Pasternak & Fidis Law Offices | Bethesda, MD

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When you want the best service and deepest expertise in family law, trusts and estates, or real estate and commercial litigation, Pasternak & Fidis can help you. For more than 30 years, our lawyers have set a standard of client service, community involvement, and legal innovation that is unsurpassed among firms our size in the D.C. area. We are proud of our history and look forward to serving you in the future. Our partners are active in elite groups like the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and the Inns of Court, and two partners have become state judges. As a small specialty firm, we can give you the highest quality of service at an excellent value. We are never afraid to innovate, and we lead in new areas such as collaborative divorce and same-sex marriage. You can schedule an initial consultation by calling (301) 656-8850. LEARN MORE »

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Frequently Asked Questions about Premarital Agreements

Posted on July 8, 2015 by Linda J. Ravdin

What is a premarital agreement?

A premarital agreement is a contract entered into by a couple who plan to marry. It determines their rights regarding property and support when the marriage ends—whether by death or divorce. Some premarital agreements provide that each party will keep all money earned and property acquired before or after marriage; in other words, what’s his is his and what’s hers is hers. Other ... READ FULL ARTICLE »

Pasternak & Fidis Partners Named Washingtonian ‘Top Estate Lawyers’

Two partners from Pasternak & Fidis have been listed among the “Top Estate Lawyers” in the Washington, D.C., area by Washingtonian magazine. Nancy Fax, the firm’s managing partner, and Anne Coventry were included on the magazine’s list of the best lawyers for estate planning. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE»

Premarital Agreements and the Young Couple

In our Spring 2015 newsletter, Linda J. Ravdin discusses reasons why young couples are entering into premarital agreements to predetermine financial and property rights. READ FULL ARTICLE »


Love, Marriage, and Remarriage: Common Estate Planning Questions from Blended Families

In our Spring 2015 newsletter, Megan A. Schaeffer answers questions about estate planning specific to blended families. READ FULL ARTICLE »

Jan White Washington Top Divorce Lawyer 2012Pasternak & Fidis Partners Named Washingtonian ‘Top Divorce Lawyers’

Two partners from Pasternak & Fidis have been listed among the “Top Divorce Lawyers” in the Washington, D.C., area by Washingtonian magazine. Linda Ravdin and Anne (Jan) White were cited as among the region’s best divorce and family law attorneys.  READ FULL PRESS RELEASE»

Three Pasternak & Fidis Partners Named to List of Top Estate Lawyers in Montgomery County

Three partners from Pasternak & Fidis have been listed among the “Top Estate and Trust Lawyers” in Montgomery County by Bethesda magazine. Nancy Fax, the firm’s managing partner, was cited along with partners N. Alfred Pasternak and Marcia Fidis. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE»

Eleven Pasternak & Fidis Lawyers Named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2015

Eleven lawyers from Pasternak & Fidis have been selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers for 2015. Partners N. Alfred Pasternak, Marcia Fidis, Nancy Fax, Linda Ravdin, Anne (Jan) White and Anne Coventry were all picked for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of Maryland lawyers are selected for this honor in any given year. Associates Morriah Horani, Alex Tanouye, Stephanie Perry, Nathan Brill and Mary Katherine Hayburn were picked for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list singles out the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE»

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