Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes you are on top of the world. Other times, life can be more challenging. Problems with your family, health concerns and run-ins with the law can have far-reaching negative consequences. At these times, you need an attorney who will provide sound advice and protect your rights.At the law office of Joel W. Anders, we have been helping families facing difficult legal issues for over 30 years. Concentrating our practice on family law, estate planning and criminal defense matters, we work closely with clients to understand the situation at hand. Then we strive to reach a favorable resolution to the problem. We represent clients in Washington, D.C., and nearby Maryland communities.What Can an Attorney Do for You Many of our clients have never hired a lawyer before and are unsure about what to expect. When you visit us for a free consultation, we will:Listen to your story without judgment Provide an honest assessment of your case Explain your legal options Interpret the law in plain language realistic expectation we are unable to assist you, we will not hesitate to let you know. Also, we will provide information about cost up front, so there will be no financial surprises if we move forward with your case.Standing By Your Sidemen are committed to protecting the interests of our clients. Whether you are seeking a divorce, going through a conservatorship proceeding or need DWI/DUI defense, we will gather and evaluate all the necessary information. If possible, our team will negotiate a positive outcome for you. However, if your case is best served by going to trial, we are prepared to draw on our 32 years of litigation experience to fight for you in the courtroom.Free Initial Consultation during our three decades of experience, we have established strong professional relationships with colleagues in the legal community that can work to your advantage. To discuss how we can help you with a legal problem, contact us online or call our office at 202-466-4334.Our office is located one block from Farragut North on the Red Line and one block from Farragut West on the Blue and Orange Lines. Office hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with evening and weekend hours available upon request. We accept all major credit cards.Family law issues affect the very core of your life. They are intensely personal, impacting you emotionally and financially. Therefore, it is important for you to hire an attorney who will listen to your needs and seek creative solutions to your unique problem.At the law office of Joel W. Anders, we work diligently to reach amicable solutions to family law matters. With 32 years of legal experience, we offer compassionate and practical guidance to clients from all walks of life in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding Maryland communities. Experienced Family Law Attorney Our office offers a variety of family law services, including:Divorce Property division Child custody Child and spousal support Domestic violenceModificationsWe understand how difficult it can be to deal with the changing structure of a family. The emotional stress can often cloud judgment. As your legal advocates, we will provide a steady hand, helping you make sound decisions that will shape not only your future, but also that of your family.Let Our Experience Benefit You our founding attorney, Joel W. Anders, strives to reach resolutions in the most conservative, cost-effective method available. When possible, he will negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. However, when a case is best served by going to trial, attorney Anders draws on his 32 years of litigation experience to fight for your interests in the courtroom. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to make important decisions on your terms.Contact a Lawyer TodayTo learn more about our family law practice, contact us online or call our office at 202-466-4334. We offer free initial consultations.