Education & Admissions

  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1972
  • B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1968
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Court of Military Appeals

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Ms. Hepfer is a frequent lecturer on matters of family law, including issues of the valuation and division of marital assets, custody, access and general divorce related topics, such as divorce litigation. She also has been quoted by several national and regional media outlets such as CNN, ABC's Nightline, The New York Times, WBAL Radio, and National Public Radio. Some of her quotes can be found in the links below.


Traveling For the Holidays During A Pandemic

November 20, 2020

Traveling for the holidays has always had unique issues, but this year, with the virus affecting us to an even…

Memories of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

October 16, 2020

When I was President of the U.S. Chapter of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (the IAML at the time),…

Traveling with Children During COVID-19

August 6, 2020

It has been a long few months, and parents are considering taking trips, or even vacations. It was always stressful,…

Divorce: It’s Not About Winning or Losing – It’s About How You Play The Game

March 1, 2020

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything…it’s the only thing.” Well when it pertained to his beloved Green…

Getting Divorced? Get Ready for Your New Financial Reality

September 29, 2019

Hardly anyone has walked away from divorce financially better off than they were before. Contrary to popular belief, people almost…

Marital Agreements and Beneficiary Designations

September 4, 2019

It’s been years since Anna and Bill divorced. Still, Anna can recall the many disputes that arose before, during, and…

The Link Between Divorce And Childhood Weight Gain

August 30, 2019

As if their situations weren’t already difficult enough, parents undergoing divorces now have another concern to worry about: unhealthy weight…

Family Law Recap: Taking a Break from Your Divorce

July 28, 2019

Happy summer! Right now, millions of Americans are on vacation, packing for an upcoming trip, or just returning to work.…