At The McKeon Law Firm, our firm’s Maryland family law and divorce attorneys focus exclusively on family law matters for clients throughout Montgomery and Frederick Counties. Our clients include men and women who desire a professional and personal approach to what is a very private matter. For experienced advocacy and legal counsel, contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation at our law offices in Gaithersburg and Bethesda.
Some family law matters surround joyous occasions. However, some family law matters arise from the emotional stress associated with problems in the relationship or marriage leading to a legal separation or divorce. Individuals who have control over their lives and careers may find themselves uncharacteristically confused, distressed and emotional.
People are unique individuals. So too, are their marriages. The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time, even when the divorce is desired by both parties.Read More
Child Custody and
If a child custody dispute goes before a judge, he or she will use ‘”the best interest of the child” as a guideline in the decision-making. As family law attorneys, that is what we work towards as well.Read More
A study reported in “The State of our Unions” by the University of Virginia states that when one spouse felt that the other spent money foolishly, the likelihood of a divorce was 45 percent for both men and women.Read More
In some marriages, the division of property can be done on a single sheet of paper. In other marriages, the division of property requires a business valuation with the aid of a forensic accountant and attorney.Read More
In some marriages, the division of property can be done on a single sheet of paper. In other marriages, the division of property requires a business valuation with the aid of a forensic accountant and attorney.Read More
A carefully drafted prenuptial agreement can save headaches and heartaches should you ever decide to divorce.Read More
As a relationship begins to unravel and tensions rise, arguments – violent and non-violent – sometimes occur.Read More
In our experience, the main issue that results in contempt of court proceedings, is failure to pay alimony, or child support and child custody enforcement.Read More
When I received a letter from the court in MD to attend a hearing as my ex-spouse asked for full custody of our only child, I was out of words as I'm living in Africa plus I'm non US citizen/resident…
Jessica was my lawyer when I went through a difficult divorce. She always listened and was very supportive throughout the process. Jessica's knowledge and strength were things I admired all throughout the process. I was able to achieve the outcome…
Jessica was incredibly knowledgeable, understanding and supportive when I went through a painful divorce. Jessica was great at getting necessary information and explaining all the steps to me. She helped me get through many challenges with her quiet strength and…
Ms. McKeon is known as one of the top family law practitioners in our jurisdiction. I have dealt with her as opposing counsel and through my involvement with the bar. Her reputation was rightly earned.
Excellent law firm. Very thorough, intelligent, and caring.
Jessica and The McKeon Law Firm did a great job representing me in a very difficult divorce. Jessica was very professional and always made sure I understood what was happening. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. She made a painful…
Shelly and Pam both were my attorney and I wish I knew them first before I wasted my time and money to my previous one. The McKeon are the best.
Shelly D. McKeon is an exceptional attorney, efficient and effective and a caring individual. She knows what facts to gather and how to use them in the case. My personal case involved children and her genuine concern for the children…
I had one of those horrible divorces you read about.....and things settled down until I moved up to MD to be closer to my kids from VA....then the ex( a family attorney herself) decieded to litigate settled issues again.......Shelly did…
Jessica is an exceptional, hardworking, reliable attorney. She is astute at gathering critical information, and will educate her client about steps in the legal process. She is also kind and compassionate during times of duress. She is a huge asset…
Shelly McKeon and Jessica Kern handled my divorce and the bottom line is they protected my interests and ensured I got a fair settlement. Although my ex deliberately made the whole thing as difficult and expensive as it could be,…
A nasty game, but results came out in my favor, or as best as could be expected: good advice and planning from this firm. Very good attorney who gave advice that really advanced my case in my divorce and custody…
Complex litigation with a contentious ex handled with great skill I had one of those horrible divorces you read about.....and things settled down until I moved up to MD to be closer to my kids from VA....then the ex( a…
Program Analyst Ms. McKeon was with me every step of the way-from the time I walked into her door until the case was finalized. She provided great advice as we went through each part of the divorce. She remembered my…
Top notch An expert attorney who provided the proper guidance and direction in my case. She always remained calm, professional and was very assertive in addressing key issues. Her advice was invaluable.
