Family Legal Planning

When you’re facing a difficult family law matter, you may feel that your world is crumbling down around you. Even if you and your spouse or partner agree that the split is necessary, it can be daunting to face the task of disentangling your lives at a time when emotions are high and the future seems uncertain.

We understand that every family is unique and requires a personalized plan. Our firm is committed to providing compassionate and straightforward representation for individuals going through this difficult and challenging experience. We can help light your path when the future seems dark.

  • Divorce and annulment: Divorce is more than just the end of a marriage. Preparing for divorce and carrying it out can signal the beginning of the next chapter of life. Get off to a fresh start on solid footing with the help of an experienced family law attorney. We pay special attention to unique aspects of individual cases, such as division of assets in a “gray divorce” for people over age 50 or a divorce that occurs before and after bankruptcy.  When a marriage is found to be invalid for any reason, annulment may be the appropriate legal conclusion.
  • Child custody and child support: Issues involving children are high-stakes matters for both parents and children. That’s why child custody and child support sometimes turn into legal minefields. Parents’ firm focus on their children’s well-being does not end when a marriage or domestic partnership dissolves. Securing the child custody agreement you need will directly impact your relationship with your children. Ensuring that child support levels are appropriate allows both parents to maintain financially stable households while ensuring that the needs of their children are met.
  • Stepparent adoptions and other private adoptions: Adoptions are generally happy events, but an adoption can also be complex and high stakes. We can guide you through the processes of an adoption or establishment of a guardianship for grandparents or other non-parents.
  • Custody and support modifications and enforcement of court orders: Family law agreements are built with an eye toward the future. However, not all developments are foreseeable. When the conditions of an agreement need to be changed, we can help you secure a modification to reflect current circumstances. When the other party is not meeting his or her obligations, he can help you petition the court to use its power to force that person to honor those obligations.