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Sandra V Guzman Salvado

Child custody Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.8   25 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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About Sandra

Learn Sandra’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    In Maryland, like many other states, the one ultimate standard in determining custody is what is in “the best interest of the child.” There are statutory factors that the court must consider to determine the best interest of the child.

    18 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    To obtain a divorce, the husband or wife must petition a court for a judgment of either Limited and/or Absolute divorce. Attorneys usually draw up the documents for the Petitioner (Plaintiff ) or person filing for divorce. All the documents are important so it is important to ensure they are drafted correctly with an attorney.

    18 years

  3. Family
    10%

    9 years

  4. Alimony
    5%

    9 years

  5. Child support
    5%
    Fortunately, or unfortunately (in other cases) courts have little discretion in setting the amount of child support to be paid. This is because the states are required to follow certain standards in their child support statutes commonly known as "The Child Support Guidelines." The procedures may vary from state to state. However, there is generally a certain basic pattern. It is important to get informed about what really matters when child support will be calculated.

    18 years

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

    9 years

  7. Litigation
    5%

    9 years

  8. Mediation
    5%

    9 years

  9. Uncontested divorce
    5%

    9 years

MARYLAND ATTORNEY FOCUSING HER PRACTICE IN DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY AND CHILD SUPPORT MATTERS

 

Sandra Guzman Salvado is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland and has been in practice or 18 years. She focuses her practice in the areas of divorce and custody matters. She has been nominated to the Super Lawyers 2022 and 2023 list that recognizes a small number of attorneys for excellence. She is a court certified mediator, child best interest attorney, trained parent coodinator, and has also been trained in collaborative law. Her goal is to help clients navigage difficult times in their lives with the tools, that she has acquired, that are necessary to do so.

 

Sandra first became familiar with Maryland family law at the Baltimore City office of the Legal Aid Bureau in the Domestic and Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) units as an intern while attending school at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Upon graduation, she practiced family law at the Metropolitan Office of the Legal Aid Bureau located in Riverdale, Maryland (Domestic Division.) This experience was followed by acquiring a position as the managing family law attorney, for a well-established firm for many years.

 

Sandra found the law offices of Sandra Guzman Salvado, LLC in Montgomery County, Maryland. She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland, and her juris doctor degree from the University of Baltimore, School of Law.  She has received a certification as a mediator and is also trained in collaborative law.

 

En Español:

 

La Sra. Sandra Guzmán Salvado es una abogada licenciada para practicar leyes en el estado de Maryland. Ella ha dedicado su práctica a resolver casos domésticos como divorcios, custodia de menores, y manutención de niños.  En muchas ocasiones, los oficiales de las distintas cortes en el estado de Maryland le han pedido que represente algunos niños menores de edad en casos de custodia disputados.

 

La Lic. Guzmán Salvado tuvo su primer contacto con las leyes de familia a través de la Oficina de Ayuda Legal, en la cuidad de Baltimore (en el departamento para niños necesitando asistencia) mientras terminaba sus estudios en la Escuela de Leyes de la Universidad de Baltimore. Después que se graduó de abogada, trabajo para la Oficina Metropolitana de Ayuda Legal en la ciudad de Riverdale Maryland (en el departamento de casos de familia.) Después de esas  experiencias al servicio de la comunidad, ella trabajo para una oficina legal privada manejando todo el departamento de familia por muchos años.

 

La Lic. Guzmán Salvado actualmente trabaja para las oficinas legales de Sandra Guzmán Salvado, LLC, en el Condado de Montgomery,  Maryland. Ella recibió su educación universitaria en la universidad de Maryland y su doctorado en leyes de la Escuela de Leyes de la Universidad de Baltimore. Ella también ha recibido una certificación para realizar trabajaos como mediadora y en ley colaborativa.

 

La Lic. Sandra Guzmán Salvado se siente muy orgullosa de haber sido reconocida en la lista de estrellas ascendentes por la revista “Maryland Super Lawyers y “Baltimore Magazine en el año 2014. Estas revistas anualmente reconocen los abogados o abogadas que han destacado en la profesión legal en el Estado de Maryland.  Según la página de Super Lawyers en el internet,“Mientras que el 5%  de abogados en el Estado de Maryland son reconocidos por Super Lawyers, no mas del 2.5% son reconocidos en la lista de estrellas ascendentes.” 

