Family Law

There are few legal issues with the potential to be more contentious and upsetting than divorce. The Family Law attorneys of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake understand this and are committed to helping their clients through this difficult time with as little conflict and stress as possible. For more than 40 years, people facing thorny family law matters have placed their trust in the experienced and compassionate attorneys of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake.

With one of the D.C. area’s largest and most-respected family law practices, JGL takes pride in providing clients with skillful and aggressive representation that protects what matters most to them and their loved ones. JGL represents clients in a wide variety of domestic relations matters, including divorces, complex financial disputes, separation and prenuptial agreements, child custody and support disputes, and domestic violence.

JGL’s attorneys bring a sophisticated understanding of financial, tax, real estate, and business issues to their analysis of their clients’ needs. That makes them the attorneys of choice for divorces involving significant business-valuation components or division of substantial assets.

In matters large and small, JGL’s top priority is always reaching the best results for the people they represent. For many clients, the best result is one that protects their rights and assets without lengthy courtroom battles. To that end, JGL’s attorneys have extensive experience in resolving cases outside of court via mediation, collaborative divorce, and other means of alternate dispute resolution—alternatives to litigation that enable many clients to avoid the expense and stress of going to court.

There are times when a matter cannot be resolved out of court and, when that happens, JGL’s clients can go forward with the confidence that they have proven trial attorneys on their side. JGL has a track record of successfully fighting for their clients’ rights in court through strategic trial preparation and investigative work, flawless courtroom presentations, and an unmatched understanding of the law.

JGL’s attorneys have represented clients in landmark matters that have established important legal principles, including the first case to hold that Maryland courts can award a survivor benefit annuity to a spouse when dividing a pension, an appellate decision establishing the right to reservation of alimony, and a case holding that adult dependent children have the right to the application of the Maryland Child Support Guidelines.

JGL’s preeminent Family Law practice, led by principals David Bulitt, Stephen Friedman, and Jeffrey Greenblatt, has been widely recognized as one of Maryland’s best. Many of JGL’s attorneys, including Bulitt, Greenblatt, and Friedman, have been recognized by several publications as being among the metropolitan area’s and country’s top divorce lawyers, including Washingtonian magazine, Bethesda magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and the Super Lawyers rankings for Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake attorneys assist clients with domestic relations matters including: