Family Law

A divorce is one of the most emotionally charged ordeals that you will experience, especially when custody of children is involved. Each case is unique and there are no “one size fits all” answers. We are ready if an aggressive fight is needed, whether it relates to parenting issues or financial matters. Intervention of the family court may be necessary to get custody of the children, protect children or parental rights, enforce visitation, obtain a favorable division of assets, or resolve other legal issues. At the same time, we are sensitive to problems that can be resolved amicably outside of court. Mediation works for many clients and enables them to take control of their own lives and futures.

In family law matters, there are different skills necessary for the courtroom than for negotiating a complex settlement. It is essential for your lawyer to have experience in both arenas. Our team earned that experience by guiding hundreds of clients through the process. We have successfully negotiated extraordinarily complex parenting plans and alimony cases. Some of these were possible due to our reputation for being willing to go to court if necessary. If a fair settlement cannot be obtained, we are fearless as advocates for our clients in court.

“After hiring another lawyer who talked down to me, I decided to take my case to John. Immediately, I felt at ease. John was able to talk with me with the possible outcomes and took my case seriously. Ultimately, the case was taken to trial and, with John’s help, I felt comfortable through the process despite my fears of court and we got great results. I am glad to have found him and have referred others to him who feel the same way.”

– Therese Keeling-Land, M.D.