 

 

 

Professional Memberships:

 

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section – Active Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law Section – Active Member
  • Inns of Court for Montgomery County, Maryland – 2010-2011 member
  • International Association for Collaborative Professionals – (IACP) Active Member
  • Maryland State Bar Hispanic Bar Association – Current Executive Board of Directors Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association-Alternative Dispute Resolution Section-Current Executive   Council Member

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2014
Client's Choice
2017 2014

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Contact Sandra

Law Office of Sandra Guzman Salvado, LLC
11 North Washington Street
Suite 230
Rockville, MD, 20850
Law Office of Sandra Guzman Salvado, LLC
5100 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 250
Frederick, MD, 21704
Law Office of Sandra Guzman Salvado, LLC
6301 Ivy Lane Suite 700
Greenbelt, MD, 20770
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Aurora López | December 27, 2018
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Amazing attorney
I don't have the words to say how much I appreciated what she did yo help me with my case. She has a good heart, hard working, and dedication. Her team also did a lot for me. All my life I will appreciate and remember how she helped me. God put her in my life and I will never forget it. It was a three day divorce trial and stressful. I wish her all the best and if anyone is looking for a lawyer that cares and works hard, hire her and her team.
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Posted by Robert | August 3, 2017
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Represented me in a divorce
I must say that there is definitely differences in the quality or service that you can receive. I received top tier representation from this firm that far exceeded my expectations. I searched for the firm on AVVO and saw the reviews and knew that this was the place fore me. I was able to get and maintain 50/50 custody and was able to come up with ways of splitting all assets. I felt so comfortable during a bad time with everyone on the staff. I just want to say thank you for everything that was done.
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Posted by Ruby Aparicio | May 17, 2023
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Thank You
I want to take this time to say "Thank You"! I appreciate all of the efforts, teamwork, and patience for both of my custody cases. I want to thank the entire team who worked to make this dream come true and for their professionalism. I feel so proud of finally being able to have sole custody of my kids. This was something that I have wanted for a long time, and I am finally able to celebrate. Going forward, I will definitely recommend your office to anyone who needs a family lawyer.
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Posted by Sarai | April 20, 2023
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Excellent Service
From the beginning they facilitated the communication. They responded immediately and they had my back. They gave me pertinent legal advice and delivered all proper paperwork with court. Aggregated value: they speak spanish.
Posted by Michael | February 16, 2023
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Family Law
Sandra is an excellent attorney with the proven ability to present a compelling case even in the most difficult circumstances. She and her entire staff are compassionate and committed to taking a comprehensive view of every aspect of a proceeding while keeping the best interests of the children at the forefront. During the arduous process of a highly contentious litigation, Sandra was responsive, thorough, and able to explain every nuance as she achieved a positive outcome for me and my children. I’m grateful to have been able to work with her and her entire staff, and her good advice and genuine integrity have demonstrated that the high regard in which she is held in the legal profession is truly deserved.
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Posted by Karoline | April 22, 2022
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VERY PROFESSIONAL AND HELPFUL
Miss Sandra and Miss Margarita were such a big blessing in my life. They helped through the whole process always being available for my many questions. I will recommend them because they are professional and they care about your expectations during the process.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
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Great team!
I highly recommend Sandra's services! I found Sandra and her team very helpful, kind and understanding. The staff handled my case professionally and efficiently. I truly enjoyed working with Sandra and her staff, our interactions were insightful, calming and friendly. I think one of Sandra's greatest qualities is her active listening skill. She listen attentively, asks clarifying questions and provides timely and effective advice which shows the depth of her knowledge and experience. I felt a friendly warmth from Sandra and her team as we went through the case. The staff were available whenever I had questions and needed guidance. What a great team!
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Posted by Luis | March 25, 2022
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Excellent service!
Sandra Guzman Salvado represented me in a high conflict divorce and custody case. We had a multiple day custody trial because I wanted to have my kids with me just as much as my wife did. I am a good father and I was being denied the right to spend as much time with them without justification. Sandra prepared me and my case well and now I have shared physical and joint legal custody of my children. I am grateful to Sandra and her team for their work and dedication to my case. I recommend Sandra’s office to anyone looking for a custody or divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Amanda | December 27, 2021
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Custody
I hired Ms.Guzman firm to represent me in a custody case needless to say I am pleased with her services. I started the process right before the pandemic and this made my proceedings longer than expected. I feel although the circumstances were unique, Ms. Guzman went above and beyond to make sure I got the results I wanted. I 100% recommended this firm for any child custody cases!
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Posted by Jose | July 14, 2020
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Divorce
