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Maryland & DC Divorce, Custody and Family Law

This informational site will help you understand the process and detailed issues related to divorce, alimony, child support, equitable distribution of marital property, and child custody in Maryland and District of Columbia. However, nothing will substitute for an in person consultation with a highly qualified attorney.  Geoffrey Platnick is such an attorney.  People turn to Geoffrey when they need a highly experienced Maryland and District of Columbia family lawyer who tailors unique legal strategies to achieve client specific goals.

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How do I obtain a Civil Protection Order in DC?

Step 1: Go to one of the Domestic Violence Intake Centers. After the abuse occurs, go to one of the Domestic Violence Intake Centers (DVICs) as soon as possible after an incident occurs. (Note: You can file for a civil protection order in D.C. if you live, work, or go...

HELP! I Believe My Spouse Is Wasting Our Assets To Keep Me From Receiving My Fair Share During Our Divorce.

The wasting of marital assets by excessive spending, gambling or unnecessary borrowing is called dissipation. Courts look with disfavor on a party dissipating marital assets; many judges consider it serious misconduct. Frankly, dissipation is a common form of economic...

When Is the Time to Request a Forensic Custody Evaluation During a Child Custody Dispute and What Psychological Testing May be Utilized?

A forensic custody evaluation is an in-depth analysis from a trained mental health professional that provides detailed psychological information about each member of the family as it relates to their respective roles in the family relationship (including children)....
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