At my law office, my practice encompasses all of your legal needs in matters of legal separation and divorce and related issues. These encompass divorce, separation, custody, property issues, and other disputes that arise from the process.
I begin by listening to your situation and what you want to accomplish. I use my extensive knowledge of the core issues of any separation or divorce - child and spousal support, child custody and visitation rights and property division towards helping you achieve what you want, in alignment with the laws of our state. Having an attorney represent you is advantageous for a number of reasons but key amongst those is the fact that how issues are settled now will, to a great degree, negatively or positively affect your life in the future. Commonly, a divorce can be so unsettling that you may not be looking ahead to important financial matters, how child custody and visitation will be taken care of and won't know the court's guidelines on these matters. Additionally, divorce can swiftly become adversarial and emotional and a dedicated family lawyer will be needed to see that your goals are kept in mind and achieved.
Who gets custody of the children, who retains the family home, how are your property and assets divided, how your credit can be protected and many other questions all require legal answers. For some, it is vital to know the differences between divorce and a legal separation so that they choose the one that is best for them. I strive to provide the full and factual information on which you can make informed decisions. Once those decisions are made, it is my job to get them implemented.
If your divorce becomes contested, final judgments will be made by the court based on input from your attorney. You want to be represented by someone who has a background of court appearances and success in this arena. As a former prosecutor, I know court procedures and how to achieve a favorable judgment on my client's behalf. At the conclusion of your legal separation or divorce, you want to walk away knowing that you did the best for you and your family and that is what I am here to assist you to accomplish.