What to expect
We know you are contacting us because you have either made a difficult decision or had one thrust upon you. You are facing a major change in your life. You don’t know what to expect legally or emotionally. You don’t know what the process will be. You probably don’t even know how to find the right lawyer or what questions to ask. We are committed to helping you with this process in whatever way is comfortable for you.
On our website, you will find information for finding the right attorney and for the law on the issues you are facing with property division, child custody, child support, spousal support, and perhaps domestic violence. For a quick 5 step guide for mistakes to avoid in divorce, click here. If you wish to make your first contact by email, that is fine. You email inquiry will be given prompt attention.
If you are ready to speak to a lawyer, we offer a free phone consultation to answer your specific questions. Your call will be answered promptly and professionally by someone that has dealt with hundreds of inquiries like yours and knows how to help you. If we are on another call, your voice mail will be accessed and you will receive a return phone call from us as soon as possible.
Cathy, through her years of practice, has found a 15 minute phone consultation assists you in beginning to make the decision on which law firm will be the best fit for you. Initially when you call, you will be asked to give us a little information about your situation. This could be such questions as: Are you contemplating divorce? Do you have a problem with child custody or child support? Are you involved in a domestic violence situation?
Once we have obtained a bit of background, we can give you some information about how our office works. This includes being given an estimate for the retainer costs that may be associated with your potential case, our fee structure and an overview of the approach we may take. We can quickly ascertain if a consultation would be appropriate for you and if not, we are ready to suggest several referral options. We want you to find the right lawyer.
Consultation calls are set with one of our attorneys within 24 hours whenever possible. In addition, we offer an hour long in office consultation at a discount from our hourly charges. Again, we want you to find the right lawyer.
You will never be pressured into making a decision to go forward until you are ready to take that step. Our system also allows us to access your information at a later date. We find this “journal” system particularly helpful in situations that are just beginning to unfold enabling us to be aware that you may need an attorney quickly in the future. We will be ready to begin if that occurs.
We know this is a difficult time for you, and we want to manage the legal part of it so you can concentrate on the emotional part. Our motto is “We help people rebuild their lives.” We want to help you rebuild yours by getting through this legal issue and moving on.