A Family Law Attorney in Washington DC and Maryland Committed to Helping You

Family relationships and personal wellbeing are fundamental in our society. Any change or disruption to your family must be resolved with skill and sensitivity. We represent those who have been rendered powerless in our society and work to help families grow strong and successful. At Braxton Legal, we work hard to reconcile difficult family situations that have legal implications. We can assist you with:

  • Guardianships
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Child Custody and Child Support Disputes
  • Neglect and Abuse Proceedings
  • Adoptions
  • Special Education
  • Collaborative Family Law Services

Braxton Legal has extensive experience and a deep commitment to representing children, parents, relatives and surrogate family members in child and family law proceedings. Cathy Braxton is one of only 400 family law attorneys across the United States who have been certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) by the nation’s premier child law organization, the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC).

Because many family issues can be resolved without reaching the level of formal litigation, we counsel clients on alternatives to litigation when dealing with family law issues. However, in the event that alternative measures cannot successfully resolve your issues, we zealously fight for your rights in court.

Special Education Law

Every school district is legally required to comply with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by identifying, locating and evaluating children with certain disabilities that negatively impact their school performance. Special education law exists to help parents and students ensure their school system is in compliance with the IDEA. Braxton Legal has a long, successful history representing parents or students of legal age against the District of Columbia Public School System.

There is nothing more frustrating for a family than when a child is having trouble in school and the local school system fails to address the child’s needs. This frustration can sometimes cause a child to be unfairly labeled as a behavior problem, allowing the school system to avoid dealing with the child’s underlying challenges to learning. If your child has been diagnosed with a disability that affects his or her capacity to learn and you feel the school system is not ensuring that your child is progressing academically, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your child’s educational legal rights. Even if there is no formal educational disability diagnosis but you believe he or she might have a disability that is causing a lack of educational progress, give us a call. We can work with you to find the answers you need to help you help your child.