a few words about us

After practicing family law for over twenty-one years it has become clear that the most important factor in family law is the process.

The longer I do this, the more I realize how important the process is to the outcome. In the vast majority of cases the substantive issues are not that complicated. Once the proper process is selected the substantive issues will be resolved. How do you get from where you are now to where you want to be, with a signed separation agreement? This is the most important question in family law. Once this process question is answered the substantive issues such as children, assets, income, will be resolved within that process. All of my clients use one of the processes described below to achieve resolution.

Welcome to the world of family law.

I hope your stay here will be brief and that you can move on with your new life shortly. You have come to the right place to find a solution to your issues. This website gives you a good introduction to the substantive issues, such as custody and access, child support, spousal support, tax issues and property division. It also outlines the process issues. How are you going to get from where you are now to where you need to be? I offer a free, 30 minute phone consult to help answer that question with the end goal having you holding a fully signed separation agreement with terms acceptable to both parties.

My Approach to resolving family law issues. We bring a common-sense and mindful approach to our clients. Our goal is to get you in and out of the settlement process as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Some lawyers tell clients to sit in the corner, be quiet and to only speak when spoken to. This is not the relationship that I have with my clients. This is a partnership. I know the law and have worked with clients through thousands of separations. However, the client knows his or her life history, desires, goals, his or her spouse, his or her children...I believe it is possible to be both a zealous advocate and an enthusiastic peacemaker without sacrificing the needs and safety of my clients.