Personal Representation Services

Many of the innovating individuals that I work with on business matters also need legal assistance with personal matters. These personal representations can encompass a variety of issues and areas of law and I work with each client on an individualized fee structure, sometimes hourly, sometimes flat-fee, depending on the nature of our work.

Family Law

Issues affecting your family can be the most stressful and emotional that you will ever face and it is my goal to work with you to alleviate unnecessary stress and work towards the best outcome for you and your family. Planning ahead, with a prenuptial agreement, can also at times become stressful. Sometimes these issues can be resolved quickly, like an uncontested divorce. Other times, a lawsuit that proceeds all the way to a trial or beyond (an appeal or post-judgment work) is needed to resolve the issues. Personal representations for family law include

  • Contested Divorces (you and your spouse can’t agree on a settlement)
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence Orders of Protection
  • Child Relocation
  • Interstate Family Matters (the parties live in different states)
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Same-Sex Domestic Partnership Agreements
  • Uncontested Divorce (you and your spouse agree on a settlement)

Estate Planning

Planning for you and your family’s future is one of the most important reasons to hire an attorney. Without estate planning documents, your life’s work is divided according to a scheme created by legislators in your state and depending on the current state of the law, may even be subject to a tax before it can be distributed to your family. Rather than leaving your family with the myriad of regulations and filings required by your local court, we will work together to create a comprehensive estate plan so that your family will have peace of mind that your estate is protected and your family is cared for. These plans often include

  • Wills
  • Trust Agreements
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxy

Real Estate

One of the proudest moments in a person’s life is when they purchase their first home. Whether it is your first apartment in the city or your dream home in the suburbs, we work together to make sure that your real estate purchase goes smoothly and you are able to enjoy your new home. When it is time for you to upgrade to a new home and you decide to sell your current home, we will craft a contract to make the sale go as smoothly as your purchase went. You may think that all the terms of a real estate contract are standard, but even so, having an attorney with you to explain those terms and ensure you know what you are agreeing to is important to protect your rights.

Personal Transactions

Life is complex and not every matter that I work with clients on is easily categorized. Sometimes a family member approaches you and asks for a loan and you realize that you should really get the terms of the loan in writing. Maybe a friend approaches you to invest in a project and before you write that check, you want to see all of the details of the transaction. Or you pull up your credit report and find a debt or liability listed that you don’t know about or forgot about. For these types of transactions, we can work together to ascertain what legal needs you may have and make sure you and your family are protected.