You need her on your side! Shelly McKeon (along with Jessica Kern) handled my divorce and the bottom line is she protected my interests and ensured I got a fair settlement. Although my ex and her attorney made the whole…
Divorce Attorney After 42 years of marriage, I was presented with divorce papers. Shelly and her team made this as "comfortable" as they could to make the process easier. Each seemed genuinely concerned and supportive. Shelly was very responsive to…
This Legal Team is by far the BEST!! If I could give more than five stars I would! Shelly and her team of professionals handled my post-divorce settlement as swiftly as possible. They took ALL of the details into consideration;…
Shelly, wanted to thank you again for our time together today and providing your obvious experience and expertise. I really have a renewed sense of hope and confidence. And it was just plain great meeting you, really enjoyed talking with…
...I want to thank you...for all the hard work you have done regarding this difficult divorce. I truly appreciate it.
Thanks so much for speaking with me today. I am impressed and encouraged, and I appreciate greatly your suggestions and thoughtfulness.
Your counsel is, as always, very valued.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me yesterday. I was very impressed by your professionalism and your genuineness. I appreciate your patience in answering my questions. I also appreciate the additional information you shared with me. Thank…
You are very good at explaining and I do follow you.
Dear Shelly, thank you for working so hard today on the deposition.
Because all your firm has done for me, I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Your firm saved me from the depths of the darkest, gloomiest, hopelessness and certain defeat and gently and lovingly took me under…
I really appreciate everyone's help and efforts for bringing this case to a successful conclusion.
Shelly, thank you... for all your hard work and for arguing such favorable terms.
Shelly, thank you so much for doing such a great job. I sincerely appreciate your hard work and your efforts.
Shelly, it was good to meet you today, and I appreciate the time you spent with me on my recent involvement in the **** case. I will continue to hope for everyone that it comes to resolution without getting worse.…
I can't thank you and Shelly enough for everything! I am almost speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for meeting with me today, I feel much better. Thanks again for everything, you are the best 🙂
It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday and thank you so much for your help. I learned a lot by coming in and talking to you and I'm glad that I did...I thank you for taking the time to listen…
Once again, I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work J I don't mean to sound redundant but I am very appreciative of your efforts.
The response is as always well drafted and addresses the point appropriately. Thank you for your response.
Thank you so much for continuing to guide me in the right direction. I can't tell you how good I feel about your involvement in this matter.
I want to recommend my new attorneys because they have given me new hope, protection, respect and the advice I never got from my former attorney. Unfortunately, I didn’t find them until too late in the process but I decided…
Thank you so much for calling me yesterday, I appreciate your support and guidance. Thank you again for being there for me.
I'm glad I have someone like you in my corner looking out for me.
It was a pleasure having your firm represent me and I was very pleased with the service and attention I was given.
I really do appreciate everything that you have done for me over the past couple of years. For me, it has provided a level of closure...so I feel like I am truly able to move on and start over and…
Shelly, Wow I am impressed!!! Thanks so much. I am quite sure the response from [opposing party] will be significant. I will keep you apprised. I actually feel relieved today is over and feel good having stood up to him…
Shelly, thanks so much for your call, I feel much better...I know what to say now and have you for a backup.
Jessica, I really appreciate everything that you and the Law Firm are doing for me. Thanks so much again.
Thanks very much, Jessica. I appreciate all of your assistance and responsiveness in this matter.
Ms. S called and asked I relay to you how appreciative she was to have such a great lawyer. She wishes that she would of found you a long time ago! She thanks you "millions and millions."
I felt so much better after meeting with Ms. McKeon. I felt like she was a perfect fit for me.
I would like to thank all of you for all of your help. It is rare to find people that genuinely care. The level of compassion and expertise were well above any expectations. I am truly grateful for your help.
