Former Military OfficerWe believe our intense focus on military family law gives us an edge in the cases we take on. Dondi West is a qualified legal professional with an assorted background in family law and other areas of the law. As a former military Officer, he can apply his extensive experience as a family law attorney, to any family law situation and apply practiced legal strategies. He understands military life, and he can make this process easier for you.
The Law Office of Dondi West specializes in assisting military personnel with all family law & divorce issues. We understand just how difficult it can be to deal with this traumatic event. You or your spouse may be on agreeable terms and trying to work things out, however, a divorce still requires a legal process that needs to be filed properly in order to ensure the terms of an agreement.
The divorce agreement needs to work for both parties and ensure your children (if you have any) are protected. Our law firm offers a free initial case evaluation at any of our firm’s convenient locations. To discuss your particular family matter and have us evaluate your case, contact us so we may determine how we can help. We will take the time to understand any concerns you have and to properly address any questions. We can provide you with important information about your rights and options, which will assist you in making the right decision about your case. With any case we represent, our principal goal is to provide the level of representation that our clients require and deserve.
Divorce Lawyer Servicing Military FamiliesThrough its vast experience in Military law, The Law Office of Dondi West services all branches of the Military, making it easy for our military personnel to quickly and rapidly get through their divorce proceeding. Whether you are an active or retired member of the Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps, our law firm is ready to help you resolve the serious matter that lies ahead of you: divorce. Having to face legal issues such as divorce can come as a disheartening event for any person, but an attorney can help provide you with the legal knowledge you need to make it through. Filing for divorce comes with many difficulties, including making decisions regarding child custody, child support, alimony / spousal support, and visitation rights; your lawyer will be able to provide you with information as to your rights to help support your decisions.
Our firm specializes in assisting military personnel to rapidly get through the difficult process of a divorce and all that it entails. Filing all the legal paperwork and knowing exactly what is needed to rapidly conclude your family law matter is one of our specialties. Little to nothing will be needed by you in order to obtain the best outcome for your divorce situation.
Why Hire a Military Divorce Attorney?While you can attempt to file for divorce yourself in court or during mediation, doing so may lead to negative consequences on the result of your divorce agreement. There are specific legal proceedings and filings that will deal with a number of important issues that will ultimately impact your future. Issues that need to be addressed are spousal support, child custody and support, visitation rights and division of property are just a few of these. An experienced Military divorce attorney will observe your interests and effectively guide you through the legal procedure. The end result will be an outcome that is beneficial to you and your children.
Founding attorney Dondi West and his staff are experienced in assisting military families in arriving at a quick and equitable divorce settlement. Contact The Law Office of Dondi West today for compassionate assistance and experience in handling any divorce situation for your military family.
Areas of Focus for Military Divorce LawyerThe Law Office of Dondi West has a varied and knowledgeable record of family law and is able to represent you in any issue that you may require assistance with. With the experience serving on active duty in the military, Dondi West can quickly and rapidly move your divorce case to a beneficial conclusion. Some of the issues we can provide legal defense for are:
- Divorce Mediation
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Division of Property
- Spousal Support
- Paternal Rights
- Restraining Orders
- Domestic Violence
Dondi West's Bio
Because of his love for the law, Dondi West, a former Naval Officer, counsels individuals and small businesses on a variety of issues including: Family Law, and Issues Affecting Veterans.
Attorney Dondi West has over 10 years of experience, which includes serving on active duty as an Information Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy and acting as a consultant and trusted advisor to Department of Defense organizations.
Dondi West, as a former Naval Officer, is dedicated to issues affecting veterans, military professionals, and their dependents. To that end, Dondi also assists veterans and military service members with issues such as VA Benefits and Disability Claims, Military Family Law, Security Clearances, and other issues impacting the lives of service members, veterans and their dependents.
Dondi West earned his Juris Doctor at The University of Maryland School of Law, where he was an editor on the Maryland Law Review, all while working full-time as an active duty Navy Officer and later as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilon. In addition, Dondi received a M.Sc. degree in Applied Information Technology from Towson University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Alabama A&M University.
A proud native of Selma, Alabama, Dondi currently resides in Maryland with his wife Kim and has three sons Dondi Jr. (12), Zion (6) and Zamar (1).
Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law
B.S. Mathematics, Alabama A&M University
M.S. Applied Information Technology, Towson University
Graduate Certificate, Information Security and Assurance
U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School
Navy Cryptology Officer Basic Course