Unfortunately, at some time or another over your life, you may need representation in the area of domestic relations, or family law. Many lawyers practice family law but family law is not for every lawyer. In my approach to family law, my priorities are the very difficult personal issues these cases present, the complexities and subtleties of the law in this area and the basic reality that no one really ever “wins” a long, drawn-out and contested family court case.
Most aspects of the law of divorce, child custody, support, alimony and other commonly encountered family law issues are relatively well-established. In other words, most competent family lawyers will identify and approach similar legal issues in similar ways. The biggest difference you may find between family lawyers is not how they handle the law but rather how they handle their clients. This is the characteristic that distinguishes my practice of family law from so many other lawyers out there doing similar work.
It is not uncommon for people to find themselves in family court at some of the worst and most stressful times of their lives. A good family lawyer will first try to figure out what you hope to achieve out of a case. Oftentimes, this is a more difficult question than it may appear and the answer may change over time. It is not my role as your lawyer to tell you what you want to achieve from a case; my role is to offer legal advice and recommendations most likely to result in what you identify as important to you.