A native New Yorker, I was born and raised in New York (Queens and Long Island),... more
A native New Yorker, I was born and raised in New York (Queens and Long Island), before falling in love with Colorado and moving here over ten years ago. I am a 1990 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After three years of working as a paralegal in a major law firm in New York City, I decided to make the leap and enrol... view profile
My practice focuses on two main areas of law: family law and criminal defense.... more
My practice focuses on two main areas of law: family law and criminal defense. Family Law: While many family law attorneys can be extremely adversarial from the outset of a case, my focus is to keep things as harmonious as possible between the parties to achieve my client's goals. In most cases, the parties will have to deal with each other even after the case is over, especially when childre... view profile
I believe that the courtroom should be used as a last resort in resolving family law... more
I believe that the courtroom should be used as a last resort in resolving family law matters. The emotional and financial toll that going to court can take on parents, children and former spouses is difficult to quantify, but for many, it inflicts wounds that don’t heal. When families break up, there is plenty of blame and justifiable anger to go around. However, I believe that mediated sett... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.