Upper Marlboro Men's Divorce Lawyer

Estate Planning
Estate Planning

Our law firm is uniquely qualified to design estate plans that help families build, manage, and protect wealth for their own enjoyment and for future generations.

Divorcing a Narcissist
Divorce Law

Our experienced team handles a variety of divorce-related issues, such as defending or seeking alimony, child support, and the division of marital property.

Divorce for Men
Family Law

In addition to divorce law, we also take pride in offering family law services such as mother’s and father’s rights, child custody, paternity, and protective orders. We strive to help families reach an amicable solution when possible.


Carmiece T. Graves

Carmiece T. Graves, a native of New York City, embarked on a remarkable journey to becoming a distinguished attorney in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Her life’s path traversed through various corners of the United States that shaped her experiences and influenced her commitment to community and service.

During Carmiece’s adolescence, she lived in a variety of places, such as Hawaii, Georgia, and Kansas, before returning to Brooklyn, New York, where she attended high school. During these years, Carmiece wasn’t just academically inclined; she also displayed her talents as an alto saxophonist, a track and field athlete, a cheerleader, and a dance performer, which showcased her versatility and drive.

Her journey continued into higher education at the State University of New York at Oswego, where Carmiece immersed herself in academic and leadership roles. She demonstrated her financial acumen and leadership abilities as Treasurer and later President of the Accounting Society. Additionally, her dedication to academic excellence was evident through her role as a math tutor and her historic appointment as the First Black Assistant Director of Finance for Student Affairs.

Carmiece’s commitment to fostering unity and empowerment among women of color was evident in her cofounding of the Young Enlightened Sistas organization. Her leadership and dedication to revitalizing minority student organizations earned her recognition as the First Queen of the Black Student Union and left a lasting impact on the campus community.

After graduating with honors and B.S. in Accounting, Carmiece embarked on a career that seamlessly blended her financial expertise with her passion for advocacy. She initially worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP, before transitioning to nonprofit leadership as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Helping Children Work, Inc. Her journey eventually led her to Howard University’s School of Law, where she excelled academically and served as a Senior Editor of the Howard Law Journal.

Upon graduating from Howard Law at the top of her class, Carmiece’s legal career soared as she entered the realm of mergers and acquisitions. Her commitment to pro bono estate planning services underscored her dedication to serving her community. In 2009, she was appointed as a Senior Advisor for the Department of Interior under President Barack Obama’s administration, further solidifying her reputation as a leader in law and public service.

In 2012, Carmiece established the Law Offices of Carmiece T. Graves, PLLC, where she continues to specialize in estate planning and family law, serving the Prince George’s County community with integrity and expertise. Admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and federal courts for Maryland, DC, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Carmiece’s legal prowess is matched only by her commitment to community engagement and service.

As a distinguished Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. member, Carmiece remains actively involved in legal advocacy and community service. Her leadership roles within the sorority’s North Atlantic Region and Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter underscore her ongoing commitment to empowering others and effecting positive change within her community. Through her dedication to law, service, and leadership, Carmiece T. Graves continues to make an indelible mark on both the legal profession and the communities she serves.

Client Testimonials

Carmiece Graves turned a very emotionally fraught time in my life into awesome learning and growth experience. She assisted me and my family with restructuring of a custody agreement. Further, assist me with addressing child support claims. Allowing us to grow and focus on the benefits of co-parenting without emotional animosity. As she predicted we are now co-parenting successfully with healthy relationships for all parties involved. I have recommended her services several times over and everyone has had a successful outcome.

Aaron W.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I had researched and talked to a couple of firms before committing with Ms Graves. Her professionalism, clarity and measured perception of our situation was convincing. She was proactive and informative through out the process.

Adey A.
Excellent service. Carmiece Graves provides great service. She is very professional and courteous. Please make sure you give her a call for all your family law needs.
Cavin M.

