The best family lawyers know that there are few practices areas as complex as family law, and not just for legal reasons. Emotions run high, and the cases are always deeply personal. The attorneys at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik have been assisting clients in navigating this rocky terrain for close to four decades, with tools from alternative dispute resolution (including negotiation, mediation, and Collaborative Law) to more traditional approaches such as litigation. What sets KSFM apart from other firms is its lawyers’ collective ability to bring empathy and practicality to the table—in addition to experience, creativity, and legal analysis—regardless of which path to resolution clients ultimately choose. “Our commitment to helping clients make the best decisions they can is matched only by our drive to treat each case with sensitivity and compassion,” says Paul Smollar, a partner in the firm. “That is our firm’s founding principle and what has driven us since day one.” That drive is reflected in the firm’s preeminent reputation across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia in all aspects of family law, including property division and custody matters, child support and spousal support, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, same-sex families, and international family law matters. Considering its reputation and track record, it’s no wonder KSFM and its attorneys have earned countless accolades from prestigious legal organizations, including consecutive recognition from Best Lawyers for all its named partners for many years and a Tier 1 ranking in 2016 in DC for family law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers.