Estates and Trusts

Family Law

When you want the best service and deepest experience in estate planning, estate and trust administration, family law, premarital agreements, and fiduciary litigation Pasternak & Fidis can help you.


Anne (Jan) W. White, Partner

Divorce and Family Law
Separation and Divorce
Child Custody and Support
Premarital Agreements
Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

Anne (Jan) W. White

Morriah Horani Talks about Estate and Trust Litigation

Morriah Horani, a partner in the firm, is an experienced trial lawyer who handles disputes about child custody, division of property at divorce, and child and spousal support. Several years ago, she decided to expand her litigation practice to include resolving disputes arising out of estates and trusts. It seemed like a natural expansion of her family law practice as these cases often involve family members at war with […]

Stephanie Perry and Adam Swaim Present on Basis-Adjustment Planning to DC Bar

Partners Stephanie Perry and Adam Swaim participated in the DC Bar Estate Planning Tax Committee Lunch Series. Their presentation was entitled: “Don’t Trip Up the Step-Up: The Importance of Basis Adjustment Planning.” They highlighted various basis adjustment planning strategies that can be implemented in an estate plan to maximize step-up in basis and minimize capital […]

Marital Agreements and Beneficiary Designations—Sometimes Friends and Sometimes Foes

A marital agreement can take the form of a premarital agreement, a postmarital agreement, or a separation agreement, i.e., an agreement that settles property rights (and other issues) between parties who intend to divorce. A marital agreement may provide for the disposition of assets at death; it may require one or both parties to provide for the other or […]