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“I am both an advocate and an advisor. I empower my clients by giving them choices instead of dictating what they are supposed to do.”
Laurie M. Wasserman, a principal at Offit Kurman in the Family Law practice area, represents individuals in all aspects of Maryland divorce and family law. She is committed to guiding her clients through the process in the most beneficial and least stressful way. She helps clients identify the issues that are important to them and advises them on creative strategies to achieve these goals. She brings experience, energy, and empathy to all of her cases, and provides her clients with the attention they deserve.
Her experience as a family lawyer includes:
- Divorce litigation
- Pre-divorce planning
- Negotiated settlements
- Separation agreements
- Marital property, including personal property, businesses, and real estate
- Military divorce
- Establishment of legal and physical custody
- Parenting plans
- Third-Party custody cases
- High-conflict custody cases
- Child’s counsel
Child and Spousal Support
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Post-nuptial agreements
- Name changes
- Domestic violence
- Protective and Peace Orders
As an experienced family law attorney, Ms. Wasserman has been appointed by judges throughout the State of Maryland to serve as an advocate for children in their parents’ contested divorce and custody cases. She is also a certified mediator and volunteers as a settlement facilitator in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City to help litigants negotiate a resolution in their family law cases.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
In July 2017, Ms. Wasserman was elected as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Disability Rights Maryland. She was appointed to the Board of Directors back in 2015.
In 2017, Ms. Wasserman was selected by Super Lawyers as a top rated Family Law Attorney in Baltimore, MD. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
In October 2016, Ms. Wasserman received the “2016 Ten-Year Volunteer” award in recognition of her outstanding pro bono commitment to Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) clients. For the last ten years, Laurie has accepted at least one pro bono case from MVLS, volunteering her time and expertise as a family law attorney to Marylanders in need.
In 2014, Ms. Wasserman was named one of Maryland’s VIP List – Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 by The Daily Record. This annual award recognizes leadership roles and other outstanding achievements of professionals who reside and work in Maryland.
PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES
Ms. Wasserman is a frequent speaker on family law related topics. She has presented to the Bar Association of Baltimore City's Family Law Committee and to the Maryland State Bar Association at its annual meeting. She was a presenter at the National Business Institute’s “Family Law A to Z” educational seminar and has authored materials for other National Business Institute family law educational programs.
In August 2017, Ms. Wasserman was featured in the Daily Record's article, "The Battle for Grandparent Visitation Continues."
In December 2016, Ms. Wasserman was featured on the cover of the Daily Record Maryland Family Law Update.
In October 2016, Laurie was featured in The Daily Record for her article, "What to do when necessary information is not provided in divorce proceedings."
Below are some of Laurie's blog posts and article features:
- Lessons from Unfriending Facebook
- A Working Parent's Feelings About the End of the School Year
- What Family Law Bills Passed During the 2017 Legislative Session?
- The Advantages of a Separation Agreement
- What is “Use and Possession” of Property and How Can I Get It?
- Divorced Parents are Allowed Joint Legal Custody, Despite Communication Issues
- What to Expect When Meeting with a Family Law Attorney for the First Time
- Help! My Ex and I Cannot Agree on Which School Our Child Will Attend Next Year
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