident in the way he navigated the proceedings. Additionally, Mr. Rahul Kishore was a strong negotiator before we even got to court and he worked hard to achieve a resolution that was in my best interest. He was always available to answer my questions and address any concerns I had. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and provided valuable advice and guidance to help me make informed decisions. I can't thank him enough for his support and guidance during one of the most difficult times of my life. I highly recommend Mr. Rahul Kishore to anyone in need of a skilled and experienced divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.Kishore is the best!
I hired Mr. Kishore as my attorney in August’2021 to assist me with my divorce case. He was very professional, responsible, attentive & knowledgeable who has not only explained all the possibilities of my case very clearly but also has educated me as how the law works in relation to my divorce case. Due to lot of twists & turns in my case, I was very worried about the outcome of my case in court for a long time. But the way he has prepared me for my trial was just unbelievable which has immensely helped me to gain lot of confidence on the day of trial. I could not be more satisfied with Mr. Kishore’s work on my case. He spent countless hours developing a strong case for my divorce hearing. I felt he truly understood my case, sometimes more than I did, and refined the arguments to get the most favorable outcome I am so glad I hired him because everything in court turned out great as he predicated. I highly recommend him for his experience, care, attentiveness, professionalism, and effectiveness. Regards, PR
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Posted by Jacquie | November 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Indebted to Mr. Kishore
My divorce case was complicated, and I needed to know that my lawyer would have my best interests at heart. Mr. Kishore was patient with my situation and clearly explained in detail every aspect of the proceedings. He was supportive and made the process seamless for me.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appreciate how Mr. Kishore handle Divorce case
Mr. Kishore was very upfront about everything that will occur in my divorce case. He would answer all my questions patiently because lack of knowledge from me in this matter and how it needs to be handled. The quality of service was excellent and always answers my calls. Mr. Kishore handle this case professionally and try to always keep what is best for their client in mind. Since Mr. Kishore law firm and services is like 5-star hotel and/or First-class seat in Emirates Airline, they are costly. However, I will still highly recommend for any family matters.
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Posted by Venkat | January 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Knowledgeable and Straightforward
I never dreamed I would ever need a divorce attorney but I was wrong. Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful situations you could go through in your life. Kishore represented me in a manner that made my experience the best it could have been under these circumstances. Kishore accepted my calls whenever I needed him. He was in constant communication with me even when he was out of town at conferences, family vacation, etc. I never felt like I did not know what was going on in my case. If Kishore was unavailable, his paralegal was excellent and always knowledgeable. Overall, I give Kishore and his staff the highest recommendation.
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Posted by Anil | October 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks Mr. Kishore
" I would like to recommend the legal services of attorney Mr. Kishore for any one looking for an attorney for divorce proceedings. A friend of mine recommended the legal service of attorney Mr.Kishore . while I was contemplating for divorce. After the initial conversation with Mr...Kishore I felt very comfortable and confident about his professional ability to represent me. He explained to me the pros and cons of the matter and assured me the out come. which I was looking for.. He was very professional and avoided all unnecessary conversations and hence saved much time and fees. He has in-depth knowledge about the divorce proceedings. Mr. Kishore taught me some court languages which I was unaware and made me very comfortable for the proceedings. His legal fees were very reasonable and refunded me some fees, which I paid  at front, beyond my expectation  after the conclusion of the  proceedings. He helped me and represented me very well through out the proceedings. I thank him for his legal service. Well done. Great job.".
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Posted by Katia N | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I want to give my highest recommendations to Mr. Kishore. His firm was recommended to me by my broker by the moment when I was not emotionally strong enough to initiate my divorce procedure following almost a year of separation. From the very first phone conversation, Mr. Kishore made me feel confident and secure, - the feeling I have not had for years of my dysfunctional marriage. Right away, Mr. Kishore was able to figure out where things stood and recommended a limited number of effective steps to undertake to help me to win those aspects of the procedure which were especially important for me and my children. From the very beginning, Mr. Kishore gave me an overview of the options I had, commenting on their cost and effectiveness. Very quickly, he was able to grasp those aspects, which were critical for me and those that were less important, and helped me to achieve what I considered being critical for my custody case. I followed Mr. Kishore’s advice to request a custody evaluation procedure (free of charge in Maryland), which turned out to be decisive. Importantly, working with Mr. Kishore I never felt being overcharged or paying for the things I did not find are important. He always tried to be brief in his phone conversations, avoided having empty talks and unneeded conversations. During the divorce and custody settlement procedure, we have not filed any single unnecessary document or requests, which allowed me to save a significant amount of money, when compared with the other Party expenses. While the other Party’s attorney kept undertaking a number of costly things, such as submitting numerous deficiency letters, document updates, and other type of paperwork, my defense was focused, logical, and consistent avoiding the empty bureaucratic wrangling and going directly to the very center of the conflict we needed to resolve. Mr. Kishore is a very qualified lawyer who treated me with respect always keeping a professional distance. At the same time, he has an interesting sense of humor and, when needed, ability to find the right supportive words, which was quite helpful in going through some inevitable fragilities of my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Organized, Goal-oriented
I really appreciate Mr.Kishore Great work! I came to know him by referral. He is a very organized Lawyer. He does a good follow -up on each procedures and explaining all legal matters. In addition, He is easily reachable. We went through my case in details and suggested the necessary steps to be taken. And I was able to get a smooth settlement.