Sandra Guzman Salvado represented me in a divorce case this year. I needed my divorce to be processed quickly because I wanted to move on with my new life as soon as possible for peace of mind. I have to say, that Ms. Guzman Salvado, took my case on and made sure that the process went very smoothly and moved along expeditiously. In less than two months, my divorce was done! She took the time to explain what to expect to me, every step of the way, and I cannot thank her enough for representing and helping me through this difficult process. She is the best!
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Posted by Alex | June 26, 2020
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Rock-star Lawyer - Sandra Guzman Salvado
Sandra Guzman Salvado represented me in a very contentious custody and marital property dispute this year. I could have chosen any attorney in the area but I chose her because I knew that her focus was family law and that she would have my best interest at heart. I was not wrong. During the entire process, she was always available to discuss my case status, concerns and we went over my options whenever I needed. She led me well through the process in a way that resulted in me obtaining an excellent result. If you are looking for a custody or marital property dispute attorney, you will not regret hiring Ms. Guzman Salvado and her office team. Thanks, Alex
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Posted by Miguel quintanilla | August 25, 2019
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She’s an excellent lawyer
She help me with to get custody and child support for my kids which is a blessing in my life, very professional everything is on time and we’ll explain I will recommend this lawyer 1 million times ...
Posted by Carolina | August 25, 2019
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Child Custody Case
I hired attorney Sandra Salvado for my child custody case and I could not be happier with my results. She got me sole legal custody of my child which is extremely hard to obtain. She is very informative and cares about her clients. Her office staff is also very involved in the case and are always keeping you informed every step of the way. They are a great team and I am very grateful for the role everyone played in winning my case. I would definitely recommend them to everyone. Thank you again for all your hard work!!!
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Posted by Heysi | April 17, 2019
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Excellent
I am very grateful to Sandra for representing me in a custody trial. I was awarded sole physical and legal custody of my two children. We won! I am so happy.
Posted by Benjamin | January 10, 2018
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Best Interest Attorney
Ms. Sandra Guzman was appointed as the best interest attorney (BIA) on behalf of my children during my divorce case. It is hard enough to traverse the uncertain grounds of a tumultuous divorce, but inherent in this situation was the added concern that the future of my family rested in the hands of another person. Ms. Guzman, was an absolute professional. She made it clear from the beginning that my children were her clients. But she listened, considered all party's points of view, then acted in the best interest of her clients. It's not that she took sides with either parent. There were a lot of facts to consider throughout our case. She took the time to meet with all parties, spent time with my children, observed exchanges and interactions within the home. She spoke with teachers and other professionals who have known our family. I know from talking with my children that they felt like she listened, answered questions and did her best to address any concerns that they had. In the end, I know she took the time to understand who we were and what type of living arrangements which would allow the best opportunity for our kids to thrive. While the outcome of my case was favorable towards me, the reader of this review should not assume that hiring any particular BIA will cause the outcome of your case to be in any one person's favor. The best a parent could ask for is an impartial, open-minded and caring attorney to consider and explore all the facts and details. But the experience, patience, attention to detail and tenacity which Ms. Guzman afforded her clients, my children, in my case made all the difference in its outcome and was solely for the benefit of her clients. Her professionalism and integrity reflect highly upon her as well as that of her practice, and I am grateful for her involvement in my case.
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Posted by Hernan | October 31, 2017
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Divorce Case
Thank you for representing me while during my divorce. I also would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the care, trial and tribulations that I went through. You have shown to me fro working tirelessly to ensure that the law worked in my favor. If it weren't for your analytical skills and knowledge, the matter wouldn't have been settled by now. Thanks once again for your legal advice, time, and efforts. Hernan
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Posted by Cynthia | October 18, 2017
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She helped me with my Divorce
Sandra Guzman Salvado and staff were very caring and efficient about my divorce case, She gave me hope and helped me go through a very difficult time in my life... An also She was able to helped me in my first language "Spanish".
Posted by April | August 23, 2017
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Getting what is mine.
Sandra has been a life saver. She always in contact with me and Ive never had an issue getting ahold of her or anyone at the firm. She is helping protect my rights with my children and helping to regain my right and what is due to me. Id use her again if I ever need a lawyer for sure. My case has been a difficult one with multiple states and different courts she has handle it all very well.
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Posted by Nolan Parrish | July 27, 2017
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Greatest lawyer and firm
Sandra was a great help with my child custody case. It was an extremely long and difficult case but Sandra and her firm was with me every single step of the way. I highly recommend the firm for family, civil, immigration as well as criminal cases.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Great Lawyer
I contacted Sandra Guzman Salvado because i needed help with child support case. Mrs. Salvado was very informative and knowledgeable. She always responded to my emails on time and always kept me informed of what was going on with my case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Owner
  • Law Office of Sandra Guzman Salvado, LLC
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Green v. Green
  • Sole physical and sole legal custody awarded to the client with a substantial amount of child support.

