A Compassionate Approach To Family Law

Finding balance in life isn't always easy. Sometimes it means making some tough decisions.

If you need help ending a toxic relationship, restructuring a child custody or visitation agreement, or pursuing protection under a domestic violence restraining order, I can help.

My specific practice areas are:

  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Establish Child Custody and Visitation
  • Modify Child Custody and Visitation
  • Registration, Enforcement, and Modification of Out-of-State Orders
  • Prosecute or Defend Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Full Representation And Legal Counsel Services

I offer family law representation in both full-representation and "unbundled" formats.

Full-representation is what most folks think about when they hire a lawyer. The lawyer takes a large retainer, asks the client some questions, and moves forward with the suit. The client controls the outcome, but the lawyer controls the means of the representation.

It is a great model for clients whose cases are too contentious or complex to handle themselves, have large power-differentials between the parties, or simply do not have the time--but have the money--to prosecute their case.

The vast majority of my clients receive "unbundled" representation. Here, I serve as your "legal coach"--providing you advice, insights, research, and drafting of your pleadings. I help you understand the legal procedures and substantive rules. I do my work behind the scenes. You control how involved I am in the process. You walk into court--without me--ready to prosecute your case. Think of it like DIY law.

Available And Flexible For Your Needs

I am your resource to be used however we agree is best for your time, money, and skills. Unbundled representation is an ideal model for clients who are smart, confident in their positions, but recognize that they need some help going into court. It also presents a significant cost-savings to clients who are willing to share in the legal work.

Additionally, I serve small business owners and those in the military.

If you're ready to move forward, call the Los Angeles office at 323-487-1171 or the San Diego office at 619-483-4343, or request a free case assessment online. I serve residents of Baldwin Village, Exposition Park and throughout the area.