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Z FAMILY LAW IS LEVELING UP SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS
 
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Z Family law is pleased to introduce coaching to address our clients' emotional and logistical needs before, during and after their divorce.
 
 

We are so excited to share the news -- Z Family Law is the first firm in Maryland to offer in-house divorce coaching -- Meet our Divorce Coach and Client Relations Director, Dr. Elizabeth DuBois, PhD!


"I have the honor of serving as Maryland’s first in-house Divorce Coach thanks to Z Family Law’s commitment to supporting our clients using holistic, innovative methods that recognize that divorce is far more than the legal end of a marriage. I partner hard-won lessons from my own divorce and my doctoral training in family conflict to support our clients through their darkest moments."  - Dr. Elizabeth DuBois, PhD


 
 
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS: PROTECT YOURSELF ONLINE

OCTOBER 2019 | by JENNIFER PRIZEMAN-UTARA, ESQUIRE & CHRISTY A. ZLATKUS, ESQUIRE

When domestic violence victims are contemplating a separation or divorce, they need to protect themselves online as they research their options for leaving. In this blog post, we discuss ways to protect yourself online, including communicating and researching while planning your escape.
 
 
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introduction to divorce coaching

October 2019 | by dr. elizabeth degi dubois, phd

I was one of the lucky ones. In the decade-plus that I’ve been researching divorce and domestic violence public policy, I’ve met hundreds of women who lack a support system to help shepherd them through their worst moments and into a New Normal.
 
 
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5 WAYS WOMEN CAN SUPPORT EACH OTHER DURING DIVORCE

OCTOBER 2019 | dr. elizabeth degi dubois, phd

The night my marriage ended, like, for real emotionally ended, not legally ended, I left my house with two dogs and a toddler in tow. Taking the kiddo with me had been a given, and thus something I had planned for. We had a place to go, people that were expecting us, and snacks and cartoons to help him ease into his unexpected slumber party at our friends’ house.
 
 
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CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE!
 
 

We are proud to launch our new website -- redesigned with YOU in mind. We have informative content around divorce, custody, domestic violence, adoption, and divorce coaching, and we’ve pulled together resources to help you navigate and discover your new normal!


 
 
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What I Learned in My Summer as a Legal Intern

august 2019 | by Dani meyer, intern

Going into the dreaded internship application season, I never imagined that I would be dedicating my summer to work as a legal intern. I’m majoring in international affairs and Arabic, I wasn’t focused on getting a legal internship, and I didn’t apply to any other law firms. But working with Christy and her team has been an incredible summer and I could not be happier that I chose to come in as their intern.
 
 
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Shattering Gender Norms In The Court Room

July 2019 | by Christy a. zlatkus, esquire & dr. elizabeth degi dubois

“But I’m the Mom” is no longer a valid argument in a custody battle. If this is the line you’re planning to trot out in front of a judge, we predict that your ex will be fighting against it with examples of his parenting wins.
 
 
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PREPARING FOR A CHILD CUSTODY BATTLE 

MAY 2019 | by Christy a. zlatkus, esquire

Women’s emotions about divorce run the gamut. Some feel profound relief at being out, some are in shock and stay numb for chunks of the process, some are elated to start over, some feel terror at the prospect of rebuilding a life from the wreckage of a marriage or significant partnership.
 
 
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Z Family Law’s main office is located in Rockville, Maryland and proudly serves all areas of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Derwood, Olney, Darnestown, Silver Spring, Potomac, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, and Germantown.
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