Family Law

Divorce

Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)

In conjunction with dissolving the marriage, we assist our clients in formulating parenting plans, identifying, valuing and dividing property, spousal and child support, insurance benefits, and rights to court-ordered attorney’s fees and costs.

We offer two approaches for divorce proceedings. Traditional litigation and Collaborative Law.

Collaborative Family Law

This process is a more therapeutic and constructive alternative to traditional divorce. Families in conflict engage in a cooperative process.

Watch Carolyn Zisser explain the difference between traditional family law and the more innovative collaborative family law approach.

Mediation

All divorce cases must go to mediation before going to a court for resolution through a trial. Our attorneys are not only skilled in the courtroom, they are skilled negotiators. The majority of our cases are settled at mediation.

Mediation is a process of negotiation with the use of a neutral third-party mediator. This is a chance for both parties to reach an agreement, without entering a courtroom before a Judge. Resolving cases through the mediation process often results in less animosity being directed by one party towards the other, which further benefits each party’s relationships with the children.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a far too common occurrence these days. Complaints regarding domestic violence can be both civil and criminal in nature.

Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of domestic violence, the experienced attorneys at Zisser Family Law will assist you through this difficult time. An injunction for protection against domestic violence is a civil order entered by the court and it can have serious effects upon your dissolution of marriage case and the time you spend with your children.

Examples of Domestic violence include:

  • Any assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death to one family or household member by another family or household member.