Family Law, Mediation, and so much more

Family law encompasses a wider array of services beyond divorce, legal separation, child custody, timeshare and child support. I provide high quality and affordable family mediation services. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in both domestic and international adoptions and I streamline the process, making it a time to celebrate. On the other end of the spectrum, since 2006 I have represented parents as well as children from neglect and abuse actions all the way termination of parental rights. Family is important to me.

Divorce proceedings can be especially painful for everyone involved. While some view it as merely a legal action, I take care to help those involved understand the complex interplay of emotions and family dynamics that drive the decisions that people make in the midst a total upheaval and reorganization of one’s life. Not only do I want you to know someone is in your corner, but I want to help you think of lyour long-term health and the well-being of any children involved. This means that I firmly advocate for you while avoiding the tactics used by some that actually increase conflict and costs.

One aspect of family conflict that I am particularly sensitive to is domestic violence. In additional to the decade of legal practice in family law, I provided child protection and domestic violence services prior to law school. My years with social services attuned me to the particular needs of those who have experienced family violence and the ongoing cycle of control that can play out in legal proceedings. This experience also creates a degree of effectiveness in mediating for couples where violence has occurred and the ability to offer a safe space for resolution on equal footing to occur.

Please schedule a no-risk consultation. It is vital in a family law matter that your lawyer is a good fit and so there is no charge if you choose to retain someone else.