I serve clients involved in interstate, international, and overseas matters related to family law, as well as legal matters involving simple wills and probate administration.
I provide dedicated and experienced legal representation in the following areas:
Every divorce proceeding is unique. You need an experienced and skilled attorney to be an advocate for you and your family’s best interests. I handle both straightforward, uncomplicated divorces as well as more difficult dissolution’s involving complex division of assets. You can trust in me to provide the dedicated and experienced counsel you need to safeguard the well being of you and your children.
Child Support, Child Custody & Visitation Rights
Issues relating to children, including support obligations, child custody, and visitation are among the most important issues we face. I recognize the long-term implications these decisions can have on a child, and I am committed to fighting for the best interests of children while never losing sight of the needs of the parents. If you have legal issues that have a serious impact on your children, you need an attorney you can trust to resolve these difficult issues in a sensitive manner.
International Custody Disputes
I also handle family law matters that cross international borders. In these cases, you need the assistance of an attorney with special skills that will enable you to help resolve these disputes involving international custody. I handle all relevant situations, including when children are removed form one country against the wishes of a parent (international kidnapping), or when custody needs to be decided between a parent in the U.S. and another parent in a foreign country.
Modifications to Orders and Enforcements
It is often necessary to seek legal assistance to enforce the terms and conditions of an existing order, as well as modify or make changes to an existing order pertaining to child support, child custody, or visitation rights. I also deal with the most common enforcement issues, such as nonpayment of child support and failure to comply with established periods of possession.
Fathering a child does not automatically establish that parent’s legal rights to custody or visitation with the child. Nor does it automatically establish the legal duty to financially support the child. I assist biological parents who voluntarily acknowledge paternity to establish their legal rights to their children. I also can help clients bring an involuntary paternity suit against a biological parent for purposes of securing child support for the child.
Adoption is the process of replacing biological parents with adoptive parents. Prior to adoption, however, all connection with the biological parent or parents must be severed, either by the death of the parent or by the judicial termination of their parental rights. I handle all issues regarding adoptions, whether it is a grandparent adoption, stepparent adoption, foreign adoption, or private adoption.
Wills & Probate
I also assist with the drafting of simple wills, living wills, or handling issues involving probate administration of a will.