The McKeon Law Firm offers a personal approach and customized solutions for family law matters. Shelly McKeon has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine and included in Maryland Super Lawyers, and the firm holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating. Many clients are referrals, which the firm considers one of its greatest achievements.
Q: I just want to get this divorce over with. Can’t I just sign something and that’s it?
A: Wait and consider these questions first: Are you being pressured into a settlement that you don’t understand? Have you adequately weighed all your options? Did both parties fully disclose finances? Did you consider tax implications? Do you understand the rules around all your retirement assets?
We can help you answer these questions and prevent future headaches. We want to help our clients rebuild their lives on their own terms.
A lot of people are tempted to sign an agreement just to end the process. But don’t accept an unfair settlement only to face future financial challenges. Reaching a full, final and equitable settlement is our goal, but going to court does not intimidate us either.
Q: Why do I need to work with a family law attorney?
A: Our firm works on everything from prenuptial agreements to simple uncontested divorces to complex divorce cases involving businesses, partnerships, pensions, financial tracing and multiple properties. We bring extensive experience with settlement negotiations and litigation involving custody and visitation; enforcement, contempt and modification of prior orders; domestic violence; child, spousal and retroactive support.
We offer perspective and experience and will educate you about your options. We will help you make informed decisions in negotiation, settlement or litigation. Many issues can be settled through mediation, which can be more cost-effective than going to court. Working with a family law attorney is a good investment in your future.