Thank you very much for the wonderful job you all do, I hope to be a great lawyer like all of you in the future.
I recommend that you contact attorney Shelly McKeon for legal counsel in connection with your separation and possible divorce. Shelly is a very experienced litigator who is often ranked as one of the area's best divorce lawyers. She is, in…
Jessica, I appreciate all the hard effort.
Thank you for all of your help. Everyone there has been so helpful and supportive. I really appreciate it.
Thanks again for taking the time to speak with me last weekend. No matter what the outcome, your halp Thanks again for the help - I wish I had you fighting for me since day-one.
Well ladies, a successful day yesterday, thank you all for your part in that.
Thank you again for all your hard work, you are pretty amazing!
Since I didn't get to see you yesterday, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all the hard work you did for my brother. It has been a pleasure and our good fortune to have you,…
Thank you so much for your amazing professionalism and support during this process. This is as good as an outcome as I could have hoped for given the situation and I owe it to you and Shelly!
Thank you for all of your support, help and wisdom today. It has been quite a rollercoaster ride the last two years, but I am grateful for all the legal advice that I have received from The McKeon Law Firm.
Thanks for caring; it means a lot to me. That's what makes you guys, The McKeon Law, different and special. I really just can't imagine where I would be without you guys!
Shelly, Thank you so much for putting up with me and getting me through all of this. I have appreciated everything that all of your office has done for me. Thanks for everything.
Shelly is a very experienced litigator who is often ranked as one of the area's best divorce lawyers. She is, in addition, an absolutely lovely person. Every client I have ever sent her way has loved her, and has been…
I love it!! Happy is an understatement. You guys have been great!! I really feel that a good divorce attorney really needs to be good in both law, being able to deal effectively with clients like me and to protect…
You guys are the absolute BEST!!!! You all have really been a blessing!! Thanks!
Thank you for your reply. I feel much more comfortable now... Thank you again for your thorough and considerate reply - I have the best lawyers in Maryland!
I was very happy with Ms. McKeon and came away feeling she was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and very clear in her answers even though she knew there was a chance I would not be retaining her on a permanent basis.…
Outstanding! Thank you so much for your help. Your guidance and knowledge of the law was incredibly helpful. I will certainly recommend your Firm to my clients.
Shelly and Jessica, Thank you very much for all your help and support through the process.
Thank you for today. I feel very well represented and supported by you and your Firm!
[Following an initial client consultation] Shelly, I was really impressed with your knowledge and willingness to work in your client’s benefit.
[Following a final divorce hearing] Thanks for this morning, you were just perfect and what I needed as I almost lost it. It was much appreciated!
From an opposing counsel My thanks to you for your cooperation and for helping bring this matter to a satisfactory resolution. I appreciate it.
Thank you for your work on my case, you were a great help.
You are an amazing attorney. I cannot thank you and everyone else enough for all the hard work you have put in during the past few weeks.
This has been an awful time for both [spouse] and myself, emotionally, and I truly appreciate the role that the McKeon Law Firm has played. I needed an advocate who would protect my interests but not inject additional rancor, and…
Thank you so much for your patience and professionalism.
You have been outstanding! If I ever need assistance in the future, I will definitely be back to you. Thank you so much for everything.
...wanted to thank you for your time last week. You really helped me keep focused when I needed it.
Thanks again for all of your help with these [financial] statements. They rank 2nd in the "worst part of this whole experience" category, but you made finishing them so much more bearable!
I cannot thank you enough for spending a few minutes today to...advise me on my custody modification case... The short time talking with you has done wonders for my spirit and hopes. ...you've been a "great" help and again I…
It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with you yesterday. I really appreciate the advice you gave me concerning my situation. I have confidence in the work that your firm does. I have read reviews and that strengthened my decision…
Just a quick note to say thanks to each of you for the work you put into yesterday! Seeing the preparation and expertise that each of you put in was astounding in comparison to the other attorney. Kudos to the…
Thanks for your professionalism and be sure to let your team know how much I appreciate their professionalism as well for all their efforts and research in this matter. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your services...
