Let’s get this out of the way right now – I’m a jock, a nerd, and a lawyer. None of that is mutually exclusive.
I have been involved in competitions great and small for most of my life. Softball, math bowl, 80’s trivia, and bicycling (in a way). I like competition. I love games. I get my fill of them . . . on my time. Like everyone who plays any game, I like to win. Like anyone who plays any game, I don’t like losing.
Competition is great, in the proper venue. Family Law is emphatically not the proper venue. Family law is about resolving, fixing, healing, being reasonable, and moving on.
I’ve dedicated my practice to helping people move on – I work with clients in family law matters that include premarital agreements, domestic partnership agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, qualified domestic relations orders, and litigation involving property division, alimony, child support and child custody.
I am an active listener and a problem-solver. I understand the financial and emotional vulnerabilities of my clients and use my experience with mediation to resolve many disputes without going inside a courtroom. My goal in any family law dispute is to make it as worry-free as I can for my client. We will work together as a team to move toward the best resolution possible for your situation, and we will do this as quickly, efficiently and as economically as we can, with your help.
I am the step-mother to a teenager. I personally know the struggles of blended families and how challenging on-going custody and financial issues can be. In addition to my personal experiences, I have almost twenty years of family law experience. I have seen a lot and dealt with an array of family issues. I understand what you are going through.
I work well with many other family law attorneys in the community, which will save you time and money. It is common for me to call other attorneys and offer to go to their turf and see what we can do to problem solve for our clients, what we can do to help our clients and what we should suggest that our clients do to help reduce the drama and stress that can sometimes come with a family law disagreement.
When I’m not helping clients take things off their plate and shouldering some of the stress for them, you can find me in all kinds of places, like the softball diamond, the local bookstore, on my bicycle, at the CrossFit gym, fundraising for the National MS Society, traveling, and, yes, still kicking butt in 80’s trivia contests.