My partner, Sogand Zamani, and I founded Zamani & Scott LLP in 2010 because we are passionate about adoption and assisted reproductive technology and helping clients resolve difficult family law matters with dignity and respect.
Zamani & Scott LLP is a family law firm established to help clients start, grow, restructure, and plan for their families. To unwind marriages and long-term committed relationships in a thoughtful, holistic, and practical manner. We are committed to helping you accurately understand your options and achieve the best resolution possible in your specific circumstances. Zamani & Scott LLP is located in Washington, D.C. and services families in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Colorado.
Representative Family Matters. As a firm, Zamani & Scott LLP has significant experience representing individuals in the representative matters below:
• Individuals in same-sex relationships who seek a second parent adoption.
• Individuals, including foster parents, seeking to adopt a child in the abuse and neglect system.
• Children as a guardian ad litem in adoption and custody proceedings.
• Individuals involved in custody disputes.
• Individuals experiencing domestic violence who wish to pursue a protective order.
• Individuals seeking separation or divorce, as well as custody of minor children.
Employment & Employee Benefits
• Individuals terminated from employment who wish to negotiate terms of severance.
• Individuals seeking employment who wish to negotiate employment contracts, including independent contractor agreements.
• Individuals experiencing discrimination, including age, sex (including pregnancy), gender, ethnicity, race and other discrimination.
• Individuals seeking Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO), Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QMACO)
• Individuals seeking long-term disability benefits
Wills & Estate Planning
• Individuals seeking wills, living wills, financial powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and advance directives
• Individuals requiring assistance with wealth transfer and estate planning, including estate planning for same-sex couples.
2121 K Street
Washington DC 20037
We offer reasonable flat fees wherever appropriate, except for cases that involve litigation due to the unpredictability of litigation.
Our partners bill at $300/hour.
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We are available to our clients after hours should an emergency arise in their case.
My partner, Sogand Zamani, speaks French and Farsi.
I am passionate about family formation through adoption and assisted reproductive technology. I also believe that even the most difficult family disputes can be resolved in a dignified, respectful manner and that's where my collaborative training is incredibly useful.
Zamani & Scott LLP is a client driven firm. We always encourage individuals to educate themselves prior to engaging an attorney for any reason. It is our goal to empower our clients with the necessary information to understand their options and to make informed decisions.
We are happy to review any documents prepared by clients.
We will determine whether it is appropriate to coach a client on a case by case basis.
Prior to co-founding the firm, I was a supervising attorney with nationally recognized DC's Children's Law Center (CLC). During my tenure at CLC, I represented clients pursuing adoption, custody and guardianship, and served as a guardian ad litem (GAL) for children in custody proceedings and in the abuse and neglect system. I also served as a GAL for child witnesses in criminal matters and was appointed as a GAL in federal court. As a supervisor at CLC, I developed and oversaw litigation strategies, reviewed written pleadings, accompanied attorneys to court and supervised neglect, guardianship and adoption trials.
While at CLC, I was actively involved in the larger community by regularly conducting trainings for the Counsel of Child Abuse and Neglect Bar and in-house attorneys. I also collaborated with practitioners, community activists and D.C. Superior Court judges to develop strategies to help families navigate the foster care system as a member of the Abuse and Neglect Subcommittee of the D.C. Superior Court.
My early legal experience representing children in the abuse and neglect system both opened my eyes to the wide array of challenges individuals and families face and taught me how to effectively communicate with all types of clients.
Before law school, I taught English in Taiwan where I learned the art of patience and effective listening. After I became a lawyer, I continued educating myself in these practices by training with the Coaches Training Institute. Both experiences help me, as a lawyer, set aside my own filters, work with my clients facing difficult emotional matters to quickly ascertain their legal goals and empower them to make difficult decisions.
All of these experiences have enabled me to bring compassion into my practice — something that is often lacking in the practice of law.
As a firm, our strengths include the sensitivity we show our clients in the face of the often traumatic challenges they confront, while skillfully laying down legal options, providing our clients with clarity, and pursing our client's goals with vigor. Individually, I am incredibly enthusiastic, outgoing and people oriented. I am direct and straight forward with all of my clients.Personal interests:
I love spending time with my husband and my family who lives in Colorado. I also enjoy traveling, coaching and reading.
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