When you have domestic needs such as divorce, separation agreements, custody and visitation, support, valuation and distribution of property, paternity, adoption and premarital agreements, we can help you. We also help you with domestic violence matters, which may occur in a marital or non-marital relationship. When dealing with all of these issues, having a trusted advocate with whom you can easily communicate is especially important. We will always give you personal attention and keep you apprised of all important events.

Divorce, divorce-related and similar matters are especially difficult for you. Emotions are involved and children frequently get caught in the middle. Unpleasant fights frequently occur about issues large and small – including but certainly not limited to child support and alimony, division of cash assets, the marital home, children’s education, visitation and retirement benefits. Domestic violence cases are frequently – but not always, of course – brought to gain a strategic advantage rather than for any real safety concerns.  On the flipside, much domestic violence goes unnoticed. Neither extreme is good.  And even if you want to be divorced, the process is not pleasant. Under these circumstances it is especially critical for you to have an advocate who focuses on the important issues, and, as much as possible, help you avoid messy and unpleasant litigation.

Although we strongly advocate for you, we just as strongly disfavor scorched-earch, win-at-all-costs litigation. Many so-called “divorce attorneys,” advertise how tough they are, how they will fight, fight, fight so that you can win, win, win. All this does is turn an unhappy relationship or marriage into a devastatingly nasty separation or divorce. Children become pawns in the parents’ high-stakes chess game. This is the wrong way to represent you, and we won’t. What we do – and what all attorneys should do – is fight for fairness and equity, the welfare of the children, and insure that the solution – the divorce or separation – is not worse than a disappointing marriage. This avoids unnecessary pain for all involved, helps prevent the parties’ future life from becoming one round of litigation after another.