Marjorie Just’s practice as a family law attorney focuses on the negotiation, settlement and litigation of complex family law matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia, including issues of property distribution, custody, child support, alimony, same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships. She prepares family-related agreements such as, pre-marital agreements, separation agreements and reproductive agreements. She is also trained as family mediator and collaborative lawyer.
Points of Distinction
Ms. Just has been awarded an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is a peer rating that signifies the highest level of legal ability and professional ethics. She is a founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Association in Montgomery County, Maryland, as well as the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council. She is also a volunteer family law mentor for the District of Columbia Law Firm Pro Bono program. In 1998, Ms. Just was the recipient of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Bar Foundation's Annual Pro Bono Service Award. She was also named as one of the "2010 Top Divorce Lawyers" by Bethesda Magazine in it's May/June edition.
Published Case: Atkinson vs. Atkinson, 730 A.2d 667 (D.C., 1999).
Ms. Just is the author of “Divorce Decisions: Practical Ways to Protect Yourself, Your Children and Your Wallet,” published in August 2009 by Capital Books.
Ms. Just has spoken on various continuing legal education panels on issues relating to family law such as tracing of marital and non-marital property, the Fifth Amendment Privilege, drafting of separation agreements, the Child Support Guidelines and same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships.
To read an interview regarding Marjorie's book, click here.
Additional Practice Areas:
- Collaborative Law
- Child Support
- Custody and Visitation
- Same-Sex Marriage and Domestic Partnerships