Shelly: I appreciate your meeting with me this morning. I was extremely impressed by your knowledge and advice as well as the rapport we seemed to have. You have put my mind at ease to some aspects of a divorce.…
Thank you for everything. It is really important at this time to feel like someone is helping to protect my family, and I believe you are doing all you can. Please know how much I appreciate that.
Jessica, thank you for acting so quickly on this issue. The letter is great as is; it precisely describes the situation, and I value your efforts on my behalf.
Shelly, you are amazing. You have done a beautiful job on this. How are you able to distill all of my ramblings and angst into such a straightforward document is amazing! This looks great. Again, thank you for coming up…
I feel so relieved and at peace now that this is over. Thanks so much for all you did to get things done and ease the burden and worry for me. You were very efficient and kept things focused and…
Thank you very much and I greatly and sincerely appreciate the wonderful job you did yesterday. Drafting and crafting a settlement document which contained approximately thirteen pages isn't easy, especially having to do it while sitting across from [opposing counsel].…
I want thank you both personally for all your hard work. This is a very stressful time for me and I am very grateful that you are fighting so hard to let the court hear my case. Thank you Shelly…
Jessica, my family and I are very thankful and appreciative of all you have done so far in my case.
Thank you Shelly for your firm's hard work on my case that seems never ending. I feel truly heard, supported and so well represented. Because you really listen to what I say along with your attention to detail, knowledge, experience…
Dear Shelly, I feel fortunate to have you as my lawyer. I respect you highly for your skills and ethics.
Dear Jessica, All I have to say is 'Thank You' from the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of my family as well, may God continue to give you the wisdom and strength to do your work in guiding…
Shelly and Jessica Words can't express my sincere thanks, appreciation, and gratitude for the exceptional quality customer service and care you have provided to me for nearly two-years. I have received stellar representation and candidate straightforward legal advice from McKeon.…
Jessica, Thank you so much for your time and support. It was great meeting you and you are wonderful! I feel so much better having your guidance.
I sincerely appreciate everything, and how superbly and professionally McKeon represented me from the start to the end.
Dear Shelly and Jessica, Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and support during this hearing today. It does not go unrecognized. I thank you from my heart the overtime and heart and soul you put into protecting my daughter and…
Shelly, ...I don't know what I would do if you weren't my attorneys... Indebted,
Jessica, Just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work. I'm happy with the support and the outcome of my case.
Jessica, Thank you for helping me understand the process today, and I appreciated the way you listened, and explained all the options.
Dear Shelly, Jessica, Thank you so much for all your help with my case. I am so grateful to have you and words cannot express how I feel. Shelly you presented my case so well and I am thankful. Sincerely,
You are awesome and I am confident in your skills and ability so [my son] will be ok and all will be right in the world.
As always you ladies are so gracious in your approach to everything and I am grateful and thankful! I am sure I have not been the easiest client in the world to deal with yet you remain supportive and committed.…
Jessica, this lifts an incredible weight from my shoulders. Thank you so much for your expertise and help. I am glad it worked out this way.
Thank you Jessica. You and Shelly have done an exceptionally great job! Thanks again.
Thank you Jessica for the excellent job in getting this completed. We will contact you if we need any further assistance on this or other matters that may arise. Best wishes.
I know that you are the expert and that you will represent me in the best way possible. I have a lot of faith in you.
Thanks for excellent work!
Thank you so much, Shelly! I have been so fortunate to have you represent me, and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you and your wonderful associates!
Jessica, thank you for representing me today. I was very happy for your calm and reassuring support.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your hard work thus far. Words cannot express my gratitude for everything you have done thus far. Thank you.
Hi Shelly, Just wanted to underscore that I am truly glad that you have been the person to walk with me through this difficult journey. I am finishing this path in the company of someone that I respect and trust;…
Thanks so much for EVERYTHING!! I am happy it is over and feel good about it – I really appreciate all you did to help me through it. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Shelly, Thanks again. The draft marital settlement agreement looks great; thanks for all the work. My father and I have reviewed it and are very impressed with all the work.
