Married for 20 years, 4 children, husband retired from military, we have been separated for almost 1 year, and he purposely stop paying for the mortgage without letting me know, resulting in the house being foreclosed, the kids and I had to move quickly out and we lost a lot of our belongings along with the house. He is giving me $2000 a month (barely) always threatening me about taking that money away. He’s also absent from the kids lives. I need someone to represent me to initiate the divorce.
I strongly recommend finding a lawyer who practices in Hagerstown. That is a very small community, and an attorney familiar with the court officials and procedures is indispensable.
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Many lawyers who do not have their offices in Hagerstown practice in Washington County (myself included). Keep in mind that if you retain a lawyer who is distant from Hagerstown, it is not particularly convenient for you and requires more time because of travel (some lawyers discount travel time or don't charge at all). I recommend that you research family law/divorce lawyers in Washington and Frederick Counties and call a couple of them. You will want to ask whether each one has experience with divorces involving military pensions and benefits, as those benefits are very important for you and require your strict adherence to military regulations in order for you to get those benefits in a divorce. Good luck to you.
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