STRATEGIC, HONEST & COMPASSIONATE ATTORNEY ELLEN L. LEE HAS OVER 35 YEARS OF FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE. SERVING FAMILIES IN ROCKVILLE, COLUMBIA, FREDERICK, BETHESDA, POTOMAC, & ANNAPOLIS, MD. Get Started

Rockville Family Law Attorney

The Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee is focused on helping families through their legal matters. We understand what you are facing when going through a divorce, separation, or custody matter. We are here to guide you and have your best interests in cases of domestic violence or when seeking a modification to your order. This is why we provide both emotional and legal support to every client, ensuring you have the help you need to move past these trying times. 

With decades of family law experience, we are passionate about what we do and are honest in how we can help you. Our strategic approach looks at your case from multiple angles and applies a personalized approach that gets to the root of your needs. Doing this allows us to get to the root of your legal matter to better protect what matters most – your children, your finances, and your future. 

Contact our firm today to discuss your case! We serve clients throughout Montgomery, Howard, Frederick, and Carroll counties.

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Pro Bono Program

Tough Advocate, Compassionate Confidante

Attorney Ellen L. Lee has successfully handled a wide range of complex cases over her years in practice. In fact, many of her current clients are referred to her by other attorneys, which is a testament to her reputation as a trusted local family lawyer. The way your family law matters are handled can have an impact on your life and the lives of your children. Ms. Lee draws on her background in psychology and counseling to offer you the compassionate attention you deserve, no matter what you are facing. 

  • Absolute Divorce
    Absolute Divorce
  • Child Custody
    Child Custody
  • Child Support
    Child Support
  • Divorce
    Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
    Divorce Mediation
  • Limited Divorce
    Limited Divorce
  • Military Divorce
    Military Divorce
  • Postmarital Agreements
    Postmarital Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
    Premarital Agreements
  • Property Division
    Property Division
  • Same-Sex Divorce
    Same-Sex Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
    Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
    Spousal Support
  • Visitation
    Visitation

Our Testimonials

  • Ms. Lee handled my divorce a few years ago and I remembered how she was thorough in her diligence and also made me feel like a valued individual.

    “Ellen is eloquent and personable, which is a winning combination for an attorney.”

  • Ellen Lee is absolutely THE BEST!!!

    “She WILL resolve your issues in your best interest.”

  • Ellen has been my attorney for 14 years.

    “If you want someone who will win for you efficiently for a fair price - HIRE Ellen, do your part, take her advice, and you won't regret it.”

  • Ellen and her staff made me feel completely comfortable from the get-go.

    “Ellen understood and resolved my issues in a timely and professional manner.”

  • My first time in court was SO overwhelming.

    “Ellen's advice and presence was a godsend to saving my sanity. She's honest, direct, and comes out swinging for her clients.”

Divorce FAQ

  • The facts of the case will determine the extent to which an extramarital affair will affect the distribution of property.  It is relevant, for example, whether marital assets were squandered on the affair. An affair also can affect the court’s decisions about child custody. When an affair is involved, we work diligently with our clients to make sure the child custody arrangements protect the child's physical and psychological well-being.
  • In most cases, the child ends up living with one parent. The parent with primary responsibility for the care of the child is entitled to child support. The minimum amount is set by the Maryland Child Support Guidelines. If you are the primary caretaker or custodial parent of a child, you are entitled to child support.
  • In deciding custody, Maryland law requires courts to focus on the best interests of the child and not the interests of the parents. Factors the court weighs to determine the best interests of the child include:

    • The mental and physical health of the child
    • The safety and stability of each spouse’s home and surroundings
    • The willingness of each parent to encourage a close relationship between the child and the other parent
    • The relative economic positions of the parents
    • The wishes of the child
    • The wishes of the parents
    • The child’s relationship with parents, siblings and other significant people
    • The child's adjustment to home, school and community
    • Physical violence or threat of violence by a parent, whether directed at the child or someone else
    • Abuse, whether directed at the child or someone else
  • Child support agreements often include expenses for higher education, and we believe they should.
  • The impact will vary widely depending on the type of estate plan you have. We encourage all of our clients to address this issue during or immediately following their divorce.

Why Choose Us?

  • Tenacious & Compassionate Legal Support
  • Trusted Guidance That Exceeds Expectations
  • Full Range of Family Law Services
  • 35 Years of Experience

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