Family law requires patience, understanding and compassion of and for my clients throughout the divorce process. Divorce is a highly emotional event in someone’s life and I need to be available and accessible to my clients when they need me. Sometimes their need for legal advice comes after business hours or over the weekend. I am fortunate enough to have a paralegal (who is very knowledgeable with over 25 years of experience) who is available for client calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will contact me if necessary. By having her available to my clients at all times, I can provide the legal assistance to a client any time and that is rare to find with many other family law attorneys.
I believe that as attorneys we have a duty to be diligent in negotiating a fair settlement that is satisfactory to our clients but at a reasonable cost. I also believe that in some cases no amount of reasonableness works, and the need to become aggressive on behalf of our clients and proceed to full trial is necessary.