Family Law

Our attorneys guide clients through the divorce process including, development of plans and agreements for the division of property, payment of support and custody of children. In the formulation of parenting plans and property/support agreements, we work with medical personnel, accountants, financial planners and valuation experts to ensure our client is appropriately advised of meaning and effect, including tax impact, of any proposed resolution of the matrimonial law issue at hand.

In addition, we assist clients when using the services of a mediator to aid in reaching agreement on family law matters. Our attorneys are trained in collaborative law for clients who wish to use the collaborative process to reach agreement and dissolve their marriage.

While we focus on resolution of disputes without unnecessary litigation, where a private settlement is not possible or appropriate, our attorneys are experienced in litigating divorce and dissolution issues.

We realize assistance may be needed after the divorce and provide continuing assistance to clients to address modification or enforcement of court orders regarding custody, support and division of property. Our attorneys also provide sophisticated premarital and post-marital planning for termination of a marriage whether by death or divorce. This generally means prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements (where allowed) and other estate planning.

By well executed planning, our clients can control the division and distribution of property and payment of support in the event of death or divorce, rather than simply submit to the laws of the state where our client happens to reside when the marriage ends.

We represent individuals in:

  • Divorce;
  • Dissolution;
  • Legal separation;
  • Annulment actions;
  • Paternity actions;
  • Child support actions;
  • Civil domestic violence cases;
  • Pre/post nuptial agreements;
  • Child custody;
  • Division of marital and non-marital property;
  • Valuation of assets including closely held businesses; and
  • Spousal support/alimony.