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Fait & DiLima
Marjorie DiLima, Dorothy Fait, Sylvia Borenstein & Laura Duncan
One Church Street, Suite 800
233 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Can you negotiate a divorce settlement without going to court?
Marjorie DiLima: “Absolutely, we always make every effort to negotiate a settlement. As your attorney, I will work with you to address any and all issues in your case. Not all cases can be settled and, in the areas where agreement cannot be reached, I aggressively fight on behalf of every one of our clients.”
Laura Duncan: “Whether a settlement is reached or the case requires litigation, your Will may need revision once you are divorced. You may want to remove your ex-spouse as the primary beneficiary, make changes to your power of attorney, or your advance directive. Any changes should be made promptly after your divorce.”
What is a divorce by mutual consent?
Dorothy Fait: “If all issues are settled between two parties by way of a signed Marital Settlement Agreement, either party can obtain a divorce based upon the ground of ‘mutual consent’ without the normal statutory waiting period.”
Sylvia Borenstein: “Divorce by mutual consent is the only ground for divorce in Maryland that allow parties to file immediately without either party being at fault. There is no true no-fault ground for divorce in Maryland.”
Fait & DiLima is one of the area’s most accomplished family law firms, dedicated to vigorously advocating on behalf of their clients, with decades of client centered results in even the most complicated of family law disputes. They are forceful litigants, strategic counselors and client-focused. The firm is consistently sought out by colleagues and clients for their record of excelling in negotiation and prevailing in Maryland courtrooms.
Best Law Firm, Best Lawyers, 2020; Avvo 10.0 Rating; Super Lawyers; Marjorie DiLima & Dorothy Fait: Top Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2019; Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2020