The Goal of the Divorce Is Resolution With Minimum Contentiousness

Glassman & Michael, PLLC, offers strategic legal advice and guidance to divorce clients — whether they are civilians with extensive business interests, armed service members or government employees — to resolve their situations with the least amount of adversity.

We represent individuals in divorce mediation, arbitration and uncontested actions. Our lawyers often encourage these methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) over litigation because taking a less adversarial route not only saves our clients the time and money associated with litigation, but also spares them emotional energy that comes with a contested trial.

Having previously worked as a mediator and arbitrator, attorney Stephen C. Glassman brings a unique and valuable perspective to our ADR clients. In addition, Mr. Glassman has represented numerous individuals in arbitrations governed by the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Assertive Representation Obtaining Amicable Divorce Resolutions

While ADR methods of resolving family disputes can be less adversarial than litigation, our firm does not scale down the level of commitment we have to each client. We will protect your best interests in all forms of resolution, and we are always prepared for trial if other methods do not succeed.

Contact our firm to learn more about your options in:

  • Divorce mediation: Our attorneys provide skilled representation that ensures the protection of your rights as you and your spouse speak with a neutral third party to seek an amicable resolution to your differences.
  • Divorce arbitration: A third-party arbitrator will hear both sides of the case and make a ruling much like a judge would. There are extensive benefits to arbitration that are not available in a courtroom proceeding.
  • Uncontested divorce: If a couple can resolve their divorce issues through negotiation and property settlement agreements, without going through a contested trial, their divorce is considered uncontested. With our practical advice and guidance, our clients typically obtain swift resolutions without the contentiousness of litigation.
  • ADR for unmarried parents and post-divorce modification and enforcement issues: Whether you are a parent looking to seek an increase in child support from your former spouse or partner, or you are seeking a more meaningful role as a parent in your child's life, our firm can help you find favorable solutions outside of court.

Our Attorneys Are Ready to Assist You

At Glassman & Michael, PLLC, our attorneys are ready and capable to address your family law issues promptly and effectively. Contact us online, or call us at 703-291-0492 or 301-825-9629 to discuss your alternative dispute resolution options today. Appointments are available at any of our four office locations: Vienna, Virginia; Laytonsville, Maryland; the Eastern Shore; and Washington, D.C. Free initial telephone conferences and in-person consultations are available upon request.