A Phone Call to Discuss Your Case
We start with a consultation typically by phone. The purpose of the consultation is to understand the problem, identify the work involved and to determine if we can take your case and to discuss the fee. Fees are variable but we strive to work within parameters and identify contingencies upfront which can impact fees. Whenever possible and incremental fee installments for big cases.
Simplified Retainer Process
If we decide to work together, we would then meet in person or get started via phone and email (we are flexible to your needs). There is some initial financial and administrative paperwork to take care of at this time.
We Listen to You and Get Informed
This case is about you. We start with you. We want to know what's important to you, what's at stake, what your goals are and what information you can provide to us for us to help you. We listen to your defenses and extenuating circumstances.
We Identify Your Goals
Family and relationship reunification
Job and career protection
Immigration status protection
No detention or jail
Maintaining your standing in family law custody disputes
Protecting your reputation
We Explain The Possibilities
We listen to you and we also give you information. A legal problem is one of life's worst problems. Not knowing what could happen to you gives rise to all kinds of fears, many of which aren't going to happen. We help you to understand the realistic scope of the problem (best case and worst case) you're facing.We identify the best case scenario and how we will work to get there.
We Take Over and Actively Represent You
After we're involved, you don't need to be at the mercy of your accusers, the court, law enforcement, CPS or other officials. We handle these communications and insulate you from those stresses.After we take over, the problem is no longer just happening to you, there's protection and push back in place.
We notify all interested parties that we are your counsel and all communication and information should come to us.
If there is a need for you to speak, we discuss when and how that should occur.
We interface with all the key players.
We prepare you for key meetings and all meetings
We prepare you to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes
We identify the information we need and we get it
We minimize court time – ideally, you walk in and you walk out without saying a word.
We assert your rights.
We Handle Urgent Needs
A warrant, jail or expulsion from your home, family, school or work can be the terrible start to the cases we handle. We handle that and work to undo what we can undo now. Are there officials pressuring you for action or interviews? We handle that. Is there a no contact order leaving you without any access to your belongings? We handle that. A warrant for your arrest? We handle that. If we can't immediately undo some of the urgent needs, we try to mitigate them now and work to fix them in time. Our goal is always to fix the problem.
We Use the Rules and Get “Their” Information
We need to know what we're fighting against. You may get only a small tidbit of information at the beginning of your legal problem or you may be misled. We submit motions, notices and requests marshaling all the rules of procedure that allow us to dig into and reveal what “they” have against you. Often we can find that they have less evidence supporting their accusation than you've been led to believe or we can understand exactly what evidence we need to discredit.
We Develop and Implement Your Defense to Achieve Your Goals
Once we know what we're up against, we develop our defense approach. We determine the information we need and develop that information. We track down and interview witnesses, involve experts, obtain evaluations, draft statements, tell you what you can do, and we analyze the law. The goal is to find a strategy that will work most effectively to get the best outcome. If we can develop information that causes your accuser to reconsider their position and back off, we do that. If we can't get voluntary reconsideration, we move in the direction of a contested hearing or trial and focus our energies on wining. Sometimes we work parallel approaches. We think outside of the box. You are unique, your case is unique and we won't limit ourselves in your defense.
We Bring an End to Your Problem
Through trial, contested hearings or negotiation, we end your legal problem with your interests protected. We want your good name protected your education, job and career safe, your family reunited, your liberty intact and life as you knew it restored to you.
Call for a phone consultation (206) 933-2414