The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Commission for Women Presents Seminars on the Legal Process of Separation and Divorce

Commission for Women Presents Seminars on the Legal Process of Separation and Divorce

The Montgomery County Commission for Women, in partnership with the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law Section; the Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association; and the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable will present two seminars that focus on the legal process of separation and divorce in Montgomery County. Both seminars will take place at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330.

The first seminar, entitled “When a Marriage Ends: Financial, Property and Practical Issues Both Wife and Husband Must Consider,” is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Some of the topics that will be covered include grounds for divorce; types of divorce; what to expect in court and alternatives to court; alimony; property division; domestic violence and role of the attorney.

The second seminar, “What About the Children?” is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. Topics include parental responsibilities during and after divorce; powers of the court; family property; child custody and support; and tips for divorcing parents.

The seminars will be presented by mediator/arbitrator Robert L. Baum, Esq. and P. Lindsay Parvis, Esq., Draggs, Hannon, Hessler & Willis, LLP. Topre-register for one or both seminars, go to The fee is $10 per seminar if pre-registering and $15 at the door.

For more information, call 240-777-8300.

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