Seldom do I meet new clients under the best of circumstances. When a person contacts... more
Seldom do I meet new clients under the best of circumstances. When a person contacts me for counsel, chances are a serious and often life changing event is occurring in that person's life. This is never more true than in the divorce family law arena. Regrettably divorce and litigation between family members is an all too common occurrence. Divorce can not only shatter the lives of the adult... view profile
What is your opinion regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues? I... more
What is your opinion regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues? I believe that one of my roles as an attorney is to educate my clients about their case. For clients to make decisions about their lives, they need to understand the legal issues in their lawsuits. They need to know what their rights are, what their options are, and what different things to expect both during the ... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.