We represent clients in a multitude of family law areas. These areas include divorce, paternity, the enforcement or modification of divorce or paternity judgments, child support, maintenance (alimony), the division of property and debt, and all related matters.
We understand that the period surrounding any family law dispute is an emotional, difficult and confusing time, especially when children are involved. Our aim is to serve as a trusted and supportive legal counselor. Our clients want the peace of mind which comes from knowing that they, their family and property are protected.
With that goal in mind, we listen and respond to our client’s questions with care, compassion, concern, intelligence and creativity. All questions are important. Clients want to know about their rights, responsibilities and liabilities as they go through any family law matter.
We help our clients put their affairs in order for dealing with divorce and life afterwards. It is important to put into place someone other than the divorcing spouse to make financial and medical decisions for our client and the children in the event that our client becomes incapacitated. It is also important to change the estate plan so that the other spouse does not get our client’s estate upon death. We discuss with our clients the importance of being properly insured and being able to financially care for themselves now and in the future. We make certain that assets are titled properly and beneficiary designations for life insurance, annuities, individual retirement accounts and qualified retirement plans such as 401(k) plans properly reflect our clients’ wishes and goals. We educate and empower our clients toward a positive and hopeful future.
We guide our clients through the family law process. At the outset, we pursue a problem-solving approach because studies show that families do better if they reach an agreement rather than having a judge decide for them. On the other hand, if our client’s spouse is not acting in a reasonable manner or is making unreasonable demands, we have strong and effective trial skills to protect their interests and rights.