Domestic Relations Advocacy (Family Law Representation)

Domestic relations law encompasses all matters having to do with marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, and other issues relating to family relationships. Advocating for clients in this area may be done through either litigation, or using collaborative law, where the parties agree not to use the court to determine the outcome of their case.  


If you are involved in a domestic relations matter, you need an attorney who will listen to you and provide you with the information you need.  Your attorney should work with you to help you achieve your goals in the most effective manner.  Your attorney should help you to identify and consider your needs and goals, and discuss how to achieve the outcome you desire.  Your attorney should not pressure you to hire them or file a lawsuit unless you wish to do so.  

Your first meeting with me will be a consultation.  I will listen to you and learn about your situation and your concerns.  I will answer your questions and provide important information. I will offer strategies and suggest options for you.  We will discuss your goals and your budget.  If you wish to hire me, and I agree to take your case, you and I will together decide on a course of action that best meets your needs.  If children are involved, we will discuss important issues relating to the children to ensure their interests and needs are protected.  The cost of your consultation will be applied in full to your attorney fee if we decide to work together and you retain me at the conclusion of the meeting.  If I do not offer to take your case for any reason, the consultation fee will be promptly refunded to you.


One of the worst mistakes anyone can make with regard to their domestic matter is to fail to get information when it is needed.  People tend to be extremely hesitant to consult with a lawyer about a domestic relations matter.  It may feel like a betrayal of your spouse.  It may feel like a step toward breaking up your family.  In fact, meeting with a lawyer is the only way to ensure you have the information you need in order to make decisions that are in your best interests and your children's best interests whether you ultimately decide to initiate a legal proceeding.  If you are involved in a domestic matter or expect you will be in the future, you should become informed as to your legal rights sooner rather than later.  Doing so will allow you to avoid mistakes that could have negative consequences for you or your children in the future. 

Contact me to schedule a time to talk about your family law matter.