Shelly, I want you to know that I appreciate everything you and your law firm have done on my behalf. Excellent work madam!
Thank you for the update. Thank you for all of your help everyone. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thanks.
Thank you so much, Jessica! You have no idea how reassuring it is to get this update from you. The information elucidates the steps and highlights the stutters in the process, understanding the nuances of the path forward truly helps…
Jessica, Thank you again for your assistance with my divorce case. It has been a pleasure working with you!
Jessica, Thanks again for all your excellent advice.
Thank you so much, Jessica! And, you proactively answered the questions that I was planning to ask! Also, [the settlement attorney] spoke warmly about how nice it was to work with you. I will elaborate in person, but [opposing counsel]…
Jessica, Thank you so much for the super AWESOME news!!!! Without you this was impossible and I thank you for all you do. Thank you very much Jessica, you are the BEST!
Thank you so much for working with me. Responding and taking action quickly on my case, I wanted my case finalized before the holidays, mission accomplished.
Jessica, Shelly, Thank you so much. Thank you both for your time and the kindness and understanding that was apparent throughout the process. Please also thank your staff that was a pleasure to work with. Sincerely and respectfully,
Thank you, Jessica! I am not a "last minute" person, and all of these "down to the wire" actions are freaking me out. So, I really appreciate your patience and your responses. The McKeon Law Firm rocks!
Dear Shelly, Jessica, Thank you so much for all your help with my case. I am so grateful to have you and words cannot express how I feel.Shelly you presented my case so well and I am thankful. I know…
Jessica, You are amazing thank you so much for the wonderful news! And, I am just so grateful for everything that you and Shelly have done to help me with every aspect of my divorce. The McKeon Law Firm has…
Jessica, Thanks for your efficiency! [an opposing counsel]Jessica, It’s been a REAL pleasure to work with you. I tell everyone about your awesomeness!
Jessica and Shelly, Feeling great affection for the both of you, and my whole gol-darned family voices great appreciation for your efforts on behalf of their daughter, sister and aunt!
Hi Shelly, Thanks for the quick response and information. We will not ever be able to thank you guys enough. Best,
Hi Shelly and Jessica, The letter is perfect, as written. As usual, I cannot thank you enough; the careful crafting of this correspondence speaks to the dedication and commitment you always bring to your efforts. I feel so fortunate to…
Shelly, Thanks for all your help, you helped me rebuild my confidence. Vest best,
Shelly and Jessica, You guys are incredibly good at what you do. Additionally, we had a mutual respect that is imperative for a good client/attorney relationship in obtaining the best result possible. I could never thank you guys enough for…
I do greatly appreciate all of your advice and everything that you have done to help.
Thanks again for the outstanding legal counsel you provided in this matter. Regards,
I was very pleased with the services received. Thank you.
I just wanted to first thank you guys for all of your hard work. We were really impressed with the way you put all of the evidence together.
As I’ve said before, I really appreciate all of your help. You’ve been wonderful throughout this (very stressful) process and I can’t thank you enough.
I very much enjoyed meeting Shelly and appreciated her wise and practical counsel. I feel fortunate to be working with her.
Shelly...It was a comforting experience to see you again. You so deserved the article to say you are one of the best in the area. Thanks for your support.
Dear Jessica,... Thanks for your assistance with our case, it all went very smoothly.
Thanks very much, Shelly. I appreciate this guidance very much as well as your conscientiousness.
Shelly,... I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully doing more work with you. After all, you are the BEST 🙂
Jessica ...Thank you so much for your time and effort! ...and expediency!!!
Shelly, Thanks for your time today and giving me an experience of 'being heard'.
Jessica, ...I can't say enough about how wonderful you've been. Thank you for all of your hard work and I wish you continued success.
Hi Shelly, ...McKeon has handled all divorce proceedings very calmly, effectively, efficiently, and professionally...
