Services


* DIVORCE  *  LEGAL SEPARATION  *  ANNULMENT  * CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION  * CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT  *  DIVISION OF PROPERTY  *  GUARDIANSHIP  *  RESTRAINING ORDERS  *  MEDIATION

DIVORCE, LEGAL SEPARATION, AND NULLITY

Once you are convinced that nothing that can be done to save your relationship and you decide to file, you need to understand that there will be unprecedented changes in your finances and living arrangements, you also need to be aware that these changes will have a great impact in your life and the lives of your children.

Once you are ready, I can help you to file your case and move quickly but soundly through the legal process. I will help you to understand the law so you can make informed decisions based on what is best for your family, and not simply based on a desire to “win” or teach the other side a lesson. My goal is to help you to open the door to a positive future for you and your family after your legal proceedings.

CUSTODY AND VISITATION, CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT

You can choose to litigate these issues or reach an agreement with the other party. If you and the opposite side need to understand your choices and someone to help you reach a workable agreement; then, I can help you. Your agreement can include custody and visitation, child and spousal support, division of property, etc. I will meet with you, help you prepare your agreement and submit it to the court.

GUARDIANSHIP

If you are taking care of someone else’s child, you may obtain court orders giving you custody of that child provided the child’s parents do not oppose. I will prepare the voluminous paperwork and assist you through the legal process.

RESTRAINING ORDERS

Restraining orders are either criminal or civil. If a criminal restraining order is issued, law enforcement will provide the victim with contact information to get help. If you are the perpetrator, you should consult a criminal defense attorney or talk to the public defender to understand and protect your rights.

If you are a victim please seek help and have a safety plan for you and your children. There is a comprehensive network of services available to victims of Domestic Violence, you can start at http://www.thehotline.org/  If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

A civil restraining order is used to request orders regarding financial matters and for other special needs. If you are the victim I can help you to understand the process and obtain the orders you need. If you are the perpetrator, I also can help you to understand the process and follow the court orders in order to avoid further legal issues.

PARALEGAL SERVICES

When your case requires the legal advice and representation of a competent attorney, I offer affordable hourly rates and flat fees. If your legal issue only requires competent completion of paperwork, I also offer affordable paralegal services.