My first responsibility as a divorce lawyer is to protect the rights and interests of my clients. There are situations that demand that I vigorously litigate to protect the interests of my client and my client's children. In my view, however, the entire family often pays a heavy emotional price for intense and protracted conflict in divorce cases. Sometimes, my client and the children carry the scars of divorce conflict with them for the rest of their lives. I have the skills, training, and experience to help defuse conflict in cases where it is possible to do so.
I represent clients in matters involving
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support and Spousal Support
Resolution of Complex Property Issues
Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
In situations that do not require traditional litigation and where a more peaceful approach is appropriate, I negotiate with the opposing attorney to reach a settlement that is acceptable to both parties. Many of my clients can benefit from Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, such as the non-adversarial approach of the Collaborative Process. The collaborative approach can reduce the stress and bitterness of the divorce process while also reducing legal costs.
Whatever the circumstances, I work closely with my clients to protect their rights and interests and to achieve a divorce settlement that benefits them and their children. I place a high priority on keeping my clients fully informed of what is happening in their cases.