Shelly offers a wide range of services to her clients in all areas of family law, probate,
and estate planning. She is dedicated to providing her clients personalized, quality service that is beyond
comparison. Some of the areas of law that Shelly offers to her clients are:
law encompasses many of the issues which are the most important to our clients. Shelly provides expert legal
representation in ...........
Modification of Spousal and Child support
Child Custody and Visitation
Spousal and Child support
Pre and Post Marital Agreements
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
*Powers of Attorney
FAMILY CASES (Divorce, Legal Separation, Custody
and Support, Distribution of Assets and Allocation of Debts)
areas of Family law can be highly emotional, and the assistance of a caring, empathetic and knowledgeable attorney can
make an impressive difference in the handling and outcome of a family law case. Shelly has dedicated her practice to
the support and compassionate handling of all clients and their children. Shelly has a high rate of settlement through
negotiation and mediation, and sees litigation only as a last resort. No matter the difficulty of the case, Shelly is
ready to lead the process to a fair and equitable settlement.
event of domestic violence, it is often necessary for a spouse, domestic partner, or family member to seek
a restraining order. Whent he necessity arises, Shelly stands ready to quickly assist her clients in obtaining
the court orders necessary to protect you and your family. protection . Should her client be served with a temporary
restraining order brought by someone else, Shelly will aggressively assist in defending against that restraining order.
PRE AND POST MARITAL AGREEMENTS
Your getting married. Its the greatest
time of your life. But, if like half all married couples, you find yourself getting a divorce down the road, having
a pre or post marriage agreement may be the best decision you could make. A pre/post marital agreement can 1) prevent
the creation of community property during the marriage and/or 2) ensure that any separate property you brought into the marriage
is not considered community to which your ex spouse would be entitled to half. Even after you marry, you may enter into
an agreement with your spouse to make clear what each of your interests are to property acquired the marriage. Shelly
will discuss all your options and prepare a contract that meets your specific needs and wishes.
When your new life partner wishes to adopt your child or children from a previous relationship, Shelly
will assist you to determine the feasibility of such an action for you, your children, and your partner. We will then
assist you in achieving the joyful building of a new family unit.
Estate planning is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Proper estate planning allows you not only to remain in control over your assets and your health, but avoids costly probate
and attorney fees that your family will have to pay in order to transfer your estate to your beneficiaries. Shelly will assist
you in placing your wishes in writing so that your intentions and desires will be followed during your life and afterward.
We provide services in such areas as wills, living trusts, powers of attorney for health care, durable powers of attorney,
and directives to physicians.
Shelly has always made efficient, cost-effective legal services our priority. She
forges a relationship with her clients and develops a strategy and budget as appropriate to successfully handle their
case. Her clients remain intimately involved in the implementation of that strategy throughout her representation
no matter how long it takes to satisfy.