Divorce & Family Law

Child Custody Laws

Family law, divorce, child custody and child support issues are emotionally difficult for clients  because of the uncertainty they introduce into your life.

What will happen to my child? How will I support myself? How much property will I get? Will a prenuptial agreement protect me?

The list of worries and concerns is endless.

Our Three-Step Approach to Divorce and Family Law

The good news is that our three-step approach to divorce and family law puts you back in control. It’s simple. It’s straightforward. And it’s worked for our clients again and again.

“Our three step approach to divorce and family law has worked for our clients again and again.”

Step One: Listen

In order to help you with your divorce or family law issue, it’s crucial that we understand not only the facts of your case, but what’s important to you, what you care about, and, at the end of the day, what specific results you want.

Again, it sounds simple, but we’ve found that the more time we spend with you exploring these issues at the outset, the less time it takes to actually address them in the legal process.

Step Two: Explain Rights/Procedures and Establish Expectations

Once we understand what’s going on in your life, we can tell you about your legal rights, obligations and what you can realistically expect to happen. We also will review the procedural steps you need to take in order to enforce your rights.

Most people breathe a big sigh of relief after this step. The unknown becomes known and uncertainty gives way to empowerment.

Step Three: Develop a Plan of Action

Step three is all about team-work. Together, we develop a plan that puts you in control of the legal issues you are facing. This plan likely includes some level of formal legal action, but ideally, this is kept to a minimum.

The focus here is on nonjudicial resolution of issues. That is, we work with other parties to reach agreement on as many issues as possible, thereby narrowing the number of disputed issues. In so doing, we speed up your case, limit your exposure to stressful legal proceedings, and let you get on with your life.