Our Philosophy is that divorce is a normal life transition, but one fraught with many potential difficulties: financial, emotional and interpersonal. It takes a unique combination of skills in a lawyer to help people through this difficult time, including both knowledge of the law and effective communication and interpersonal skills. It also requires experience, tenacity, and good judgment about what actions will best help the client. Finally, it demands integrity, whether in dealings with clients, their spouses, other professionals or the courts. Every lawyer in our firm has the skills needed to help each client to a successful conclusion of his or her case, and is committed to pursuing the highest ethical standards.
Every person facing a divorce deserves to be treated with dignity. Every client, every case, is different. There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” form of divorce representation. You can be assured that you will be listened to and that we will strive to help you attain your best result.
We work with each client in a team approach to solve problems. When we do not have the answer, we will find the right people: experts to help with financial, accounting, emotional, and child-related decisions. Because we specialize in family law, we all have extensive contact with experts in these areas.
We utilize different approaches, tailored to the needs of the case. Since every case is different, we utilize different methods for each case. In some cases, mediation may be appropriate; in others, a collaborative approach may work best; while other cases may need to be brought to court. Because we specialize in family law, we can offer a full range of alternatives to best meet the needs of the case.
We offer aggressive, adept, and effective advocacy, but are mindful of the need to minimize the expense, friction, and antagonism often inherent in the legal process. This includes everything from one-time consultations to complete representation through the divorce or separation process.
“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Henry Ellis
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