We accept honest clients, most of whom have difficult and even traumatic family... more
We accept honest clients, most of whom have difficult and even traumatic family situations. Often children are withheld from one parent and many cases involve parental alienation. We have a staff unusually sensitive to our clients. We are dedicted to lightening your load as much as possible.
I earned my J.D. Degree from MaineLaw School in 1992. Since then, I have worked in... more
I earned my J.D. Degree from MaineLaw School in 1992. Since then, I have worked in private practice, except for the five years I was a judicial officer in the Family Division of the Maine District Court where I presided over family law cases. I am now back in private practice and feel I have been effective in helping people deal with a variety of legal issues with more flexibility. I have re... view profile
I am originally from Pennsylvania, but relocated to Maine after serving as an... more
I am originally from Pennsylvania, but relocated to Maine after serving as an Electronics Technician in the US NAVY. I attended the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law. After graduating from law school with honors, I worked as an associate at a firm in Portland, where I practiced family law and criminal defense exclusively. My practice is 100% litig... 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.