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Prudence Avery Upton

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Rockville, Maryland
Family law involves guiding families through their most difficult times -- divorce, custody disputes, support issues.  I do my best to get my clients through doing the least damage possible to the family relationships.  In many cases this results in some sort of agreement between the parties to resolve their dispute.  Sometimes, however, it is necessary to take the case through the court system to have a judge decide.  When that happens I bring my litigative skills to bear.
I am frequently appointed to be a Best Interest Attorney by the court to represent children in custody cases.  These cases are already contentious; otherwise the court would not appoint me.  When my clients are the children I make my own determination as to what is in their best interests and bring that to the court for the judge to consider in making the final decision.
Whether my client is the children or one of the adults, I look for ways to help them come to the best outcome, be it agreement or court judgment.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Support
  • Alimony
  • Domestic Violence
  • Separation Agreements

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Maryland


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. cum laude - 2002
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. cum laude - 1996
    • Major: History/English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Maryland Superlawyers Rising Stars, 2009 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Member of the Montgomery County Inn of Court for the 2013-2014 year, Barrister

Rockville Family Law Firm Avery & Upton

http://www.averyuptonlaw.com/ 301-762-7644 Avery & Upton is located in Rockville and represents clients in divorce and asset division cases throughout Maryland. Contact our Montgomery County family law attorneys to discuss your case.

Rockville Litigation Attorney | Avery & Upton

http://www.averyuptonlaw.com/ 301-762-7644 Rockville family law attorneys of Avery & Upton are experienced in complex divorce litigation cases. When a family law case needs to be resolved by the Maryland courts, we offer litigation representation.

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Avery & Upton
51 Monroe Street, Suite 701
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-576-0950
Toll Free: 866-919-9723
Fax: 301-762-8539
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