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Maginnis Law Office
Helping You And Your Family

Helping You And Your Family Through A Difficult Time

At the Maginnis Law Office, I bring more than 35 years of experience in divorce and family law matters to a diverse range of clients throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia. I am committed to helping you resolve family law matters with dignity and in ways that are consistent with your principles.

While litigation can be a necessary option, I explore avenues for more cost-effective and less combative resolutions. A divorce can be a trying time for a family — especially those with young children — and more amicable legal proceedings often benefit the entire family.

I can assist you in a considerable range of divorce-related legal areas, including:

Collaborative Divorce

I offer collaborative divorce counsel in divorce, custody, visitation, support and property matters, helping you resolve differences without the intervention of the court. I will work with you, your spouse, opposing counsel and any outside experts to formulate agreements that are in the best interests of everyone involved. When successful, the collaborative process saves time and money. See my collaborative divorce page for more information.

Spousal And Child Support

Child and spousal support negotiations require skill and tact. I can help you arrive at a figure that suits your individual situation. Should the court become involved in your support arrangement, I can assist you in protecting your best interests during trial.

Child Custody Matters

I will help you establish and put into place custody arrangements that are in the best interests of your minor children, while protecting your rights as a parent. In all custody disputes, my primary goal is to minimize the emotional harm suffered by minor children.

I will not participate in any effort to use custody as a means to punish your ex-spouse. To learn more, go to my child custody page. If your circumstances have changed since your divorce, I can also help you modify an existing custody order.

Marital Property Disputes

As a lawyer, I will help you equitably divide the debts and assets of your marriage, including real and personal property, retirement funds, investments and business assets. For additional information, visit my page on marital property disputes.

Alternative Family Situations

I provide advocacy and counsel for men and women in nontraditional relationships, including domestic partnerships and same-sex unions. I advise and represent clients in all family law matters, including custody, visitation, support and property distribution. For more information, see my page on alternative families.

I have provided divorce and family law counsel to many individuals who have G-4 status in the United States, employees of the World Bank and other international organizations. I also handle adoption proceedings.

Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement can help you protect your financial interests in the event your marriage ends in divorce. I can help you design a prenuptial document that will be resolute against potential legal challenges.

I also help individuals establish postnuptial agreements and post-decree modifications including those involving property division and alimony adjustments.

Post-Divorce Estate Planning

A divorce represents a significant change for your family. I can assist you in updating your estate plan to better reflect your wishes going forward. A failure to keep your long-term plans aligned with your goals can have unintended consequences later on — I can help you make a pivotal course correction.

Contact My Office Today

I intentionally keep my practice small, so I can devote my full attention to your case. To set up an appointment for a free initial consultation, email me or call me at 202-599-9001. I serve clients in Washington, D.C., metro area, including Maryland and northern Virginia.

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