I work with clients who want to minimize the destruction of divorce. Many of my clients are business owners or farmers who want to continue operating their business or farm following the divorce. I help divorcing and separating clients to structure a settlement in a way that allows them to protect what is important, including their children, business or farm. While I am experienced in all aspects of family law, a particular area of strength and interest is in tax planning, business valuation and property division.
I limit the number of files I take so that I am able to commit the time and energy required to meet and communicate with my clients and other professionals hired to consult on the file, to achieve the best possible outcome in a reasonable period of time. Having worked as a family lawyer for about 15 years, I have seen how inefficient and time consuming the adversarial litigation process is and recommend Collaborative Law when the situation is appropriate. For those cases that are not a good fit for Collaborative Law, I approach litigation as efficiently as possible.
In early June 2019, I had the pleasure of participating in a podcast interview with Catherine Potter to discuss the concepts of Collaborative Practice.
The word finance evokes so many emotions in people that it can stop you in your tracks. Add in the word divorce and it becomes debilitating to a lot of people. The basic fear of not knowing what the end result will be can create more havoc, conflict, time loss, and ultimately, higher costs to reach a resolution.
The legal system is not designed for you, the individual. It’s designed for society as a whole.