Law offices of Marilyn K. Waterston, llc in Myersville, Maryland

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  • Business name: Law offices of Marilyn K. Waterston, llc
  • Address:
  • P.O. Box 282

    Myersville, Maryland 21773
  • Phone number: 301-293-3101
  • Business hours:
  • 9 am - 5 pm / M - F
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  • Category: Legal
  • Description:
  • The Law Offices of Marilyn K. Waterston, LLC Family Law -- Divorce, Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Division of Property Ms. Waterston focuses her law practice on family law and stresses the importance of the parties fashioning a plan for the future with which they both satisfied, and once that will best serve the needs of their child/children. Emphasis is placed on negotiation, with the preference of avoiding litigation. Trying a full-blown Child-Custody, Child-Support, Spousal Support, and Division of Marital Assets case in Court is expensive and divisive. Parties expect a clear “winner” (themselves), and a clear “loser” (the other party). However, Courts rarely fashion judgments in family law cases in such a way so there is a “winner” and a “loser.” Rather, most judges prefer to “split the baby,” which leaves both parties dissatisfied. Often the trial is a negative experience for both parties, and entrenches them into their positions, making it even more difficult for them to effectively co-parent their children. Therefore, Ms. Waterston believes that negotiation is the best first step in resolving a crisis in a dissolving family. Litigation can sometimes be the only way to resolve a matter. Since we cannot see into the future and know which case will settle on the Courthouse steps, we must prepare, from the beginning, as if we are going to go to trial. This action gives us a strong stance in negotiation, knowing that we are fully prepared for trial should the negotiations fail. An ancient philosopher wisely said, “If you cherish peace… prepare for war.” Therefore, as we are attempting peaceful settlement the issues between the parties, we are also preparing to present the case in Court. Another attorney once said about Ms. Waterston, “She is the Iron Fist in the Velvet Glove. The glove will stay on as long as possible, but the Iron Fist is always ready!” Licensed in Maryland, Ms. Waterston's practice is primarily in the counties of Frederick, Montgomery and Washington, with cases occasionally accepted from surrounding counties. Ms. Waterston obtained her law degree (J. D.)in 1993, and is licensed to practice in Maryland Circuit and District Courts, the Maryland Courts of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Waterston earned her Undergraduate Degree (B.A.) in 1977 from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, with a double major in Philosophy and Archaeology, and a minor in Astronomy.
  • Last update: 2009-01-12
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