Forward Thinking Family Law Since 1994

Selecting a Divorce Lawyer

Think you want a “shark” as your lawyer?

When you call our office for an appointment, you will speak with a staff member who will check for conflicts (to determine if we have advised your spouse or someone close to your case in the past and cannot represent you) and the jurisdiction (can we…

When you need to get a second opinion

When we face a major medical procedure, we accept the fact that it’s wise to get a second opinion. The same is true in divorce. If you are unsure that the advice you are receiving from your lawyer is correct, it’s wise to get a second opinion. T…

What Do You Want from Your Lawyer?

Our firm asks our clients to critique their lawyers and our service at the end of their case.  We  find that their comments help us to improve our procedures, our physical plant and other aspects of our service delivery.  Most of these questionnai…

Why do Lawyers Make Things so Darned Complicated?

For most couples, getting their finances divided is complicated.   Add to the divorce process that usually one member of the couple wants the divorce and the other does not and you have a complicated emotional situation.  Often the partner who wan…

When Trying to Save Money on Your Lawyer Ends up Costing You More

Sometimes clients tell me they want me to act in a limited role. They will settle some aspects of their divorce alone.  That’s fine, provided they understand the issues.  When they settle without understanding the ramifications of their actio…

Financial Considerations in a Divorce

Lately, a number of potential clients have come in to explore getting a divorce.  Some were employed outside the home; some not.  Some had high income wage-earning spouses.  Some had well-paying job themselves.  The common thread was that they ha…

What is Appropriate Behavior by Your Attorney?

If your goal is a common sense, harmonious conclusion to your marriage and life beyond, then be certain you select a lawyer who shares that vision - all the time.

What Should I Bring to the First Meeting?

Many attorneys prefer to give tailored advice during the first meeting with a prospective client. This requires you to be prepared for that first meeting. If your prospective attorney has a website, study the materials regarding divorce on that websi…

Thinking of Doing Your Divorce Yourself? What Can Go Wrong?

It is enticing to think that you could save the money of paying lawyers to represent you in the divorce. Unfortunately, lawyers also have the reputation of stirring things up, so let’s keep it amicable and keep the lawyers out of it. What can g…

Feel Like You are Flying in a Cloud?

For some people, going through a divorce is like flying in a cloud.  You can’t see anything.  It’s frightening, especially when you realize you are the pilot of this craft.  What to do? Get good advice.  Divorce is a very difficult em…