Shelly, ...Thank you for being so diligent in all this -- and positive and creative. It feels really good to have a savvy legal team and it makes the process more interesting and even entertaining (as a good puzzle can…
Thank you Jessica. As always, it was a pleasure working with the McKeon Law Firm. Hopefully this issue has been put to rest. ...
Hi, Jessica/Shelly: Thanks for all your help ... Without your help I [would] be so devastated. I really appreciated your help...
Dear Shelly, Jessica, ... I have always said this and stand by my words that you guys have offered the best advice.
Hi Jessica, ... You and Shelly and the rest of the firm have made this as easy as it possibly could have been, and I am so grateful for your assistance.
Shelly & Jessica, A heartfelt thanks for your creative and zealous representation.
Thank you for meeting with me and guiding me with this complaint. I really appreciate your insight and experience in the matter.
Thank you so much Jessica. It has been a pleasure working with you and your team as well. I'm so grateful for everything you all have done. Jessica, thank you for being so efficient in what you do as a…
Again my best to all of you for being supportive, not only as my counsel, but I made new friends.
Jessica, I am impressed with the speed and quality of your reply . . . I hope that you will remain with my divorce until it is complete. You have my confidence.
I just wanted to say that I appreciated the combination of your warmth & your professionalism yesterday.
Thanks so much for your very detailed and keen attention - you are so tuned in and I couldn't be more grateful!
I greatly appreciate all the effort Jessica Kern put in working on resolving our case and will gladly refer services to McKeon Law Firm.
Just read through the entire document again and want to again express my appreciation for the excellent work you guys are doing in my behalf!
Thank you, Jessica. .... thank you for helping me to be a stronger person.
Thank you Shelly, I really mean it. Not just for being so professional, precise and fast. But also for the strength and calm you are able to transfer.
Hi Jessica, Shelly, and Charlene First... thank you for your work and attention to detail during this process. I appreciate your effort and good results.
Thank you for working with us. Shelly, you and your firm have been amazing. It's because of you and your staff that our son is now in a safe, stable environment. Thank you for everything.
It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you also... Thanks so much for your services Jessica!
I appreciate your help and support throughout this difficult process.
… thank you to you and your team for all of your hard work and dedication. I feel vindicated the judge saw our side.
Thank you for today and reminding me what the bigger picture was.
Thank you for all of your hard work and professionalism yesterday.
Thanks for making this process easy for me. Glad it had a positive outcome!!!
I appreciate everything that your team did in processing my divorce last year. Good work!
Shelly and Jessica, Thank you both very much for all you have done to work on my case. I know it is not done but I do feel some relief, just a little less stress for the time.
Jessica, I really appreciate all you have done for me, especially listening to my story. You are very patient and a great listener.
Shelly, Jessica: It's been a long road, and I appreciate all the advice you've provided. You were right from the beginning that [opposing party and counsel] would be a difficult combination, and I'm glad you were there to help me…
Jessica, Thank you so much for handling my case!! I very much appreciate all the help.
Dear Jessica, Thank you for being with me and support me for the scheduling hearing, mediation and the evaluation on Monday. I can't make it without your help.
Thank you SO much. Best money I have spent, in recent memory! I truly appreciate your help & speed in handling this. Take care!
Dear Shelly, Thank you so much for the wonderful consultative session which I had with you last week. Your advice was perfect!
Dear Jessica, Thank you so much. I enjoyed meeting you. It is important for me to know that I have professionals I can turn to when I need help and guidance. Thank you for your support!
… my first consultation with Shelly was sublime. She was smart, engaging … look forward to working with the entire team …
I can not thank you enough for all your help and all your hard work. Thank you Shelly!
Special thanks ... for their prep work in advance of the hearing and a ... stellar performance at the hearing. [Spouse's] ex-wife is unlikely to make any further complaints. Great teamwork! Glad you are on our side.
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One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce involving children is determining custody of children. It’s an emotional process…