Family law matters, such as divorce and child custody, are highly consequential life events. Property division in a divorce decree can have an impact on an individual’s financial strength for years to come. A child custody order can determine what type of relationship a separated or divorced parent will have with a son or daughter for a lifetime.
Containing Costs While Pursuing The Right Resolution
With such high stakes on the line, it is important to work with an experienced lawyer who will truly advocate for you as you face any family law issue. At the Law Office of Justine A. Dell, APC, clients find an attorney who is a Certified Family Law Specialist devoted to serving them well. We aim to ensure a satisfactory outcome without generating unnecessary costs whenever possible.
Is Mediation The Way?
Attorney Justine A. Dell encourages and guides clients through the legal processes most appropriate for their individual circumstances. Mediation as a rational approach to divorce or a child-centered child custody arrangement may bring the sensible resolution you seek. Even if you believe your spouse or the other parent has done wrong, attempting to use the law as a club to punish him or her is not likely to protect your best interests.
When Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head
The road to a divorce is by nature a high-conflict phase in human relations. Sometimes, peace seems out of reach as a close relationship takes a rapid downward turn. If your spouse or partner has threatened you, you may need a restraining order. Conversely, if you have been named in a restraining order, you may need help regaining access to your home and your children, and salvaging your good name.
Ms. Dell has extensive experience in the area of domestic violence. She volunteers her time at Laura’s House for victims of domestic violence and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children in the county dependency system from 2008 to 2012.