Support for Clients

Right now, you may be faced with uncertainty about what lies ahead for you and your family. Where will we live? How will I pay the bills? What happens to my retirement? Not having the answers may seem scary, and all the information out there - plus finding a lawyer - can be overwhelming.

This firm is dedicated to helping make a difficult time in your life a little easier. Kristin meets clients' challenges with experience, practical advice and a commitment to achieving lasting resolutions. In her experience, Kristin has found that the agreements that truly last are the ones that are reached by the parties themselves. With this in mind, Kristin keeps clients focused on their long-term goals while working to reduce conflict. 

You want an agreement that puts your mind at ease and protects your future. As an experienced family law attorney, Kristin works closely with each client towards that goal.        

Collaborative Law

Working with a team of trained professionals, you and your spouse agree to resolve all matters related to your divorce and separation without going to court.  In addition to Kristin as your Collaborative attorney, you have the option to have the support of mental health professionals and financial experts to guide you through the emotional and financial aspects of your divorce.  You determine your outcomes.

In the Collaborative process, you choose a better way to divorce - with transparency, fairness and a view towards your future

The presence of a neutral mediator allows space for both listening and being heard


In mediation, parties choose to resolve their conflicts with the help of an intermediary.  A certified mediator is a neutral person, trained to assist you in finding your own solutions to your dispute.  As mediator, Kristin will not make decisions for you, but facilitates conversations and decision-making so you can remain focused on reaching your goals.  Mediation can help deescalate conflict and keep you focused on reaching your goals. 

Settlement Negotiations

Many divorcing couples resolve matters regarding their children and finances on their own.  Kristin represents individuals through all stages of the settlement process. With her support and advice through negotiating and finalizing a marital settlement agreement, you can move forward with peace-of-mind.

Settlement Agreements can include terms unique to your family, beyond what the court can order

The prospect of a judge determining your outcome can be scary - don't face it alone


Some clients find themselves in a position where they simply cannot come to a final agreement with their spouse.  Maybe you have reached a partial agreement, but are at an impasse on remaining issues.  Or, mediation or traditional negotiation were not appropriate in your case.  If you need the court's intervention, Kristin will be your experienced advocate at every step.

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The Law Office of Kristin Gooray Hagood LLC

51 Monroe Street, Suite 1901

Rockville, MD 20850

(240) 839-1670