Emotions run high in any family law dispute. It is very difficult to keep everything in perspective. Perspective is perhaps the most important thing your lawyer brings to your case. We know that often what you think you want today (full custody, the house, the car, etc.) may not be what will make you happiest several years from now.As attorneys, it's our job to consider your well-being in its entirety. We thoroughly assess your circumstances and then work with you to choose the strategy that fits you best from a full spectrum of dispute resolution options.The day you call Avery & Upton should be the day your situation starts to improve. To schedule an appointment, call us at 301-576-0950 or toll-free 1-866-919-9723. You can also contact us online and we'll get in touch with you.A Father-Daughter Team of Family Law Attorneys lawyers Bruce Avery and Prudence Upton are a father-daughter team with complementary skills: Mr. Avery is a Maryland leader in alternative dispute resolution, while Ms. Upton is skilled in adversarial litigation. Together with their associate, Suzanne Ryan, they handle cases covering a full range of family law situations. Mr. Avery is a former JAG attorney who has handled military divorce since 1976.Our Firm Avery & Upton is a team of three attorneys, paralegal, and staff. All lawyers and staff members at Avery & Upton work together on each case. Our clients receive respect, personal attention, and caring service. You will never feel ignored and you will always know what is happening in your case and why.Every Family is Different firm represents traditional and nontraditional families from across the world. We have had clients who have come from all religious backgrounds, ethnic backgrounds and social backgrounds. We also represent gay, lesbian, and other nontraditional families. Some of our clients are in families where the parties are married and some are in families where the parties are not married.In Litigation, No One Wins emotionally and financially, litigation takes an enormous toll on everyone involved. We do our best to minimize that toll and only to take actions on your behalf that don't make your conflicts worse.To learn about what you can expect going through your case as a client at Avery & Upton, see the Client Handbook we give each client.Whether your case involves the new Maryland child support calculator, a military pension, or other family law matter, we encourage you to learn more about our firm, either by exploring this website or by calling us to schedule an initial consultation. You can call us at 301-576-0950 or toll-free 1-866-919-9723 or you can contact us online anytime. Our office is located in Rockville, Maryland, and we serve clients throughout Montgomery County.