Steven Goldman

Steven Goldman

Curran Moher Weis, P.C.
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Virginia
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Steven Goldman is a Partner at the Law Offices of Curran Moher Weis, P.C., one of the premier family law firms in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

Through zealous advocacy, a well-balanced approach to negotiations, and a strong financial background, Mr. Goldman has had success litigating and settling highly contested divorces, custody matters, support matters, and other areas of family law practice. His success has earned him a positive reputation from his colleagues and peers in the matrimonial bar and, at the age of 30, he was recognized as one of the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in Long Island, New York under the age of 45. Mr. Goldman has since been recognized as one of the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in Northern Virginia under the age of 45. He also receives AV Preeminent® ratings from Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, with “High Ethical Standing”, a testament to his reputation among his peers. In 2018, Mr. Goldman was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, a distinction earned by only 2.5% of all attorneys in Virginia and Washington, DC.

Collaborative law and Mediation have become vital tools for Mr. Goldman as more and more clients have been drawn to methods of practice that keep families out of Court (generally referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution). As he puts it, most clients don’t define “success” by winning at trial, but rather by accomplishing the following objectives: 1) making the process quicker and more efficient; 2) gaining control over their case instead of leaving it in the hands of a Judge; and 3) lessening the hostility between the parties so that the family can continue to manage its affairs in an amicable fashion. If practiced effectively, it can also have the added benefit of saving families tens of thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent in litigation.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland
New York
Virginia
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Curran Moher Weis, P.C.
- Current
Of Counsel
Joseph Law Group, P.C.
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Associate
Law Offices of Sari M. Friedman, P.C.
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Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (2008) | Legal Practice
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State University of New York - Binghamton
B.S. (2005) | Business Management
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0/10.0 Rating
Avvo
Ten Leaders of Matrimonial Law - Age 45 & Under
Ten Leaders
Professional Associations
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
Virginia Association of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
Membership Chair
- Current
Virginia State Bar # 88165
Member
- Current
DC Bar Association
Member
- Current
New York State Bar
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
How a Collaborative Divorce Can Save You Thousands
Curran Moher Weis, P.C.
Effects of the House's "Tax Cut and Jobs Act"
Curran Moher Weis, P.C.
FAQ About Prenuptial Agreements in Virginia
Curran Moher Weis, P.C.
3 Strategies to Keep Your Divorce Out of Court
Curran Moher Weis, P.C.
Hiding Assets in a Divorce
Curran Moher Weis, P.C.
Certifications
Collaborative Professional
IACP
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Can a mother file for child support from the father when both parties only have joint temporary custody?
A: In a word, yes. While the Court may deviate from the standard support guidelines if the parents and the children are all living under one roof, it is still an issue that the Court will determine.
Q. Father wants to stop paying bills, he is the sole provider, can he legally just stop paying?
A: While there is nothing currently stopping the Father from taking these actions, the Court can act on this and require the Father to pay the bills or pay the Mother support. This is what is referred to as a pendente lite order (pending the litigation). This stays in place throughout the duration of divorce proceedings until there is a final resolution of the matter. A pendente lite motion can often be heard by a Court in a week (and certainly before there is any effect from the non-payment of the mortgage).
Q. I received a letter from the judge stating "the court cannot enter the final decree of divorce 20-91?
A: There could be many reasons why a court did not enter a final decree of divorce. Section 20-91 of the Virginia Code references the acceptable grounds for divorce in Virginia. It is possible that the requisite grounds for divorce have not been met. The most common occurrence for this is when a divorce is based upon a separation, but the length of the separation does not meet the state's requirements (1 year, or 6 months if there are no children and the parties signed an agreement). Again, there could be other reasons, which is why it would be helpful to consult an attorney regarding the filing of these documents.
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Curran Moher Weis, P.C.
10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Telephone: (571) 328-5020 Ext. 104
Old Town, Alexandria (Satellite Office)
106 North Lee St
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA
Toll-Free: (571) 328-5020