Family Law

Family Law and Divorce ContractsPrenuptial Agreements, Divorce/Family Law  DivorceMilitary DivorceCustody, Visitation and Parenting TimeRelocation and CustodyDomestic ViolenceUncontested DivorceDivorce AftermathSeparation AgreementsPaternityAdoptions

Exit Plan: Before Leaving Marital Residence – Part OneExit Plan: Before Leaving Marital Residence Part TwoExit Plan: Before Leaving the Marital Residence, Part Three

Estate Planning

How to Choose RepresentativesEstate PlanningYou Need a Will. Today.A Brief Lesson on TrustsProbate and Estate AdministrationEstates/Estate Planning

Real Estate

Appeals: The ProcessCivil Appeals

Small Business Matters

In the drop down menu at the top of every page, you will find all of these links and more. I have added them here simply to make it easier to find what you are looking for when you end up on my Home page.

The goal of this practice is to help people with their  personal and small business legal matters in the most efficient and cost effective fashion possible.  I want my clients to understand the laws that they are dealing with so that they can make knowledgeable decisions, not feeling at the mercy of their attorney.  My practice area pages are therefore quite detailed and I will try to keep blogs informative and helpful.

Technology is changing the practice of law at an astounding rate, moving away from our old business model of billing everything by the hour. This great for clients because it means use of flat, fixed fees rather than hourly charges in many areas of practice.   Check the fixed fee link in the menu for certain fixed fee services. You will know in advance what the services will cost. No surprises! This list will be growing, so check back.

If you click the practice area sections above, you will see the nature of the Estate, Estate Planning, Family, Divorce, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Business work that I do. Much of this is what is called “transactional” work: contracts, agreements, document drafting and such. Most transactional work can be done for a fixed fee which is why I am making this an integral part of my practice.

Sometimes, hourly is the only way fees can be fairly charged, in which case I will do my best to advise clients how they can limit the number of hours involved. Trial work will always be billed as hourly, though there are parts of a litigation where a flat fee estimate could be provided.

In the very near future I will start doing “unbundled” work, which is drafting documents for individuals representing themselves. I will post information on that when it happens. I will always do consulting for people acting pro se.

Please take a look at my Blog and sign up for my mailing list so that I can keep you up to date on changes in the law, general information, additional services as they become available and general seminars I will be presenting on various areas of the law to help and educate people.

If I can be of service,  use the contact form below, email directly at or call/text at 315-565-2760. I do give a free initial 1/2 hour consultation.