I have worked exclusively in family law for the last 14 years. I help families... more
I have worked exclusively in family law for the last 14 years. I help families resolve issues of divorce, paternity, child custody and placement, child and spousal support, guardianship, interstate custody/abduction, parental rights termination and defense, abuse and harassment restraining orders, estate and trust litigation, and appeals related to these issues. I also routinely serve as a Guar... view profile
As I was approaching age 40, I decided to take better care of myself. I joined... more
As I was approaching age 40, I decided to take better care of myself. I joined Biggest Loser at my health club, ran a half-marathon, completed a half-ironman and lost 70 pounds in the process. The has proved to be a productive means to deal with the stress that comes with working closely with my clients and their family difficulties.
The practice of family law has been the perfect opportunity to use the skills I have... more
The practice of family law has been the perfect opportunity to use the skills I have nurtured throughout my life. Divorce cases are complex. The issues range from creating a placement schedule that permits your children to thrive, to assessing the values of businesses or pensions. My mathematical and analytical background, along with over 15 years of experience, allow me to fully and effective... view profile
I have worked in large and small firms in large and small cities. I learned to... more
I have worked in large and small firms in large and small cities. I learned to strive to work with clients to ease their stress and find options which can improve their lives. My goals are to enhance people's autonomy and increase the happiness in the world. I have lived in several countries and work in a number of languages. This experience has also helped me understand the human side o... view profile
Attorney Karyn T. Missimer is regarded by her colleagues and judges as thorough and... more
Attorney Karyn T. Missimer is regarded by her colleagues and judges as thorough and detail-oriented. Attorney Missimer graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2006, where she received the highest class grade in Legal Research and Writing. She also earned the distinction of being the only first-year law student to ever argue onto Moot Court. Further, she received the Pro Bono Society H... view profile
As the Chairperson for our Family Law/Divorce Practice Group at Murphy Desmond, I... more
As the Chairperson for our Family Law/Divorce Practice Group at Murphy Desmond, I act as a mentor and advisor to newer Family Law/Divorce attorneys at the firm. I also serve as a Guardian ad Litem in cases and as a Mediator in family law cases where the parties wish to avoid litigation. I would be happy to speak with you about your current situation, whether you are contemplating divorce or s... view profile
A divorce lawyer helps you if you no longer want to be married. Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that a divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.