I focus on legal matters surrounding the entire family unit. I handle a variety of... more
I focus on legal matters surrounding the entire family unit. I handle a variety of matters involving Family Law, Estate Planning and Civil Litigation. ( including but not limited to: Dissolution of Marriage, premarital agreements, Adoptions-including step-parent adoption,Wills/Probate/Estate Planning; Power of attorney, child custody, support, Dependency (abuse abandonment or neglect), paternit... view profile
Please see my website at Lechtmanlaw.com for photos and a complete history. I also... more
Please see my website at Lechtmanlaw.com for photos and a complete history. I also have a master's degree which I recently obtained in mental health counseling, which is invaluable to clients who are going through a divorce. The empathy and active listening which I have been trained to utilitze is also of great psychological benefit to people in difficult emotional times, such as a divorce.
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.