About Family Law

Family Law Client Information

By Daniel Karpman Attorney At Law

Going through a divorce, or dealing with situations that may arise after the divorce, can be an extremely difficult and emotional ordeal. The legal aspects of divorce and separation affect families immediately. Issues of custody and visitation can have an impact on children and adults for a lifetime. The financial aspects of divorce -- child support, division of property, payment of bills -- can be extremely stressful.

We know that this may be a very difficult and upsetting time for you and your family, both emotionally and financially. Should you decide to retain us as your legal representation, we will do our utmost to facilitate the legal process on your behalf, and provide legal advice on ways to reduce acrimony and minimize conflict.

Our offices provide full legal services, with a focus on Family Law and Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate. We also provide legal representation in Consumer Protection, Business Matters, Personal Injury, and Criminal Defense.

The following suggestions will help us to better represent your interests:

  1. Don't keep secrets from us. We cannot help you without all of the facts. Most secrets come out sooner or later, with potentially damaging consequences. The sooner we know, the better we can prepare to deal with the situation.
  2. You are our "eyes and ears" for information. Please keep us informed in order for us to assist you.
  3. From time to time, we will need your help in preparing for your case. Please provide the requested information as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Complete preparation requires your full cooperation.
  4. As serious problems arise, call us. But remember that the time we spend on your case, whether on the telephone, in the office or in court, is billed to you. So, please take that fact into consideration.
  5. We are skilled professionals in this field. We are always willing to explain the reasons for our recommendations.
  6. Children are never rewards, punishments, or pawns to be used, abused, or shifted around. Your spouse may not understand that, but we ask that you do. There are legal ways for us to deal with a spouse who engages in this type of destructive conduct.

The attorney/client relationship should be one of trust and confidence. We give each client the individual, specialized attention he or she deserves. We encourage clients to know their rights, to make informed decisions and, whenever possible, to avoid costly litigation.

If you decide to become our client, we will sign a written fee agreement.

The information presented in this article is general in nature, and is for informational purposes only. Please consult with an attorney for legal advice with respect to any specific matter.