Family Law Attorney in Washington, D.C. & Rockville, MD


DIVORCE


Divorce cases in Maryland and the District of Columbia can vary in complexity. Divorces can sometimes be uncontested where nothing is at issue or be contested where all aspects of distribution of marital property, custody, child support, alimony, even proof of income and other things are at issue. At Oropeza Law Firm, PLLC you will be speaking with an attorney who has represented individuals in the District of Columbia and Maryland who have Petitioned for the Divorce and who also were Respondents to a Divorce. Mr. Oropeza has assisted people who have filed for uncontested divorces as well as representing his clients’ interests in week long divorce cases where seemingly everything was a contested issue.


CUSTODY DISPUTES


Although custody issues are commonly heard during Divorce proceedings. Both parents have rights regardless of whether or not they are married. As a parent seeking custody of your child, you should seek out an attorney that understands your rights as a parent and who understands how your personal situation will be perceived under the law. Generally visitation schedules are determined during the Custody disputes along with the other Custody issues.


CHILD SUPPORT


Although Child Support is often litigated during Divorce proceedings. Child Support is also important when a child or children’s parents are not married. You should obtain an attorney that understands the guidelines for determining support. You should also obtain an attorney that understands how your child’s needs will be perceived. Your child’s needs will potentially be an issue when there are multiple children who do not all have the same two parents. For more information regarding these issues Contact the Oropeza Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation.


PEACE ORDER / PROTECTION ORDER


Peace Orders and Protect Orders are both types of civil orders that can be issued by a judge. The purpose of these orders is to order one person to refrain from committing certain acts against another. The relationship between the parties determines which type of petitions to file.

A Peace Order is an Order you file against someone you were not intimately involved with. A Protective Order is an Order you file against someone you currently are or were intimately involved with. If you are seeking protections against your former spouse or partner, or have been served with a Protective Order or a Peace Order, you need an attorney immediately. At Oropeza Law Firm, PLLC you will speak to an Attorney who has argued both sides of these Orders and who will be able to advocate your position effectively.