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Family law

My focus is helping people with their family law issues.  The clients I serve are often experiencing some of the greatest challenges of their lives, and my passion is helping them get through it while reaching the best possible outcome.  The principles I use in my practice are simple, whatever the situation: provide clear legal advice, and be a strong advocate.  

Family law matters include:

  • Divorce / Legal separation
  • Child custody / Placement / Parenting Time
  • Child support
  • Maintenance / Alimony
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Injunctions / Restraining orders
  • Guardianship / Adoption
  • Appeals from family law decisions

If you have been served with documents initiating a divorce or other legal proceeding, or if you currently have a court hearing scheduled and do not have legal representation, time is critical and you should not delay in contacting an attorney.  After a legal consultation, whether or not you choose to retain an attorney, you will have a clearer picture of your situation, which can be invaluable when your well-being or that of your loved ones is on the line.

If you wish to initiate a divorce or other family law action (or are not sure if, how or when to do so), a legal consultation is a valuable and cost-effective way to ensure that you make the right moves while protecting yourself, whatever circumstances arise.  This is also true if you feel that you may have to defend a family law action brought against you by your spouse or former partner.

I believe that access to experienced legal representation in domestic matters is vital to the safety, stability and well-being of individuals and families in the Coulee Region, and am ready to help you understand the system and reach your objectives.   Most family law cases settle short of trial, and I will work to settle your case fairly and efficiently - but always with an eye toward going to court if necessary.  I understand that every person's background and situation is different, and the advice and representation that you will receive as a client will always be tailored to your own circumstances and goals.