Law Office of Sandra Guzman Salvado
11 North Washington St., Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Founded by attorney Sandra Guzman Salvado, a Super Lawyer for 2022, the family law firm is located in downtown Rockville. This is a diverse, bilingual (abogada habla español), and affordable firm offering sensitivity, focused attention, and honest counsel in what can be the most difficult and stressful time in your life.
Q: Should I ever respond to demeaning texts and emails from the opposing party?
A: This is a common issue, and clients often ask how and when to respond to negative and demeaning texts and emails before, during and after their case is over. My advice is that less is more. There is no need to try to convince the other party of anything when they are set in their ways. They generally don’t budge.
I tell my clients that there are many negative and bitter people out there and the less that is said to those people, the better you will feel. Look at the court order and your attorney for guidance. Don’t let others steal your joy.
Q: Should I give my marriage another chance?
A: I regularly see clients who are not sure if they want to give their spouse a second chance or move forward with divorce. I always tell them to hope for the best but plan for the worst.
There are various options that allow a party to take a wait-and-see approach. For example, if the case is just starting, it will be a while before a final divorce hearing is set. Therefore, hearing dates can be set and removed later by agreement of both parties once it’s realized that reconciliation was successful. A Marital Separation Agreement can also be drafted and signed and voided later if reconciliation does not work. In either case, the process can keep moving.