Family law is never easy. Not because the law is complex, but because more often than not the families are complicated. Families today can have two traditional parents, two moms, two dads, unmarried parents, divorced parents, remarried parents who blend their families, and even grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren as if they were their parents.
Still, our goal is to provide you with simple, straightforward, and affordable solutions for your family law problems.
When family law disputes arise, the nature of the family unit changes forever and each member
of the family is affected. I believe that how you ultimately survive the change is dependent on how you approach finding a solution that will resolve the problem. Adopting a scorched earth policy may make you feel better during the battle, but you will spend considerably more in legal fees without gaining a significant advantage, and you will alienate more of those you love.
The law will impose solutions that are equitable, not equal. This means that the law may have very different ideas about what is fair than what you think is fair. My job is to educate you about the law, how it affects your rights and responsibilities, and what actions you can take to obtain the best outcome possible for you and your family. There is no such thing as a cheap divorce or inexpensive custody battle because the emotional costs incurred in ending a marriage are always high, but there are ways to minimize legal fees incurred in the dissolution process and with post-decree proceedings. Post-decree proceedings are disagreements that may arise after your divorce is final or after you put a parenting plan into place. In fact, when I represent you, I focus on strategies that will put you in a better place for moving forward so that you can find solutions on your own.
And, if like so many, you intend to marry again or enter into committed relationships, we can recommend ways to plan. I know that there are lessons to be learned from the past so that you can solidify relationships going forward.
We represent clients in the following family law matters:
Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage);
Custody (Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Decision Making);
Relationship nuptial agreements (pre-nuptial and post-nuptial).
Fees for family law matters are typically billed on an hourly basis; however, we can provide
unbundled services for specific matters. Unbundled services are best for those of you who
believe you can arrive at some sort of agreement without the assistance of counsel, but would still value the benefit of legal review and advice to ensure you understand your responsibilities and fully protect your interests. Regardless, we will work with you to make sure you are proceeding in the best manner possible.