Over 50 years of Combined Legal Experience
Established more than 20 years ago, the Rockville and Frederick divorce attorneys of Fait & DiLima, LLP are committed to serving individuals and families facing divorce. Our firm has a unique combination of experience and accomplishments, and resolves even the most complex divorce issues. Whether you choose traditional litigation or a collaborative approach to your divorce, we are here to serve as your advocates.
Providing Exceptional Representation in All Aspects of Family Law
Our firm is ready to help you face the challenges of divorce. Whether you are seeking more visitation time, require alimony, or are involved in a high-asset divorce, our team at Fait & DiLima will work with you to successfully resolve all disputes. Equally known for our innovative approaches, we are committed to staying ahead of the trends in family law. Our knowledge of Maryland’s evolving same-sex marriage laws also allows us to provide legal counsel for individuals seeking same-sex divorce.
Utilizing Alternative Methods with Your Best Interests in Mind
When it’s for the benefit of the client, the team at Fait & DiLima encourages amicable alternatives to dispute resolution. In some cases, a collaborative law approach can be taken to resolve your case outside the court. Mediation can be another option and allows couples to settle their disputes together and without the need for separate legal counsel. By avoiding traditional divorce litigation, spouses can move forward quickly and cost-effectively.
Compassionate Approach Toward Sensitive Matters
When navigating the emotional aspects of divorce, it’s important to work with an experienced attorney who understands your needs. Divorce involves many personal and sensitive issues, and our attorneys approach the matter in a sympathetic and respectful way. We help you make sense of the legal landscape and strive to secure the most favorable outcome. Fait & DiLima make it a priority to address any questions or concerns and keep clients informed throughout their divorce process.
Accomplished Attorneys Ready to Fight for You
Founding partner Dorothy R. Fait and partner Marjorie G. DiLima have received numerous accolades from prominent peer review services, and both have been included on the list of Super Lawyers®. Fait is the past chairwoman of the Family & Juvenile Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. DiLima is the past president of the Montgomery County American Inns of Court, and is a certified family law mediator skilled in dealing with financial matters.
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Marjorie G. DiLima has recorded the following Video FAQs:
- Does someone have to coninue paying spousal support if their ex moves in with a new partner?
- On what basis can a divorce be granted? Does fault make a difference in determining the outcome?
- Can I reduce my child support payments when my child is staying with me?
- My ex-wife has recently married a very wealthy man. Can I now stop making child support payments?
- Under what conditions might a judge order “indefinite” alimony. How common is this?
- Who pays the taxes on alimony?
- What types of decisions must parents share in a joint custody situation?
- Can I value my small business, or do I need to hire a business valuator for this?
- How does a judge determine if someone qualifies to receive alimony
- I have filed for bankruptcy. Will I have to continue paying child and spousal support?
- How does a joint custody agreement work? Is there a difference between legal and physical custody?
- How is custody and child support decided when dealing with children of unwed parents in Maryland?
- Is it true that going to court is the only way to ensure you’ll get your fair share?
- How can an alimony recipent prevent the payments from ending with the payor’s death or disability?
- I inherited $300,000 and used a portion of it to buy a car. is this car my seperate property?
Dorothy R. Fait has recorded the following Video FAQs:
- Do spousal support payments always end if the recipient remarries?
- Is the summer home I inherited from my parents my separate property now that we’re getting divorced?
- Should my spouse’s accountant value the business for us to save money on a valuation?
- Are fathers and mothers equally likely to receive custody of their children in Maryland these days?
- What are the pros and cons of modifiable vs. non-modifiable alimony?
- What paperwork and documents should I bring when I meet my lawyer for the first time?
- What do I need to do to get my fair share?
- When will my child support end?
- My husband put his annual bonuses in an account in his name only. Is this money marital or separate?
- How can a Maryland parent increase his/her chances of being awarded primary custody of the children?
- How should I dress for my day in court?
- How does a judge determine the amount of alimony someone will receive?
- How can someone protect their credit rating as they go through divorce?
- Are the Maryland Child Support Guidelines meant to cover all expenses related to children?
- If there is a lot of conflict between the parents, is joint custody still a posibility?