Family Law

Filing Protective Orders

If you’re seeking a protective order in Montgomery or Prince Georges County, we can help. The Law Offices of David Bach Esq. are experienced representing clients in Maryland at protective order hearings. Maryland grants these orders to protect one parties’ safety, and we can help get the protection you need. Emergency Protective Orders If you more »

Considering Divorce

What to Expect when Considering Divorce Clients considering divorce in northern Maryland often turn to our Rockville office for legal counsel. Most our clients have no idea what to expect in the divorce process. While it may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. The Law Offices of David Bach, Esq. can assist you every more »

What is a “Separation Agreement”?

Separation Agreement

We are often contacted by people who initially want to know how to separate from their spouse or have already separated and want to know what the next step is. Two important issues must be evaluated in either situation. Quite frequently parties sign a document known as a “separation agreement” which documents the actual date more »

Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Case

Divorce Papers

Before Separation or Confrontation You must review a variety of documents with your attorney in order to evaluate your case, prepare yourself in advance of separation, prepare yourself to work toward a settlement, or prepare a suit for divorce. As a result, you must, at a minimum, obtain and retain the following documents in your more »

Mental Health Issues in Divorce

Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues may lead to divorce, or result from or be exacerbated by, separation and divorce. As with the other personal challenges described above, in order to work effectively with an attorney, manage one’s life, care for children, and prepare for settlement or trial, a person must be in the best mental health condition more »

Anger Management

Angry Man

A parent with anger management issues should seek competent evaluation and/or treatment immediately if friends, family, co-workers, or they themselves believe an anger management problem might exist. Anger management must be addressed and brought under control in custody/visitation cases. Anger control may develop or become worse as a result of the separation and divorce process. more »

Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Alcohol and Pills

Alcohol and drug abuse issues should be dealt with in the same manner as anger management. It is important to get treatment immediately if a party/parent is possibly addicted to alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and drug abuse will be a major hurtle for a parent to clear in any support, custody and/or visitation case. There more »

Grounds for Divorce

“Grounds for divorce” means a set of conditions a party must prove in court in order for a judge to grant a divorce. The most common of these grounds are the following: A mutual and voluntary separation which has lasted for at least a period of one year. The separation must have been made with more »

Domestic Violence and Protective Orders

Domestic Violence

In Maryland domestic violence is defined by statute as “abuse” which consists of any one or more of the following acts: One that causes serious bodily harm, One that places a person in fear of imminent serious bodily harm, An assault, A rape or attempted rape, False imprisonment, or Stalking. A document known as a more »