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Prince George's County Community Legal Services
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Maryland Hispanic Bar Association
  • Judicial Nominations Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Maryland State Hispanic Bar Association
  • Execuitve Board Member
  • 2011 - 2018
  • American Inns of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Webinars for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Latino Community Outreach
  • Family Law Clinic
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (19)
Endorse Sandra
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sandra Guzman for at least ten years. She is a superior attorney who aggressively fights for her clients' rights, knows the law inside and out, and cares deeply about the wellbeing of her clients and their families. I have referred many people to Sandra precisely because I am confident that I am sending them to a lawyer committed to the cause of her clients. Sandra is ethical, honest, and a wonderful person. You will be very well represented by Sandra Guzman."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Sandra for a number of years. She and I have been involved in various legal organizations including the Montgomery County Inns Of Court together. I know she has extensive family law knowledge and experience. That is the reason I don't hesitate to call her when I need to bounce ideas, about a case, off someone. She knows what she is doing in cases involving divorce, custody, or child support. I find her perspective very helpful. She is well respected in the legal community. Whenever I have seen her in court she appears professional, focused, and well prepared. It's apparent that she truly cares about her clients and is there to give 100% to them."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Sandy for over a year now and she is one of the most compassionate and caring attorneys I know. She truly cares about her clients and invests herself fully in her cases. She makes it her priority to ensure her clients are satisfied because the client's experience and excellent service are a priority to her, as it is not just about running a law practice. I have seen her counsel her clients and she always makes sure she takes the time to fully explain their rights and make sure they understand their options. I have seen a lot of family law practitioners burn out as this area of law can be very draining to the soul in dealing with all the intricacies and problems between couples and their children, yet Sandra does not exhibit an ounce of that. I see her everyday, always positive, and excited to help her clients, now that is a rarity and truly demonstrates she was meant to practice family law! I highly recommend her as a family law attorney!"
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Sandra Guzman for all aspects of family law representation. Ms. Guzman and I have worked closely together for years. She is at the top of her field. She knows the ins and outs of family law better than anyone else I have practiced with. She's professional, prepared and holds not only herself, but her entire staff to the highest standards. Whether it's a high conflict case that needs to be litigated or a collaborative matter than can be solved through mediation, Sandy will guide her clients in the right direction, while keeping them thoroughly informed ever step of the way. Client's know they can trust her judgment and advice and that they will be in good hands throughout their case. She is well respected by both the bench and all lawyers throughout the community. You cannot go wrong with Sandy by your side."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly experienced and incredibly knowledgeable attorney. Works relentlessly to help her clients reach their legal goals and goes above and beyond to ensure that clients are comfortable with all decisions every step of the way."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Guzman-Salvado was appointed as counsel for minor children in a hotly contested custody case I was invloved in where I represented the father. Ms. Guzman-Salvado represented the minor children zelously and appropriately in the litigation. She cared about her clients and helped settle the case in a manner that was clearly in the minor children's best interests. Ms. Guzman-Salvado is knowledgeable about custody law and how these cases are handled in the Montgomery County, MD, Circuit Court."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sandra cares about her clients and is a very knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. I highly recommend her to any prospective client."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra is an excellent attorney. She is incredibly knowledgeable and leads with compassion. She is very well respected by fellow lawyers practicing in family law."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra is very knowledgeable in family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was looking for an attorney in Maryland to handle one of my client's cases. She is very knowledgeable and can handle your divorce. She is worth hiring."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Sandra and have seen first-hand her extensive knowledge of family law and the compassionate way she responds to potential clients’ concerns. I strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a zealous attorney!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra and I shared an office suite for a few years and I was able to observe first hand what an excellent counselor and lawyer she is, both in and out of court. I strongly endorse Ms. Salvado, and highly recommend her to anyone looking for top-flight legal talent and a lawyer who will achieve the best possible results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Sandra on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association, where Sandra is an active and critical participant. She is passionate about family law and her contributions to the Section underscore her commitment to excellent in her practice and to resolving disputes respectfully out of court."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sandra Guzman. She is professional, knowledgeable and experience in the family law field. What makes her unique is her ability to empathize with her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra is a sharp and passionate attorney and is very involved in the legal community. I do not hesitate to refer potential clients to her and highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sandra is very professional, patient and very skilled in Custody and Divorce cases. She takes the time to explain the process to her clients in a manner that places them at ease. I most certainly endorse this lawyer."
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