Family law issues can be very hard. Our relationships with our spouses and our children are deeply personal and private, and it can be extremely uncomfortable to share them with lawyers and courtrooms.
As an attorney specializing in family law, I try to never lose sight of that personal element of the law. When you are my client, I treat you with respect and compassion as I help you find a solution to your issue that meets your needs and helps you get closer to your long-term goals.
At the same time, I also take a serious look at the legal and financial issues involved, drawing on my background in business and my 20 years of experience as a lawyer.
Every client deserves a personalized plan. For some clients, the best results can be achieved only by going to court. For others, a negotiated settlement will be the best solution. Mediation can be the best method of resolving disputes for others. And some clients may benefit from the approach known as collaborative law.
When I serve as your lawyer, I learn about you, your family and your situation. I discuss your legal and financial issues with you and I give you a thorough review of your legal options. I also give you honest advice and suggestions based on my years of experience helping people through situations similar to yours.
Most issues can be resolved without going to trial, but I feel it is important to be ready to argue your case before a judge if that is what is going to be best for your case.
I have been a lawyer for more than 20 years and have extensive experience arguing on my clients' behalf in court and at the negotiating table. However, I have also found that many clients can reach the best results through mediation and other techniques of collaborative law.
If it's appropriate to your situation, a collaborative approach can help you resolve difficult disputes over property and parenting without adding to your emotional distress, or fostering lingering anger. For that and other reasons, mediation and collaborative law are particularly good choices for cases where young children are involved.