"Family Law disputes can be
highly emotional experiences. It is important that clients have
the confidence, security and knowledge to make crucial decisions
about the future and feel as protected as possible.
"I feel children
are the foundation of the family structure and that's why the foundation
of my approach to Family Law is the children. During Family Law
disputes, perspective can be difficult to maintain, especially when
it may seem as if your life is out of control. When this happens,
it is often difficult for adults to understand just how much their
own conflict may impact the life of their child. It is my goal to
honor my clients' needs while encouraging and assisting them to
remain positively focused on the best interests of their children.
For me, clients are more than just legal cases and a job. My emphasis
is on the total person, their families and their lives in crisis.
"In divorce cases, the loss
can be devastating to everyone involved. It's important to take
the necessary time to deal with the loss, the emotion and the confusion
that can often accompany a divorce. I am acutely aware of the stress
my clients are experiencing, from custody and property issues to
the expense of a divorce. My objective is to help clients view their
divorce as a 'family reorganization' rather than an end to the family.
"Success in handling Family
Law disputes should be focused on achieving a good result, but not
at all costs. Family Law cases do not have to be hostile. I encourage
clients to settle their agreements amicably out of court whenever
possible. However, in the interests of justice, or for the sake
of the well being of children, sometimes there is no alternative
to litigation. If so, you can be assured that I will be an aggressive
advocate for my client. I consider your unique situation, carefully
examine the facts and research the law as it applies to your case.
I believe that there is no substitute for hard work and preparation.
Above all else, it is my intention to conclude every case with the
client feeling that their goals have been accomplished with professionalism,
integrity and in a way that leaves them prepared to embrace with
confidence whatever their future brings. It is a priority for me
to offer clients support and compassion along with reasoned, solid
"Whether you are seeking to
end your marriage, or your spouse is seeking a divorce, I can help.
Whether you are able to resolve your remaining differences outside
of court, or need experienced and skilled representation in litigation,
I can help. As families and their needs change, modification of
agreements and orders sometimes become necessary; I'm always available
to my clients should that need arise."