Family Law

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Family Law is a specialized area of practice revolving around the family unit. It includes not only bringing families together by drafting prenuptial agreements and helping families through the adoption process, but also advocating a clients rights in the event of divorce, custody disputes, domestic violence, and the enforcement of post-settlement orders.

We recognize that the needs of clients in the family law area come at a time of high stress and emotion. We are sensitive to the upheaval that comes with changing the dynamic of the family. We understand the many fears associated with divorce about a client’s financial future and family stability. We are cognizant of the disappointment when the other party is not living up to the terms of the settlement. We combat these frustrations by being responsive to client’s questions, empowering the client to take control of their future, and stridently advocating our client’s position.

In order to best serve our clients, our attorneys stay on top of changes in this ever evolving field of law through attending and speaking at seminars on family law topics. We also offer full service to our family law clients by drawing on the skills of attorneys in other practice areas, such as real estate and estate planning to address ancillary issues to a divorce.

If you have questions regarding a Family Law matter, we invite you to either explore our Library, where you will find article, FAQ’s and links going into Family Law issues in more depth, or contact James E. Shepard, Shareholder supervising out Litigation Department.

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