Family/Probate/Estate Planning Law
Family Law often involves clients who may have never before been involved in a legal action and are dealing with personal losses due to divorce or otherwise. These types of cases can include a variety of legal issues such as allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), parenting time (visitation), child support, maintenance (alimony), and even issues concerning special needs children, domestic violence, psychological parent, adoptions, etc. With more than 25 years of experience, our attorneys understand the sensitive nature of such cases and the importance of accessibility, prompt communication and responsiveness in resolving these matters.
Whether it’s a simple property division divorce for a short-term marriage, or a complex dissolution of a long marriage, which might include business valuation, self-employment income, bankruptcy, etc., we educate the client and provide the level of representation needed to bring about fair and appropriate results as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Probate and Estate Planning are other areas of law relating to family matters, including issues after the death of a family member or loved one. From handling the probate of a simple will to detecting and pursuing improper administration and/or distribution of estate assets (including through appeals), we can provide experienced assistance. In addition, our attorneys also have experience in the areas of: estate planning – wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc., and guardianships and conservatorships – working hard to ensure our client’s rights are protected.
We understand the emotional issues associated with these family law matters and are sensitive to the need for parties to work through the significant changes in their lives. We provide for negotiating from a position of strength and wisdom, and tailor our approach to the specific client and case needs. In fact, we often succeed (where others have failed) in de-escalating the fight and avoiding games and emotional manipulation attempted by opposing parties.
And those times when settlement efforts fail, we position the client to understand the issues and litigate to a successful conclusion, determining, after thorough discussion with the client, when to be aggressive and when to work cooperatively and employ these skills to ensure the client’s best interests are served.
We are not intimidated by difficult, high conflict cases. Our proven methods for keeping our client on the right side of the line while ensuring that the other party endures the consequences of their misbehaviors, have successfully reduced conflict in even the most egregious cases. These strategies help to bring about resolutions, especially healing in those cases involving children.
We offer a generous free consultation to anyone to answer questions and concerns about their case or situation, taking the time to learn about the potential client and their case, and educating them about the law and philosophies for effectively addressing the problems they face.
Our goal is to economically assist the client in positively resolving their issues, proven by our success rate over the years and the fact that most of our referrals in family and probate law come from existing and prior clients. Have a question? Don’t hesitate to contact us.