Divorce and Family Law matters are unique legal proceedings involving issues that are personal and sensitive, and parties are often dealing with great loss, disappointment, confusion, fear of the future, and varied emotions. In order to effectively represent a family law client, the attorney must determine the best approach for the issues facing the parties and the type of individuals that are involved. Clients often believe that they need an “aggressive attorney”, but aggressive procedures may lead to unnecessary increased litigation fees and costs and cause pointless strife between parties who may have been able to otherwise, amicably resolve their case. I understand when to work amicably with the opposing side, and when it becomes necessary to be more assertive. I will not allow the client’s emotional response to steer my decision making. Clients can trust that I will look out for their best interest, will be a compassionate counselor and advocate, but I will not fall victim to making decisions out of anger or frustration with the other side. I make my clients comfortable during this very difficult process with my attentive, caring, calm, and professional demeanor.