My staff and I specialize in partnering with our clients to meet the needs of their... more
My staff and I specialize in partnering with our clients to meet the needs of their lives: helping them organize their business, buying homes, building assets, helping with family problems and resolving conflict. I encourage clients to explore alternative conflict resolution, including negotiation, mediation and Collaborative Law before engaging in litigation. We look forward to helping our fri... view profile
I am committed to compassionate advocacy for my clients, using the law as a tool to... more
I am committed to compassionate advocacy for my clients, using the law as a tool to help individuals and businesses solve problems and plan for the future. In recent years, I have shifted the focus of my practice from litigator to facilitator, using modern methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation and Collaborative Family Law, to help clients resolve conflicts peacefully and respectfully... view profile
Prior to opening her own practice in 1997, Mariette served as City Attorney for the... more
Prior to opening her own practice in 1997, Mariette served as City Attorney for the City of Ithaca , as a partner and associate in other Ithaca firms, and as a public prosecutor. She is a member of the Tompkins County and New York State Bar Associations, as well as Founder and President of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Central New York . She was a partner in the Ithaca law firm of Schlath... view profile
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.