Molly McGuinness Saxon

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Washington, DC

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
 | 1129 20th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-466-8960
Fax: 202-293-8103
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Attorney Molly McGuinness Saxon is an associate with the Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP law firm, which has three office locations throughout the Greater Washington, D.C., metro region. A highly rated attorney with over seven years of legal experience, Ms. Saxon devotes her practice primarily to family law and helping her clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements regarding all aspects of divorce.

    Possessing a diverse background that includes an undergraduate degree in psychology, Ms. Saxon is better able to address her clients' emotional reactions to the divorce process. Whenever possible, she encourages non-adversarial approaches to settling divorce matters, including child custody and support, property division, and other related issues, rather than having to rely on contentious and costly litigation. However, should a client's case need to go to court, she will not hesitate to advocate strongly on behalf of the rights and interests of those she serves.

    In all cases, Ms. Saxon is fully committed to working to do what is necessary to help her clients achieve the favorable outcomes they seek that align with their specific needs and goals. The personalized support and exceptional service she provides has helped establish her reputation as a compassionate attorney who genuinely cares about her clients' situations and helping them through their difficult and uncertain times.

    A 2007 graduate of Georgetown University, Ms. Saxon attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2010. The Maryland State Bar Association admitted her to practice that same year, and The District of Columbia Bar admitted her in 2012. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

    Active in her legal community, Ms. Saxon is a member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, where she serves as co-chair for the organization's social committee. She is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and The John Carroll Society, and she is a former member of The Montgomery County Maryland American Inn of Court.

    Devoted to her local community as well, she volunteers her time and services with the self-help clinic and the attorney negotiator program sponsored by the District of Columbia Superior Court, and she is a founding member of the Catholic Charities Legal Network Young Lawyers' Committee.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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    About Molly Saxon

    Admitted: 2012, Washington D.C.

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District of Columbia
    • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
    • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
    • Maryland
    • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
    • Montgomery County Inns of Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • District of Columbia Superior Court, Attorney Negotiator Program, Volunteer
    • District of Columbia Superior Court, Self-Help Clinic, Volunteer
    • The John Carroll Society
    • Catholic Charities Legal Network, Young Lawyers’ Committee Founding Member
    • Montgomery County Bar Association, Social Committee, Co-Chair 2015-Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Maryland Law Makes Divorce Easier But Is Still Protective of Children, 2018
    • How Do I Initiate “The Conversation” About Divorce?, 2018
    • If I Suspect My Spouse of Hiding Assets in Our Divorce, 2018
    • Will My Attorney Have My Back in My Divorce?, 2017
    • How Long Will It Take Me To Get Divorced?, 2017
    • FTLF Associate, Molly Saxon, Organizes Charity Bike Ride at Zengo! Benefiting Leveling the Playing Field, 2017
    • Can I Open My Spouse’s Mail if We Are Separated?, 2017
    • How Can I Get Divorced If My Spouse Has Significant Mental Health Issues?, 2015
    • How do alimony and child support differ when it comes to taxes?, 2015
    • If I Have No Funds In My Name, How Do I Pay For My Divorce?, 2015
    • I Just Received an Inheritance – How Does That Affect My Divorce?, 2015
    • Am I Separated?, 2014
    • FTLF Family Law Team Cycles for the Future, 2014
    • Mary “Molly” McGuinness Joins Family Law Practice Group as Maryland Litigator, 2013


    • Do You Have to Share an Inheritance with Your Spouse If You Divorce? Molly Saxon – Senior Associate Washington, DC Divorce Attorney, Molly Saxon discusses whether an inheritance is subject to division or consideration when two people are getting divorced. If you receive an inheritance, it is typically considered non-marital property in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, if it is kept separate. That means if you keep inherited funds or property separate and apart from other funds or property and don’t use it for marital purposes, it will typically be considered your separate property. Marital purposes would be using inherited funds towards a down payment on a home, or to pay down a mortgage on a home, or to pay marital expenses. Also, if you deposit an inheritance into a joint bank account, or even into a bank account that is separate that has marital funds, it could be considered to be commingled, which means that it could be later subject to consideration or division when divorcing. An inheritance could be considered in a marital settlement if one spouse has a significant amount of inherited funds and the other spouse does not. If there is income from inherited assets, that income can be considered when determining child support or alimony obligations. My advice to someone contemplating divorce is to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and if you have the right team supporting you – that you will get through this difficult and challenging time. My goal when working with clients is to help them find their new normal. Even though things can’t stay the same, that can often be a good thing.  , Do You Have to Share an Inheritance with Your Spouse If You Divorce? , 2019

    Educational Background:

Georgetown University, B.A., 2007
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    Office Location for Molly McGuinness Saxon

    1129 20th Street, NW
    4th Floor
    Washington, DC 20036

    Phone: 202-466-8960

    Fax: 202-293-8103

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    Last Updated: 4/29/2019

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