Areas of Practice
DOMESTIC RELATIONS & FAMILY LAW ISSUES
Basically, Domestic Relations/Family Law is a term used to describe the laws and rules developed regarding family relationships. This body of law reflects the values that society shares regarding the family unit and how people within the family unit treat each other. These laws govern how these issues will be handled when conflict arises within the family unit.
We understand that contemplating divorce is a difficult decision. It can be one of the most challenging decisions that a person must make. We are here to give you personalized attention and representation and to help you understand the steps that have to be taken in making the decision to divorce. To this end, it helps to understand the basics of divorce law. During a consultation with the attorneys, we try to help you to understand the basics and will assist you in understanding the difference between an uncontested divorce and a contested divorce. During the meeting between you and a lawyer, you explore such areas as, Division of Property, Settlement, Mediation, Types of Custody, if children are involved, Alimony, Child Support and many other issues. Each case rests on its own facts and circumstances and the pleadings that are filed in the case must reflect the individual differences between families, their problems and their needs. You can count on us to assist with every aspect of these issues that evolve in your case.
We try to help you to know what to expect and how you must prepare to make the appropriate decisions during this process. While we are here to be aggressive advocates for you and get the best settlement for you, we also are here to educate you as to what is reasonable and equitable. We will not make false promises but will educate you so that you will be comfortable with the process. We make every attempt to place you in the best financial position to protect yourself and your children.