Few legal areas are as emotionally charged as family law, primarily for the litigants, but also for the lawyers and judges involved in the cases and even the public at large. In divorce and child custody cases in particular, the adversarial process has increased tensions between the parties that do not abate even when the process is complete. As a result, many states have begun to explore other, non-adversarial alternatives, such as mandatory mediation, which can save time and money and preserve relationships to the extent possible. Mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes provide an option for those who prefer to stay out of court. ADR provides many potential advantages for most cases, including reduced cost, faster resolution, less emotional stress, and the ability to construct solutions outside of the authority of the courts.
We have extensive experience in family law and represent clients in the following areas: divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, arrearages, visitation, temporary orders, legal separation, premarital agreements, domestic abuse, mediation, arbitration, spousal support, modifications, judgment enforcement, grandparents’ rights cases, guardianships, and all other financial or property-related disputes.
We represent parents and children in matters involving social services and allegations of child abuse and neglect.