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Separation and Divorce: What Do I Need to Know?

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Please join us as local attorneys walk through the "ins" and "outs" of going through a separation and divorce in Maryland. You will learn about: Methods of Dispute Resolution, When and Where to File, Types of Divorce and Grounds, Financial Statements, Alimony, Property and Equitable Distribution, Role of the Attorney, and Domestic Violence/Orders of Protection.

February 28, 2017: White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD, 20904

The faciliator will be Mr. Nelson A. Garcia, Esq. of Thyden Gross & Callahan

Nelson A. Garcia, Partner, a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars, practices in all areas of Family Law, including divorce, custody, and domestic violence. He is experienced in helping business owners navigate the world of family law. He is a trained mediator and highly skilled litigator. He also has substantial experience in appellate brief writing and argument before the District of Columbia and Maryland Courts of Appeal. Formerly with Robert A. Ades & Associates where he practiced in all areas of Family Law, Mr. Garcia has extensive litigation experience. He graduated from Florida State University in 1979, where he earned a B.A., English and Business Co-Major, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1983 from Boston College Law School. He is a former Commissioner for the Montgomery County Maryland Commission for Women. Mr. Garcia lectures frequently on divorce and separation, domestic violence and other Family Law Matters and is a frequent talk-show participant on radio and television in these areas. He speaks fluent Spanish.

April 10, 2017: Meeting Room, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910

The facilitator will be LaSheena M. Williams, Esq., Law Offices of LaSheena M. Williams

LaSheena M. Williams is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Towson University with a dual degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice she moved to the DMV metro area to attend Howard University School of Law. After graduating, she completed a post-graduate internship with The Office of the State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County’s Citizen’s Complaint Bureau. There, she exercised prosecutorial discretion regarding over 300 citizen-filed complaints, including complaints regarding elder abuse and domestic violence. After completing her internship, she began working as a family attorney for a small law firm in Baltimore County. As a family lawyer she gained extensive experience in dealing with complex and contested divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and domestic violence related matters.She started the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC in order to focus on meeting the unique needs of her clients.

June 12, 2017: Settlement Room, Rockville Library, Suite 330, 21 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850

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June 26, 2017: Settlement Room, Rockville Library, Suite 330, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

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