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Divorce & Family Law

Divorce Attorneys in Frederick and Rockville

Tackling all of the issues that arise in a divorce

The lawyers at Haspel, McLeod & Drawbaugh, P.C., are among the region’s most respected divorce and family law attorneys. The Super Lawyers rating service ranked Gwen McLeod and Mary Drawbaugh in the top five percent of family lawyers in Maryland. Washingtonian Magazine recognized both Linda Haspel and Gwen McLeod as being among the top 50 family law attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area.

Both Linda and Gwen are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the definitive guide to the most distinguished lawyers and law firms in America. Our family law attorneys handle the full range of divorce-related issues, including:

Child custody

In Maryland, there are two kinds of child custody — legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody gives a parent the right to participate in important, long-term decisions affecting the child. A parent with physical custody provides the child’s primary home and makes the day-to-day decisions about the child. The parents can share legal custody, physical custody or both. Our Rockville & Frederick divorce attorneys work hard to devise a custody arrangement that benefits you and your child.

Child support

Child support in Maryland is calculated based on a formula that includes the income of each parent, the average number of nights the child spends with each parent, childcare expenses, health insurance costs and other factors. Whether you are in the process of a divorce or legal separation, we help you determine the amount of child support that’s likely to be awarded in your case.


The court can award alimony to either — or neither — spouse. Some of the many factors that the court considers when determining an award of alimony are the earning capacity of each spouse, the length of the marriage, the spouses’ ages, and whether they previously agreed on alimony in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Our Frederick & Rockville family attorneys make sure the court has the information it needs to set alimony at a fair level in your case.

Family law

In addition to divorce, our lawyers handle a wide range of family law issues, including separation agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, division of marital assets, domestic violence, grandparents’ rights, and the enforcement and modification of support and custody orders.

Helping you find common ground

The lawyers at Haspel, McLeod & Drawbaugh, P.C., are among the region’s most respected divorce and family law attorneys. Call us at 301-631-0592, or contact us online today. Our Maryland divorce attorneys represent individuals and families throughout Frederick, Montgomery, Washington and Howard counties. Our offices are at 50 West Montgomery Ave., Suite 260, in Rockville, and at 141 W. Patrick St., First Floor, in Frederick.

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  • "I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you’ve put into my case, I want you to know that I appreciate everything you’ve done for me and the girls. You’ve been a great lawyer"

  • "I would highly recommend Gwen. She is an excellent lawyer in terms of her knowledge, as well as her compassion. She fought for everything I wanted and won!! I’m very glad that she was my lawyer and not my ex-husband’s!"

  • "If you’re looking for a firm to stand by you, support you and fight for you and your family look no further than Haspel & McLeod."

Office Locations
  • Frederick Office
    141 West Patrick Street
    First Floor
    Frederick, Maryland 21701
    Phone: 301-631-0592
    Fax: 301-631-0595
  • Rockville Office
    50 West Montgomery Avenue
    Suite 260
    Rockville, Maryland 20850
    Phone: 301-424-8841
    Fax: 301-424-0569
  • Hagerstown Office
    112 North Potomac Street
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    Phone: 301-631-0592
    Fax: 301-631-0595
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