Building A New Life After Divorce
While divorce results in the end of a marriage, it also brings about a new beginning. My role as a divorce attorney is to help make sure that you exit your marriage on strong financial footing. This means making sure that your marital assets are divided fairly and that decisions concerning your children are made with their best interests in mind. My services include:
- Mediation services
- Consultation services
- Disputes concerning premarital and post-marital agreements
- Property division
- Debt division
- Spousal maintenance (alimony)
- Separation agreements
- Parenting time and decision-making disputes
- Relocation of a child
- Negotiation and litigation of disputes
- Post-divorce modification issues
My goal is to always try to negotiate terms and to reach settlements amicably. I apply my 40 years of experience in family law to achieve equitable settlements. Negotiated settlements reduce the stress, expense and uncertainty of the courtroom experience.
Using Mediation To Achieve Tailored Solutions In Divorce
A resolution arrived at between the parties and their attorneys is almost always preferable to one imposed by the court. By attending mediation with my clients, I can help my clients achieve a favorable settlement in a cost-effective manner. I am able to construct settlement agreements that are tailored to meet the needs of your family. My 40 years of experience provides the skills to resolve conflicts and develop creative solutions.
Divorce Agreements That Stand The Test Of Time
It is critically important that the terms of the divorce meet the future needs of my clients and stand the test of time for the emerging family. This includes the allocation of parental responsibilities, the equitable division of marital property, maintenance and child support. The working relationship between former spouses can be a productive and amicable one, or it can be destructive. I work hard to ensure that even though the marriage is over, former spouses are able to maintain a working co-parenting relationship.
I focus on accomplishing an equitable division of marital assets so that the financial needs of my client are protected on both a short and long-term basis. After the divorce is final, I continue to monitor the case to ensure that the agreements entered into come to fruition.
Experienced Counsel In Custody Disputes
For families that are faced with the challenges of transitioning their child(ren) between two homes, I am a committed and proven child advocate with extensive experience in child custody matters. Common issues that lead to disputes:
- Allocation of parental responsibility regarding decision-making
- Parenting time agreements
- Child support
I pay careful attention to ensure that the needs of all parties are considered and that the best interests of the child(ren) are always the top priority.
Marital Estates with Complex Assets
I have extensive experience representing clients with complex marital asset allocation issues. This includes helping clients identify and value marital assets. The distribution of these assets often triggers significant tax consequences which require careful consideration so as to avoid a negative impact on the overall distribution of the marital estate. These issues must be addressed in order to equitably distribute assets while protecting and preserving the marital estate. When necessary, I employ forensic accountants and tax experts to value and assist with the division of these assets. Complex assets include:
- Retirement Accounts and Pensions
- Business Interests
- Diverse Investment Portfolios
- Restricted Stock Units
- Stock Options
- Trust Assets
If you have a complex estate and are facing divorce, you need more than just a family law attorney. You need an attorney with the knowledge and experience to address and implement the equitable division of complex marital assets.
Schedule a Consultation
If you need the help of an experienced divorce lawyer, let me put my four decades of experience to work for you. Contact me to set up a consultation by calling 303-442-1403 or filling out my online contact form.