I am a solo practitioner; my firm was established in 2008.
This is a family law firm focusing on divorce, child custody and support, adoption, guardianship, and domestic violence.
Bachelder Law Office LLC
250 Cushman Street
Fairbanks AK 99701
No. I charge $250 per hour for a consultation. Consultations are 60 minutes long.
$300 per hour.
Office Hours by appointment. Office hours are 8pm to 5pm; closed for lunch 12-1pm.
Before I attended law school I worked as a counselor for eight years and testified in court. I learned that law and the needs of families were not compatible. This led me to attend law school. After eight years as a criminal defense and child protection attorney I was appointed as a magistrate and family law standing master. After serving for 11 years I started my private practice in family law in 2007.
I educate clients on legal issues and encourage those who cannot afford an attorney to consult with a lawyer as a coach or to review documents.
I am happy to review documents prepared by clients and Alaska law encourages attorneys to do so.
I encourage this and have served as a coach.
As often as possible. The traditional adversarial system harms families. I attempt to collaborate with opposing counsel early on to minimize conflict.
I delegate work to my paralegal whenever it is appropriate to reduce fees.
My diverse experience, 23 years of experience and my ability to form good relationships with clients. I am an experienced attorney with people skills. Having been on both sides of the bench I have a unique perspective.
I spent one year as a clerk for the Alaska Superior Court, eight years as an Assistant Public Defender in Alaska, and eleven years as a magistrate and family law standing master for the Alaska District and Superior Courts.
My education and work as a mental health counselor and a mediator make me a better lawyer.
I have strong interpersonal communication skills and a collaborative law style.Personal interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family.
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