I was a school teacher for 6 years before I went to lawschool. My love of children... more
I was a school teacher for 6 years before I went to lawschool. My love of children has drawn me to cases where I feel like I can make a difference in the life of a child. I focus on the best interest of the child and believe that a child needs the love of both parents. Quite a few of my clients are fathers and I work hard to make sure they are treated with equality in the court system - fathers... view profile
I have spent almost 30 years as an attorney, representing people going through major... more
I have spent almost 30 years as an attorney, representing people going through major life changing situations: Divorces, custody disputes, criminal charges, death of a loved one, modifying a sentence or a settlement agreement, dealing with domestic violence in the home or dealing with a child who has gotten involved with drugs, drinking, or school problems. I have been... 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.