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Posted by Mike | March 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, skilled, patient
Mr. Kishore was the third lawyer I interviewed for my case, an alimony modification. I quickly knew he was right for me because he asked insightful questions, and was open-minded about my admittedly non-clear cut case. Throughout the case, which stretched to more than a year due to covid, Mr. Kishore was professional, thorough, patient, gracious and calm, even when his client didn’t want to hear it. He gave me solid advice based in case law, and he kept me firmly grounded. And in the end, I came away with more than reasonably expected. I highly recommend Mr. Kishore to anyone needing a seasoned, expert family law advocate.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, friendly and approachable.
" When i approached Mr. Kishore, he clearly explained the options i have and gave me suggestions based on my decision. he was very friendly, approachable and was easy to work with. i really appreciate how he handled the case, and gave good inputs when necessary. I will definitely recommend Mr. Kishore to anyone who is in need of a family lawyer. I thank Mr. Kishore and his team for all the help."
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Posted by Prabhakar | December 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Competent and Customer-friendly
I came to know M.Kishore through my own research on the net. He was able to explain every detail of the process I was going to go through, effectively presenting the option that would produce the best possible outcome for my issue. I would highly recommend him. He moved very quickly to get me a smooth and clean settlement. Thank you.
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Posted by FB | July 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Competent and Customer-friendly
I came to know M. Kishore by chance, through my own research on the net. To my satisfaction, he turned out to be the ideal legal professional I would wish to deal with. M. Kishore is truly excellent in what he does, knowledgeable and customer-friendly. He walked me through the entire process and explained the various options that can make my case simple and speedy, so as to produce the best possible outcome. He stayed at the top of my case, kept me informed throughout the whole process, which helped make it a smooth and easy one. I really appreciate the way he handled my case, and his support all along and I thank him for that. I will definitely recommend Mr. Kishore to anyone in need of a good family lawyer. FB
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review
Mr. Kishore came highly recommended from within my network and now I will continue to do the same. He is an excellent lawyer with great expertise and knowledge in the latest state laws that are relevant, which enabled me to reach resolution in the most favorable way. He moved very quickly to get a smooth and clean settlement. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A caring, knowledgable professional and a class act!
Mr. Kishore is a true legal professional in every sense of the word. He was able to explain every detail of the process I was going to go through, effectively present options and produce the best possible outcome for my issue. I would highly recommend him. Not only is he amazing at his craft, he is personable and some who truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by SV | March 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kishore is the best!
Mr. Kishore years of expertise, and attention to detail and fast pace but diligent practice made my processing really smooth and timely. Mr. Kishore covers all the aspects and makes sure to give you a solid background on 'how' and 'why'!
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law Matter
Mr Kishore was very informative and knowledgeable regarding the entire process. He was easily reachable and proactively communicated with me on regular basis .Highly recommend!
Posted by Matt | December 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mr. Kishore is a very professional lawyer that helped me through my separation and divorce. He made what could have been a very difficult situation a very smooth and worry-free process. He kept me up to date along the entire process. I will be using Mr. Kishore for any other legal needs in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shah & Kishore
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • George Washington University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1992
  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Maryland
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce Case
  • win the Case

Associations

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Prince Georges County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Indian American Bar Association
  • Member and Previous Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland-Business Roundtable (MIBRT)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2018
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2017
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attoneys In Maryland
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO Lawyers 2014 Rating 9.0
  • 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO Lawyers 2014 Rating 9.0
  • 2014
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO Lawyers 2013 Rating 9.0
  • 2013
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO Lawyers 2011 Rating 8.9
  • 2013
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2013
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO Lawyers 2012 Rating 8.7
  • 2012
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO Lawyers 2011 Rating 8
  • 2011
  • Finest Lawyer
  • City Paper
  • 2010
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington DC's
  • Divorce
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Rahul
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kishore is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable in family law. In addition, he is very attentive to his clients and their needs. I have referred both clients and friends to Mr. Kishore and would not hesitate to do so again in the future."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kishore is a highly experienced attorney who has proven his competence and professionalism over the many years of his practice of law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kishore is a very knowledgeable person with regard to the Maryland laws in the family law area. He answered Client questions promptly and accurately throughout the process of Client divorce case. Due to his promptness and efficiency I observed that he was able to save Client valuable time for his client which allowed client to save on overall legal fees. He told all of the facts and details upfront with regard to client circumstances, so that I had no surprises throughout the process. I recommend him highly."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The clients I have referred to Rahul have been extremely pleased"
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