Roxy Araghi, Associate

Roxy Araghi, Associate

Estate Planning

Estate Planning and Administration

Estate and Trust Administration

raraghi@pasternakfidis.com

T 301.656.8850 Ext. 414

F 301.656.3053

7735 Old Georgetown Road
Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814-6130


Education

B.A., American University

J.D., University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Bar Admissions

* Admission to Maryland State Bar Association pending; supervised by members of the Bar

Roxy is an associate in the Firm’s Estate Planning and Administration Group.  She focuses on the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and designations of standby guardian.

Roxy received her J.D. from the University of District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and her B.A. in Law and Society from American University, graduating summa cum laude from both institutions. Roxy came to the firm as a law student through the prestigious Summer Scholars Pipeline Program sponsored by the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Raised by devoted parents who immigrated to the United States from Iran, Roxy values hard work, education, and her cultural heritage.  She is fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Farsi and Spanish.  Roxy lives in North Bethesda with her husband, Payam, and enjoys playing piano and spending quality time with family.

Blog Posts

July 18, 2019

Trusts and Divorce

Trusts are an important tool that families can use to protect assets and pass wealth to future generations. When the beneficiary of a trust is facing divorce, he or she will be concerned that the trust assets and income may be vulnerable to a spousal claim. Such a claim can include equitable division of property, spousal or child support, and an award of legal fees and costs.

Whether and to what extent a beneficiary’s interest in a trust can be subject to a spousal claim at divorce depends on:

  • Whether the trust is revocable or irrevocable;
  • Whether the divorcing spouse is the settlor (i.e., the creator) of the trust, or whether a third party established the trust;
  • Whether the spouse-settlor funded the trust with marital or nonmarital property, or some of each;
  • Whether the… MORE >