Practice Area: Divorce and separation
Description: My client was an immigrant Mother, who just had her child returned from an international parental kidnapping. We were also dealing with hidden, international assets, among other financial issues. We immediately filed motions with the court and obtained police supervision for all child contact with the other parent. After a lengthy mediation, we were able to come to a temporary, initial agreement on the parenting issues, as well as a final agreement on the financial issues. The parties still had a lot to work through, but with the proper legal guidance, the attorneys and mediator were able to focus them on the best interests of their child and work toward a healthy resolution. After months of following the temporary schedule, rebuilding trust between the parents, and ensuring safeguards were met to protect the child, we were able to agree on a final Parenting Plan, awarding my client the majority of the timesharing, and granting the other parent visitation (timesharing) in a manner appropriate and safe for the child. The client was able to move on with her life, without having to spend years litigating. Sometimes, a settlement is not appropriate, or even feasible in a divorce, and you must proceed to trial to protect yourself or your children. However, it is always important to try to negotiate, because by problem solving, it is possible to come up with a plan that best meets the client's goals and interests. This client, like many others, has benefited tremendously from a healthy resolution to her complex divorce case. Disclaimer: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before hiring an attorney, feel free to ask questions about the attorney's qualifications and experience. The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which results have been provided. All results of cases handled by the firm are not provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the firm or the experience of all clients or others with the firm. Every case is different, and each client's case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.