A consultation is your first opportunity to meet with one of our team members, to ask your questions, canvass your options and to obtain legal advice. Some clients consult with us prior to separation or when a separation is anticipated, to know their rights in advance. Other clients may wait until after a separation has occurred, or when issues arise during or after the separation. There is no right approach, but it is important to know your legal rights and obtain advice in a timely manner.
After your consultation, you may choose to retain one of our team members as your legal counsel. This arrangement represents the traditional lawyer-client relationship. We can be retained to represent a client upon separation, throughout a period of negotiation, in litigation, and/or in an alternate dispute-resolution process.
DRAFTING AGREEMENTS &
INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE
Our team members can draft and negotiate cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, separation agreements and parenting plans. We can also provide independent legal advice with respect to agreements that have been negotiated and prepared in another process, such as mediation.
ASSISTANCE FOR SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS
Our team members can provide assistance for clients who wish to represent themselves in court. We can be involved behind-the-scenes or provide specific services, such as attendance on a motion or assistance with drafting motion materials based on your needs and preferences. This can be more cost-effective for some clients, as it grants you access to legal counsel as necessary.
We can provide written opinions on a wide range of family law issues, including opinions on a foreign divorce.