Experienced Massachusetts Family Law Attorney
As a family law attorney and litigator for more than 20 years, I have handled thousands of cases with sensitivity, clarity and legal skill. My family law practice focuses on child custody and divorce cases, with an emphasis on mediation and collaborative law. As your lawyer, I will draw on my decades of experience to find a solution to your matter that respects you as an individual. I am passionate about the well-being of children, especially children with special needs.
Positive Alternatives To Traditional Divorce
Divorce does not have to be a combative, damaging process. Mediation and collaborative divorce are tools available to divorcing couples who can work together to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. If you have children, you will have to develop some form of relationship with your child’s other parent, and developing a relationship than minimizes conflict and disputes will greatly benefit your child.
These alternative forms of divorce can give you a sense of control over the results and make it easier for you and your former spouse to continue to parent your children together. At my firm, Sheridan Law, I have successfully guided clients through mediation for divorce and other family law conflicts.
While collaboration is not always possible in divorce, protecting your rights and your children is. I will help you understand your options and take the necessary action to ensure you are financially stable and a parent to your kids once your divorce is final.
I Understand The Complexities Of Child Custody Disputes
Child custody can be a very sensitive issue, especially if you and your co-parent do not agree on what the custody plan should be. I will help you stand up for your rights as a parent while advocating for a custody arrangement that puts the kids’ best interests first.
For example, if you have a special needs child, I will work toward a plan that takes their documented educational, medical and emotional needs into account. I can also help you adapt a guardianship of an adult child, and serve as guardian ad litem to represent the child in child custody disputes.