Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Also known as Mediation, ADR is a way of solving disputes with another party outside of court. There are various types that in essence operate from the intention that both parties voluntarily agree to work with a neutral person acting as a mediator to reach an agreement acceptable to everyone involved.
Mediation can be an extremely effective way of resolving family law disputes such as divorce and separation, child custody, child support and property division.
Divorce mediation is especially effective at fostering constructive communication between spouses who must cooperate and collaborate after their divorce as parents.
Bankruptcy, Trusts & Estates
Each bankruptcy case is vastly different from the last and from the next. It may seem all too easy to fill in a bankruptcy petition, but the documents are not the service. Bankruptcy is much more than filling in forms and getting a discharge. Bankruptcy and litigation are mostly about choosing, planning, thinking, and using strategy. Bankruptcy is intensely personal and emotional.
Trusts & Estates
No one likes to think about estate planning. But like many forms of insurance, estate planning is a must. If you don’t plan, the California legislature determines how your property is distributed, NOT you. We draft, prepare and review estate plans that meet your needs and fulfill your wishes. We are experts at estate planning, probate, and trust administration all of which are emotionally charged situations.