Family Law Attorney Bethesda, Maryland

Legal representation for marital and domestic disputes

When the most intimate aspects of your life become matters of legal controversy, you want an attorney who is skilled in human relations and legal argument. At The Law Office of Stacy B. Talbott, Ms. Talbott is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in family law. Ms. Talbott provides litigation, negotiation, mediation and collaborative law services on all matters related to matrimonial law, including:

  • Divorce — Couples can choose to dissolve their marriage in a variety of ways, including uncontested divorce, contested divorce, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce.
  • Separation — Couples who sign a separation agreement can secure legal protections when divorce is not an option.
  • Child custody — Ms. Talbott works to uphold your parental rights while working toward a parenting plan that serves your child’s best interests.
  • Child support — Maryland law holds that a child has the right to support from both parents.
  • Alimony — Courts consider a number of factors to determine whether it is appropriate for one spouse to provide financial support to another.
  • Property distribution — Maryland is an equitable distribution state, where courts divide the marital estate in a manner deemed fair, but not necessarily into equal parts.
  • Prenuptial agreements — Engaged couples who wish to safeguard their property rights prior to marriage can execute a marital agreement that will be enforceable in the event of divorce.

Ms. Talbott’s approach is both aggressive and compassionate, asserting your rights strongly while ensuring that you receive the respect and support you deserve.

Bethesda family attorney personalizes service with a variety of methods

Ms. Talbott has practiced family law for more than 30 years. As methods for managing domestic conflicts have evolved, Ms. Talbott has kept pace, earning certifications as a collaborative divorce lawyer and court-approved family law mediator. She is committed to providing highly personal service, tailoring her approach to fit your circumstances. Ms. Talbott offers a variety of conflict resolution methods, so you can choose a process that is compatible with your own manner of addressing life’s challenges. She works closely and compassionately with you to separate the emotion of your conflict from the issues in question. She helps you identify your goals and work constructively toward achieving them.

Preeminent attorney in Montgomery County, Maryland

Ms. Talbott is AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® — a recognition of her professionalism and ethics by colleagues familiar with her work.  She is listed among the Maryland Top 50 Women Attorneys, is included on the Maryland and D.C. Super Lawyer lists, and is featured in the Directory of Preeminent Attorneys. Ms. Talbott serves the Circuit Court as a mediator in divorce cases and she is an active member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association.

Contact a highly regarded Bethesda family law attorney

To schedule a confidential appointment with The Law Office of Stacy B. Talbott, call 301-637-8527 or contact Ms. Talbott’s Bethesda office online.

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    - Violet.
  • Stacy: Thank you for all you did to defend me. My child is protected now thanks to your hard work.

    - Candice B.
  • Stacy: I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done. It has been such a stressful and emotional time for me but you made it simple and as pain free as possible. I can’t even express to you how much it means to me. All of the time and money, there are not works that can tell you how thankful I am. You are such a kind, compassionate, generous person. I do believe in good karma and that no good deed goes unnoticed! Thanks

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  • My ex-husband (bipolar I + severe alcoholic) left Maryland for 2 years and abruptly returned, demanding to resume visitation with my son. To protect my son, I sought a child custody attorney and was referred to Stacy Talbott. She did a fantastic job of opposing my ex-husband’s outlandish case, while also controlling costs. My ex-husband’s attorneys dropped their fallacious suit against me and we settled out of court, with virtually all of my originally desired protective provisions in place.

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  • Thanks to Mrs. Talbott and Mrs. Michelle, they helped me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I’m happy that God chose the right lawyer for me as I had absolutely no idea how to find one by myself. Despite the fact that the separation/divorce was painful, interacting with the two of them helped me stay positive. I recommend Mrs. Talbott for anyone that I care for.

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    - Frank G.