Sometimes, our lives change in ways we could never have imagined. Family law can be a complex and extremely emotional process especially when a marriage is dissolving, custody arrangements or division of property is involved.
Family law has a significant impact on individuals and their families. I believe in building a strong relationship with every client to tailor a personal strategy that will help achieve their goals. If you are faced with the end of a marriage, you need knowledgeable and compassionate counsel at your side, to protect your interests and navigate with you through this difficult time.
My core philosophy is to mediate or use collaborative law whenever possible and litigate only when absolutely necessary. Being placed in an adversarial position is rarely conducive to later communication once the court process is finished. Especially for couples that have children, they need to interact with each other many years to come.
Two options that I believe are substantially superior to going to court are divorce mediation and collaborative law. Both of these choices place the focus on amicable communication and treating both parties with dignity and respect. By fostering cooperation, empowerment, and efficient negotiations, clients have input into their decisions, options and control over the outcome rather than giving that power to a judge. Mediation and collaboration help set the framework for a healthier relationship moving forward, which as a service provider I believe is incredibly important.
Although I urge to save litigation as a last resort, I realize that not everyone is reasonable in these trying situations. In these circumstances, I will litigate to protect the rights of my clients and with my experience in the courtroom will work passionately and diligently to help reach your goals.
ELH Law can assist with the following Family legal matters
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Separation Agreements
- Custody Arrangements
- Spousal and Common Law Partner Support
- Child Support
- Division of Property