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Family Law in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.

Personal attention from an experienced and compassionate lawyer

Whether your family law matter involves marriage, divorce or custody, you need to work with an attorney who has a sharp understanding of the law in your jurisdiction. I have practiced family law in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. for nearly 20 years and I have a thorough knowledge of the laws that govern your family law issues. You get skilled legal guidance and efficient service at The Law Offices of Robert C. Eustice.


Going through a divorce may be the most painful experience of your life. I bring clarity to the confusion, helping you understand your rights and showing you how to protect them. Learn more about how I help with your:

While in most cases, you are best served by a negotiated divorce settlement, and I am highly successful at achieving amicable agreements between divorcing spouses, there are situations where a spouse needs to proceed to court in order to protect their interests or their children’s interests.  When a contested divorce case becomes necessary or is otherwise unavoidable, I have the courtroom experience necessary to get you the best possible result at trial.


Paternity is an issue both for fathers who want to be part of their children's lives and for mothers who require an absent father's parental participation. If you are an isolated father, I help you establish paternity and enforce your rights. If you are a single mother, I help you compel your child's father to acknowledge and perform his parental responsibilities.

Custody and visitation outside of marriage

Fathers have rights to custody and visitation of their children even if there was no marriage. Mothers may have compelling reasons to limit such custody and visitation. I represent fathers seeking access to their biological children, and mothers seeking to manage such involvement. Tell me your story and I will help you find a solution that serves your child's best interests.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

A prenuptial agreement allows you to establish the basic terms of your financial settlement in the event that your marriage ends in divorce or death (which can be especially important if you have children from a prior marriage or relationship). You may feel that negotiating such an agreement is pessimistic, but it can be handled efficiently and relatively painlessly, will greatly reduce your stress and costs in the unfortunate event of a future divorce, and can ensure that upon your death that estate goes to your children from a prior marriage or relationship.

Agreements made after you are already married, but not in contemplation of divorce, are called postnuptial agreements, and are valid in all three local jurisdictions (Maryland, Virginia and D.C).

Get help from a knowledgeable family law attorney

You need a lawyer who has handled a legal matter like yours in the local jurisdiction where you reside. In the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, sometimes issues involve more than one local jurisdiction.  Since I actively practice family law in all three local jurisdictions, I have the specific experience that you require regardless of where your spouse and you reside.  If you have a family law issue in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C., contact me online or call 301-961-6464, ext. 3349.