Areas of Practice
Like all things in life, family relationships have their ups and downs. We’re here to help bridge the gap during those transitions. Our team offers support with divorce, child custody, step-parent adoption, spousal support & alimony, custody, child support, parenting time, separation agreements, mediation, amicable divorce, separate maintenance, paternity, domestic relations orders, and many other family law matters.
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LSR is the a la cart of legal services. Pay only for the things that you need. There may be times in which you do not need our full representation for your family law matter. Maybe you need help with drafting documents or guidance on the applicable laws. This "unbundling" of services can save you time and money when you're comfortable taking on a share of the work yourself.
The division of most retirement plans requires an extra step because of a federal law known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This law helps protect retirement funds from creditors. The plan administrator may require a domestic relations order to resolve the distribution of retirement assets. These court orders include QDROs & EDROs based on the type of retirement plan. We draft DROs and assist step by step with the approval process.
Mediation is about resolving issues so that each spouse may end the marriage amicably in the most cost-effective method possible. With a neutral third party, the couple can effectively stay focused on the issues at hand with ground rules. Mediators can assist with child custody and parenting time, child support, retirement, distribution of property, as well as any other conflict resolution necessary.
We offer an educational approach to Estate Planning. Preparing in advance means that your loved ones have a plan to resolve things as peaceful and efficient as possible. Advanced planning allows you to provide for your family while ensuring the protection of your assets. Without proper planning, the family may have to use the court process to resolve issues. The estate plan include Powers of Attorney, Patient Advocate Designation, Wills and Trusts.
Dealing with Probate can be draining, especially when you are already dealing with so many changes during a difficult time. Probate can be complicated and time-consuming, but it is not the end of the world. Our firm will help you overcome the probate administration process in the most time and cost-effective way possible.
Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate - Practice Areas
Change of Domicile
Enforcement of Court Orders
Spousal Support / Alimony
Marital Property Law
Wills & Pour-over Wills
Powers of Attorney
Patient Care Advocate
Post Divorce Modification
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
Cottage & Cabin Law / Vacation Homes