How We Are Different
If you meet with me to discuss a family law dispute, rather than immediately discussing how we can defeat the other side and our battle plans, I'll discuss with you your options - negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, or litigation, to help you decide which option is best for you. I no longer take on litigation matters, but can refer you to attorneys in the area if that is what you need.
You can visit these pages on the site to learn more about Collaborative Law and Mediation:
and visit this page, How We Are Different - Family Law, to learn more about the firm's approach to family law matters.
Sometimes litigation is needed - the only way to protect yourself or your children. But often the litigation process itself -- moving farther and farther apart into enemy camps as a trial approaches, makes things worse.
For estate planning, we'll plan for how to pass on your assets and how to protect the assets you leave to you family; and how to be sure your children are raised by who you want, in the event something happens to you. A focus of the work, however, will also be to plan for ways to help your family avoid conflict in the future if you become incapacitated or when you pass away. Often, our being sure you talk with your family about the plans you are making and why, and what is important to you, can help. We can help you go through the process of having this conversation with family members.
Much of our approach to estate planning comes out of experiences I had myself, as a loved one became ill and passed away, and of managing a family trust. You can read about some of the origin of our approach to Life and Estate Planning in our Firm Story, and more about How We Are Different.
Call me at (954) 636-7498, or use the Contact form on the website, and we can discuss how I can help