Firm Overview

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.

Example cases

Representative Family Matters. As a firm, Zamani & Scott LLP has significant experience representing individuals in the representative matters below:

Family Law
• 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.

Main Office

Main
2121 K Street
Suite 900
Washington  DC  20037

Phone
  • (202) 510-9112
Fax
  • (202) 510-9152

Fees

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We offer reasonable flat fees wherever appropriate, except for cases that involve litigation due to the unpredictability of litigation.

Hourly Rates

Our partners bill at $325/hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

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.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

My partner, Sogand Zamani, speaks French and Farsi.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

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.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

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.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We are happy to review any documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We will determine whether it is appropriate to coach a client on a case by case basis.

Sara Scott

Sara represents individuals in all types of family law matters. Sara believes that every person who wants a family should have the opportunity to build one and has a passion for family formation through adoption and assisted reproductive technology. Sara represents Adoptive Parents, Intended Parents, including gay and lesbian individuals and couples, and Birth Parents in Adoption Proceedings and Assisted Reproductive Matters. Sara also represents individuals in custody, dissolution and divorce proceedings. Along with her collaborative training, Sara is a trained mediator and assists clients resolve their disputes in a dignified, respectful manner.

Sara has a strong belief in service and began her career with DC
License
  • Bar Number: 497619
    District of Columbia , 2006
  • Bar Number: 36900
    Colorado , 2005
Education
  • George Washington University
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
    Washington, DC
    Member of the Trial Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution Boards. Student attorney with the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic.
  • Stanford University
    Bachelor of Arts , 2000
    Stanford, CA
    Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

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