I am dedicated to providing family law legal services to meet my clients’ needs. To minimize legal fees and promote my clients’ best interests, I recommend that each individual client use the most cooperative, non-adversarial dispute resolution method which assures that his or her interests are protected. I enjoy mediating settlement agreements for couples, working as a cooperative or collaborative family law attorney for an individual client, or advocating for a client’s rights in court.
In all of these legal service options, I help each client to understand his or her situation and the impact of the choices available, to assess the pros and cons of different settlement possibilities, and to make informed decisions which are in his or her own best interests as well as in the best interests of other important people affected (such as children). My professional experience encompasses the full spectrum of cases, from cases in which the parties are very amicable to high conﬂict. I work to contain negative conﬂict and redirect it toward creating reasonable solutions which satisfy each client’s sense of fairness and justice. I have over 25 years of legal experience, including court trials, out-of-court negotiated settlements (either in mediation or as counsel representing an individual client), mediation, collaborative divorce, adoption, guardianship of minors, and other legal matters.