Washington, District of Columbia Family Attorneys
Law Firm OverviewWith Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C., you will always feel taken care of during the process of divorce or any other family law issues. Our attorneys are specialized in these areas and will take extra care when we are dealing with child custody agreements, financial matters, modifying divorce agreements and many other situations going on in your life. We understand how difficult these times can be and that you have tough decisions ahead. Consequently, our attorneys will be sensitive to every issue.
Our legal team understands that everything can't be categorized together, therefore, if at any time we feel we are not the best fit for your individual case, we have no problem locating an office that will be. We do believe that through our creative solutions with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), we will be able to assist all of your needs and keep financial and emotional costs down.
Unfortunately, as with any conflict, there may not be an easy resolution or agreement. In this case, our attorneys are great litigators with much experience behind them. We are all committed to our clients and act as advocates, not just lawyers. We will stand firmly with you from beginning to end, and even handle your appeals if applicable.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Marriages And Unions; Annulment; Spousal Support; Property Divisions; Post-Divorce Enforcement And Modification; Pre-Marital, Post-Marital And Cohabitation Agreements; Negotiation Of Settlement Agreements; Professional Responsibility; Medical/Mental Health Professional Ethics; Health Care Directives; Powers Of Attorney; Mental Health Issues; Guardianships; LGBT Issues.
Areas of Law Description
- Separation and Divorce
Frequently, separation and later, divorce, is thought of as a straight-forward process involving the applicable “divorce laws.” In fact, separation involves complex issues of finance and support, child-rearing, present debts and future obligations, property divisions and many other issues.
- Assisted Reproduction
Our attorneys are prepared to assist with the intricacies of legal planning for assisted reproduction, and have the experience to counsel and represent persons who have legal issues concerning the children born through scientifically assisted means.
Mediation is a specialized form of negotiation where the parties use a qualified mediator to guide them to a resolution through a process which can lead to an agreement. Prior to and during mediation, an experienced attorney can help the client in assessing whether to mediate, and even in selecting a mediator.
- Collaborative Practice
Collaborative Practice involves a team of lawyers, mental health professionals and financial experts who work together to help separating or divorcing parties in resolving their disputes so that they obtain their goals and aspirations regarding how they want to co-parent their children, support themselves and their children and conclude their financial arrangements.
Arbitration involves employing a private judge, usually a lawyer, whom the parties authorize to make decisions about matters which the parties cannot resolve. The arbitrator can decide a single issue or to decide entire cases with many issues, both on procedure and the ultimate issues being litigated.
- Wills and Trusts
Many aspects of family law, including separation and divorce, involve individual and family estate planning, estates in probate, and lifetime arrangements to plan for health and financial matters. In the case of complex tax and estate planning, our attorneys work with experts in the field to ensure that the client receives the best service possible.
- Health Care Directives
It is impossible to know when someone will be unable to make important healthcare decisions for herself or himself. Unfortunately, most individuals do not take the steps authorized by law to ensure that their wishes are carried out in the event they are unable to express those wishes themselves.
- Powers of Attorney
Many clients understand the importance of having a trusted person or entity to handle their affairs under circumstances in which they may be out of communication or unable to handle specified matters. The lawyers at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C. have experience in drafting general and limited powers of attorney appropriate for a variety of situations.
- Medical/Mental Health Professional Ethics
Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C. has had years of experience advising medical and mental health professionals on practice questions, including, professionals' and the patients' rights and obligations relating to the release of medical information, dealing with legal proceedings, including subpoenas, handling of client threats, and professional liability issues.
Mr. Armin U. Kuder
- District of Columbia Bar
- American Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
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