I love being a family law attorney and work with a terrific staff. In addition to my... more
I love being a family law attorney and work with a terrific staff. In addition to my private practice, for the past 3 yearsI have beenblessed to serve asthe founding Chair of the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center (TBCAC), a non-profit organization dedicated tobringing positive change to how we help children and their families who have been victimized by sexual or physical abuse. The TBCAC... view profile
I have represented individuals in injury claims since my graduation from law school... more
I have represented individuals in injury claims since my graduation from law school in 1992. It has been the primary focus of my practice for the last 16 years. I have been a longstanding memberthe Executive Board of the MichiganAssociation of Justice[MAJ] and I currently co-chair MAJs Publication Committee which works to help educate the finest trial attorneys in Michigan. In 2003,I accepted... view profile
On the first day of law school, they asked why were there. I replied that "I've... more
On the first day of law school, they asked why were there. I replied that "I've always wanted to find out what was behind the wizard's curtain." Since that day, I have continued in my pursuit of knowledge and have been fascinated to learn that the law is an ever changing thing. It is shaped and molded by those that study and apply it. My first passion is being in the court room. I understand th... 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.