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We Know Divorce Is Hard. We Are A Rockville Women’s Divorce Law Firm With A Whole Hearted Commitment To Your Maryland Family. Whether You Are Thinking About Filing For Divorce, Or Have Been Served Divorce Papers And Are Unsure What To Do Next, Our Women’s Divorce Attorneys Bring You The Necessary Guidance With Experience, Strength, And Peace Of Mind.

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Why Choose Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee, LLC?

Highly Reviewed & Rated

5 out of 5 Stars on Google. Highly rated on respected legal site AVVO.

Experienced

We have over 3 decades of Family Law experience. We use this to protect what matters most – your children, finances, and future.

Flexible Meeting Hours

To accommodate your busy schedule, we offer consultations on weekends, in evenings after business hours, and through Zoom.

Empathy & Understanding

With a background in Psychology and Counseling, we know how to facilitate healthy communication. We utilize this knowledge when creating your tailored divorce strategy. We also provide you the legal and emotional guidance you need in this difficult time.

Trusted Referral Network

We have an excellent network of trusted experts, ranging from financial advice, to parenting experts, to psychologists – for you or your child(ren). You don’t have to guess, or hope you’ve found the right one

Responsive Staff

Your case is the center of your world. We understand you don’t want to be kept waiting in the dark. We pride ourselves in answering your questions promptly, and fully.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Review of Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee | Divorce And Family Lawyer | Rockville, MD | Call 301-279-0692

Former Client

“Ellen Lee is absolutely THE BEST!!! If you need someone who will fight for your rights you should hire Ellen. She will ALWAYS come to court very well prepared. She WILL resolve your issues in your best interest.”

14 Years of Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee | Divorce And Family Lawyer | Rockville, MD | Call 301-279-0692

Betty W.

“Ellen has been my attorney for 14 years. She did everything from custody to child support. Back then, all I did was cry “sorry, Ellen!”. Ellen fought hard for me, even when I was ready to give in. Year after year, Ellen was there. It got to the point where her continued presence dismayed my opponent. If you want a lawyer to hug you – that’s not Ellen. If you want someone who will win for you efficiently for a fair price – HIRE Ellen, do your part, take her advice, and you won’t regret it.”

5 Star Review of Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee | Divorce And Family Lawyer | Rockville, MD | Call 301-279-0692

Former Client

“Ms. Lee handled my divorce a few years ago and I remembered how she was thorough in her diligence and also made me feel like a valued individual. So when I had a child support & custody case, I re-engaged Ms. Lee. Again, she treated me as a person, not a case. She advised me on the merits and realities of my case, so I didn’t feel as if I were being “sold” a bag of services. Ellen is eloquent and personable, which is a winning combination for an attorney.”

Actual Words Our Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience

“Ellen’s advice and presence was a godsend to saving my sanity. She’s honest, direct, and comes out swinging for her clients,” “She is time-efficient, aggressive, & knowledgeable,” “Ellen and her staff made me feel completely comfortable from the get-go,” “I highly recommend her services,” “Ellen understood and resolved my issues in a timely and professional manner,” “Ellen is eloquent and personable, which is a winning combination for an attorney,” “She advised me on the merits and realities of my case, so I didn’t feel as if I were being “sold” a bag of services,” “If you want someone who will win for you efficiently for a fair price – HIRE Ellen, do your part, take her advice, and you won’t regret it,” “Ms. Lee handled my divorce a few years ago and I remembered how she was thorough in her diligence and also made me feel like a valued individual.”

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Partner Abandonment

A sad truth in divorce is that sometimes, even though your spouse was supposed to be with you in sickness and in health, a life-altering medical diagnosis leaves many spouses navigating their medical issue AND a divorce. Unfortunately, women are 60% more likely to face partner abandonment in the face of an adverse medical diagnosis. We will be here when you need us most, and fight for what is right for you and your family.

Financial Contribution in a Marriage

More and more often, women are becoming sole earners and primary providers for their families. While this is an overall positive for women everywhere, this can make Alimony, Child Support, and financial distribution harsher during a divorce. On the other hand, if you were a housewife during the marriage, your financial contribution to the marital property can also be leveraged against you. We here at The Offices of Ellen L. Lee, LLC understand the trials that a woman can face in divorce.

Fault Divorces in Maryland

You aren’t required to have a “reason” to petition for a limited divorce in the state of Maryland. However, especially in the case of Financial Dissipation claims, proving fault or petitioning with fault can be beneficial, and are necessary for an absolute divorce. Some examples of fault in divorce are:

Adultery​DesertionCruel Treatment (Mental Abuse) of You or Your Child​Vicious Conduct (Physical Abuse) of You or Your ChildInsanity​Being Convicted of a Crime (and sentenced to at least 3 years in prison)

No-Fault Divorces in Maryland

If you and your spouse do not have grounds for an absolute divorce (see the list to the left) you are still able to petition for a limited divorce. In a limited divorce, the couple is essentially legally separated, allowing you to make arrangements for the following:

Child Custody​Child Support​Spousal Support (Alimony)​Health Insurance Coverage​Division of Property

Once a couple has lived separately for more than 12 months as part of their limited divorce, they are eligible for an absolute divorce with no grounds.

Guiding You Towards Your New Beginning

We here at the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee, LLC have years of experience helping families like yours meet their needs and goals. We will guide you step by step through the issues that must be addressed in divorce – including property division, alimony and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and child support – and will carefully and compassionately explain the divorce process, develop strategies to meet your needs, and discuss possible outcomes with you.
Don’t get divorced without the guidance of legal counsel. Protect your legal rights before and after separation by speaking with lawyers who can provide legal advice specific to your situation. We can help you protect your future and plan for a new beginning.

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What Comes Next?

We understand that divorce can be a difficult transition period for most. Surely you have questions. We will take our time to compassionately answer them with our extensive expertise. Call us at to get the peace of mind that comes with knowing things are being done right. Your form comes directly to our office via email, and we will respond within 1 business day, or often within hours the same day. Everything you share with us is confidential.

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We serve Maryland families locally in Frederick, Columbia, Annapolis, Howard County, and Rockville, Montgomery County, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and throughout Maryland.

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