As difficult as it is to contemplate your separation or divorce, the feeling of being alone and not knowing what to do next can leave you overwhelmed and at sea. You don’t have to feel that way. Having an experienced family law attorney at your side can help you weather the storm and give you peace of mind throughout the process.
You’ll have many questions, but the first thing you will be asking is what about the children? The most important part of my practice is the children’s welfare. I serve as a children’s attorney through the Sacramento County Minor’s Counsel panel. Through this panel, the Judges appoint me to represent children in deeply contested custody cases, and I get to advocate for children directly. In my “grown-up” cases, I help my clients advocate for their children while I fight for my clients. My philosophy is based on informed consent. I educate my clients about the law, I explain the process, the options and the likely outcomes, and direct my clients to the best resources available (accountants, counselors, tax professionals). Then, once we have worked together and determined the best course of action, I am at my client’s side through every step of the way.
I graduated from UC Davis in 1986, and then served with the Peace Corps. From 1986 through 1989, I taught a variety of subjects in a girls’ secondary school in Kenya. When I returned to the States, I attended McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. I graduated from McGeorge and was admitted to the California Bar in 1995. I opened my law practice on January 2, 1996. For two years, I represented clients in other areas of law, but since 1998, my practice has focused exclusively on family law.