Silver Spring Divorce Lawyer
Personalized Attention & Strong Representation in Montgomery County
Divorce is a time marked by negative and often overwhelming emotions, including anxiety, anger, revenge, spite, a sense of betrayal and loss, frustration, and more. Few people contemplate the end of their marriage when first embarking on it, and the dissolution and all of its decisions and ramifications can be difficult at best. At such a time, you need the benefit of legal counsel that you can trust and confide in to help you navigate the process.
At the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC, we understand and take into consideration the particular and unique set of facts and circumstances involved in every divorce we handle. Our Silver Spring divorce attorney takes a sensitive approach to your feelings, needs, and objectives, providing you with professional honesty, care, and realistic expectations along with a divorce strategy that will work for you. Our personalized attention includes regular communication with you while we protect your interests as well as the best interests of your children.
Contemplating divorce? Call us at (301) 760-2066 to discuss your unique needs and goals today.
Divorce in Maryland
In Maryland, divorce is called “absolute divorce.” What is referred to as a legal separation in other states is called a “limited divorce” in Maryland.
In order to obtain an absolute divorce in Maryland, you and your spouse must live separate and apart for a minimum of 12 months prior to filing. Otherwise, you will have to provide the court with “grounds” for the divorce, which requires you to prove that your spouse engaged in misconduct that broke up the marriage.
These grounds include:
- Insanity along with commitment to a mental institution.
- Cruelty or vicious behavior.
- A criminal conviction.
It is important to remember that if you fail to provide adequate proof to the court, the court will likely rule in favor of your spouse, which could be financially costly.
After filing for divorce, you will have to resolve any issues related to the divorce, including child support, custody, and visitation rights, spousal support, and the division of marital property and debts. In Maryland, the division and distribution of marital property is based on “equitable” distribution, which may or may not equate to an even split. Courts will look at various factors to determine what is fair in terms of dividing assets, property, and debts between you and your spouse.
Perhaps the best way to resolve your divorce is through negotiation process, and/or mediation process to avoid a protracted, expensive, and contentious court battle. Once you and your spouse come to an agreement concerning all of the divorce issues, it can be drafted by your divorce attorney and submitted to the court for approval. At the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC, we offer a personalized approach to helping you resolve your divorce in the most efficient and amicable way possible.
Phone our office at (301) 760-2066 or contact us online to discuss your issues with our Silver Spring divorce lawyer.
We Help Everyone
We are committed to providing outstanding legal services to all people, regardless of race, creed, gender, socio-economic status, political views, and sexual orientation.
We recognize and respect that every client and situation is different. At the Law office of Eshigo P. Okasili, we create customized solutions that best fit the needs of our clients.
First Hand Experience
As an immigrant herself, Eshigo P. Okasili has experienced the immigration process first hand. She is dedicated to helping her clients find hope and rebuild their lives.
Our main goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients while recognizing and respecting their individuality and uniqueness.