The practice of family law requires an understanding of both legal and human issues. While fully advocating our clients' legal rights, we also strive to be aware of the emotional and psychological impact of family disputes. We work with our clients to understand their uniquely personal concerns, and to pursue personal goals. We promote the resolution of disputes through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration so as to minimize the financial and emotional impact of a divorce. In cases where it becomes necessary to litigate, we are recognized for our ability to provide effective representation in court with attorneys who have tried a wide variety of civil cases.
Family law is one of the last areas of general practice. In order to properly represent people in family matters, one must be familiar with the issues that impact on a client in a divorce action, from personal tax matters, to bankruptcy, to business interests, whether they be family partnerships or closely held businesses. Our attorneys collaborate effectively with specialists in a variety of disciplines, such as accountants, business appraisers and mental health professionals to effectively advance our clients' cases.
Divorce represents a beginning as well as an end. In such cases, our goal is to help clients through what is often a painful and difficult process, to bring order out of what may seem to be chaos, and to enable them to move forward in their lives.
We also have a reputation in the field of mental health law, advising mental health professionals and patients, on such diverse matters as confidentiality of records, professional malpractice, payment and insurance issues, medical directives for health care and ethical privilege issues.
Firm Practice Areas
- Collaborative Law: Family Law
- Family Law
- Family Law Mediation