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What Role Should Parents Play in a Divorce Case? Offit Kurman Family Law Attorney Joe Condo Shares His Experience in Washingtonian Article

0328_OffKur_Tysons_RJoseph A. Condo, a principal with Offit Kurman’s Family Law Practice Group, was recently featured in a Washingtonian article about divorce trends among millennials and members of Generation X. The piece, which appeared in the magazine’s December 2016 issue, profiles several people who are experiencing divorce in their 30s and early 40s—and seeking help from unconventional allies: their parents.


Although the article primarily explores the ways in which parents provide support to their children during family law disputes, Joe shared a story about parental intervention in a case becoming a burden rather than assistance:


Joseph Condo, a principal at Offit Kurman, recently represented a young woman splitting from a wealthy husband. He says things were going well for their side: “The husband was putting a lot of money on the table that wasn’t required, ostensibly because he felt bad about the breakup of the marriage.”


The woman could have walked away. But then, Condo says, her parents convinced her to demand substantially more. Condo, who no longer represents the client, predicts they’ll cost their daughter both emotionally and financially.


To read the full article, click here.


As a member of Offit Kurman’s Family Law Practice Group in Tysons Corner, VA, Joe Condo represents individuals and families involved in a wide variety of divorce, financial, custody, support, and marital property issues. Joe has also appeared in the Washingtonian‘s annual lists of the Washington, DC area’s best divorce lawyers since 1981, and has been chosen by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ever year, beginning with its first edition in 1983. To get in touch with Joe, click here.



Joseph Condo

Joseph Condo

Joe Condo focuses his practice in the areas of family law. Recognized as one of the most accomplished and proficient family-law attorneys in Virginia, Joe Condo has been in practice for 40 years. He has been included in all of Washingtonian Magazine’s lists of the Washington area’s best divorce lawyers since 1981, described in the magazine’s February 2009 issue as a “Virginia legend” who “knows how it’s done.” He was chosen by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America beginning with its first edition in 1983, and has been listed in each edition since.






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