Carmiece Graves turned a very emotionally fraught time in my life into awesome learning and growth experience. She assisted me and my family with restructuring of a custody agreement. Further, assist me with addressing child support claims. Allowing us to grow and focus on the benefits of co-parenting without emotional animosity. As she predicted we are now co-parenting successfully with healthy relationships for all parties involved. I have recommended her services several times over and everyone has had a successful outcome”.

Daniel W.

The consultation with Ms. Carmiece Graves was an enlightening experience. With her wisdom and experience of family law, she was able to help me find my true purpose as a father. I did not want to end my consultation because the gem dropping was profound. I acquired three pages of notes and advice on how to begin the communication for my daughter’s prosperity. I am grateful that she proposed to try a less aggressive course in my situation. Furthermore, I enjoyed the Zoom medium for this consultation because I saw and felt how she is passionate about family law. Lastly, if I decide to pursue representation to change my custody arrangement, with out a doubt I would have Ms. Carmiece Graves, Esquire in my corner because I believe your lawyer should be an extension of your legal desires.

Kai H.

From the moment I contacted the Law Offices of Carmiece Graves til the moment I concluded services, I was very pleased with the professionalism, empathy and understanding of my case. The staff were very helpful and informative throughout. I’ve dealt with lawyers in the past and Ms. Graves is second to none. I highly recommend this law office to anyone who needs a kind, caring and top-notch lawyer of the utmost integrity and professionalism.

Kent R

I’ve never been happier than the excellent services I received from Attorney Carmiece Graves and her entire team. Their legal services are top notch. When I reached out to her a few months ago, Attorney Graves assured me that she and her team will ensure I get justice for my case. I believed her because despite the fact that I paid for only 1 hour of consultation, she spent an extra free 30 mins, counseling me like a sister and assured me that they’ll work very hard to ensure I get justice. They did not fail me. I got a fair justice yesterday and I’m so overwhelmed with joy.
Before the final court hearing, she and her team walked me through the entire process, so I came into the court with confidence and no anxiety.
If you’re looking for an excellent Family Lawyer, please reach out to the Law Offices of Carmiece Graves. You’ll NEVER be disappointed.

Nene S.

Carmiece Graves Video Podcast

Listen and learn as Carmiece takes on problem spouses, busts myths about estate planning, and shows you how to balance love and money while protecting your rights. Stream anytime on the Carmiece Graves Law Channel.

Carmiece Graves Family Law: Cheating vs. Adultery–What You Need To Know!!
Carmiece Graves Law: Divorcing the Narcissist–What You Need To Know!!!
CGL: 2021 Giving Thanks Edition: Tips to Navigating Family Law During the Holiday Season–Part I
Coffee with Atty Carmiece Graves: How Survive a High Conflict Custody Case
Coffee with Atty Carmiece Graves: Understanding How Divorce Impacts Your Small Business
Coffee with Carmiece sponsored by the 360 Divorce Solution, the Wholistic Approach!!
Coffee with Carmiece-_Divorce Attorney–The Divorce Exit Strategy To Freedom!!
Coffee with Carmiece–Enforcing Your Court Order Custody, Access and Visitation
Coffee with Carmiece–Juneteenth Edition!!
Coffee with Carmiece: Tips For Surviving the Holidays During Divorce & Other Current Events
Coffee with Carmiece: 2021 Reflections & Family Tips on Defending Protective Orders!!
Coffee with Carmiece: Cardi B’s $1.2 Million Judgment Tasha K & Bankruptcy
Coffee with Carmiece: Co-Parenting During the Pandemic & High Conflict Custody
Coffee with Carmiece: Defending My Dads In Divorce–Alimony & Child Custody
Coffee with Carmiece: How Protective Orders Can Impact Divorce & Custody

Financial Issues

Maryland is an equitable distribution state, which means that if the judge must divide the marital property, they will do so equitably. An equitable division is not necessarily a 50/50 split; the court will consider all the relevant factors to reach a fair resolution. If the couple has a valid marital agreement describing property distribution, the court will honor it.

