Practice Area:

Family Law

Most legal issues involving the family will be stressful and emotional. I will direct your case in an intelligent and productive manner. You will receive honest advice and efficient results. You are entitled to updated information and consultation at all times.

My practice makes use of the following methods for dispute resolution:

  • Cooperative Divorce:
    This method is based on mutual desire for settlement on good faith commitment by the parties to adhere to certain principles. The parties will act civilly at all times, disclose all relevant information promptly, cooperatively use experts (appraisals, child specialists) and use good faith in negotiations.
  • Collaborative Law:
    The parties pledge in writing not to go to court, engage in full exchange of information, and create a solution that takes into account the priorities of each spouse and the children. The parties and their lawyers meet face to face outside of the courtroom to find the best settlement.
  • Litigation:
    Each party hires an attorney to resolve, in a more adversarial context, certain issues such as valuation and division of assets, custody of children, and child support. Although both sides will attempt to resolve the matter outside of court, judicial intervention will be sought if an agreement cannot be reached.
  • Mediation:
    A process by which a professional mediator facilitates agreement between the parties in a private setting. The mediator does not make decisions about the disputed issue, or offer advice. Mediation is required if there are any issues concerning child custody or placement. The mediation process may involve lawyers and various experts to assist the parties in establishing agreement.