Either spouse could seek ongoing financial support from the other. If a spouse demonstrates a need for ongoing support, a court might award post-divorce alimony for a period sufficient to allow them to gain the skills necessary to be self-supporting. In some cases, when a marriage was lengthy or the spouse has a physical or mental health issue preventing them from being self-supporting, a court may award indefinite alimony.

Parenting Issues

When children are involved, a separating couple must agree on child support and custody issues before a court will grant a final divorce. A formula determines the amount of child support a parent must pay. This formula is based on factors including each parent’s income, work-related childcare expenses, children’s health insurance costs, and how much time the children spend in each parent’s home.

They must document these decisions in a parenting plan the court must approve. A parenting plan will specify the following:

  • Physical custody (where the children will live)
  • Legal custody (who will have primary decision-making responsibility regarding the children)
  • Visitation (how often the children will stay with the non-residential parent)

Parents can choose a joint custody arrangement, allowing the children to spend at least 127 nights annually in each parent’s home.

If the couple cannot agree on a parenting plan, a court will typically order mediation. If mediation and other attempts at negotiation fail, a court will determine a custody and visitation arrangement that the judge believes is in the children’s best interests. Regardless of the issue you are facing in your divorce, an Upper Marlboro attorney from our firm can help.

Men’s Divorce and Fathers’ Rights Attorneys

We guide you through the divorce process. Even if your divorce is an amicable one, it’s important to have your own attorney to ensure that you’re represented and that your voice is heard through each phase of the divorce proceeding.

The prospect of divorce can be terrifying for men, especially financially. If you have kids, you worry not only about having time with them, but also maintaining the resources to support them. So much is unknown. The future may seem like a big black hole. Proudly serving Largo, Upper Marlboro, and beyond, we can help you see the light and begin a new chapter.

Find Your Best Way Forward

There is light on the other side. You just need a guide to help you find your way through. At the Carmiece Graves Law Firm, we focus on men’s divorce and fathers’ rights so that you can move forward to your best future.

The experienced family law team at the Carmiece Graves Law Firm knows how to protect your assets and your family interests. With our unique comprehension of complex financial issues, we understand what to do—and what to avoid doing—to reach the best outcome for all our clients.

Divorce and Family Law Services

While we offer clients a singular expertise when it comes to financial matters, we also realize that family law issues strike an emotional nerve for everyone involved. You can’t simply crunch the numbers and expect to achieve a solution that works.

Instead, we approach each case from a fresh perspective and learn all about the issues and the people involved. Only then can we properly formulate a strategy to achieve your goals.

Options for Divorce

All marriages are different, and that means you can’t take the same approach to every divorce. Depending on the situation, we can work to resolve issues through mediation or collaboration, where both parties compromise to develop terms that meet both of their needs. Where cooperation is not practical, we are ready to fight to achieve your objectives through litigation.

Fathers’ Rights

In many instances, fathers need to take affirmative action to assert their right to be with their children. We understand what’s at stake, and we know the right steps to preserve your treasured family relationships and to enable you to be an active part of your child’s future.

Custody & Visitation

Despite what statutes say or judge’s profess, fathers still often have to overcome a prejudice in favor of mothers when it comes to custody decisions. We work hard to achieve the right balance of parenting time for your family and to give you a say in the life of your children.

Child Support

The impact of support payments plays a critical role in your future. We strive to ensure that all relevant factors are accounted for to develop a support arrangement that you can live with.


Circumstances change, sometimes overnight. When a change in job or other life factor requires a change in support, custody, visitation, or other terms of your divorce, we are ready to get the legal modifications you need.

Complex & High Asset Divorce

When one partner runs a business or couples own complex assets that can be challenging to divide, it can be hard to avoid substantial delays in the divorce process or a situation where one partner receives substantially less than they are entitled to. Our outstanding comprehension of intricate financial matters enables us to find the right solutions without unnecessary delays.

Alimony/Spousal Support

Alimony and maintenance payments involve issues that are emotional as well as financial. We know how to ensure that the court knows the important details of your situation so that the outcome is fair and reasonable.

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