Family Law

Steady, Sensitive, and Experienced

Family law can be surprisingly complex, and divorce can be an emotional time. Sensitive to the stresses our clients encounter in these situations, Stafford Rosenbaum’s Family Law team offers a steady and experienced hand to help resolve pre-marital, child custody, divorce, and post-divorce issues.

Divorce

Having honed their negotiating skills over the course of hundreds of divorce cases, our Family Law team works with you to effectively resolve disputes about property division and support and maintenance obligations. The Family Law team's three partners have, combined, over 80 years experience in family law. Two partners are members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), the highly exclusive national organization of family lawyers. All family law partners have the highest (AV) rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which measures lawyer's skills and ethics. By calling on other Stafford attorneys experienced in tax law, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights, they’re able to assist you in making the types of choices that best protect your financial decisions.

When valuation and division of a business interest is involved in a divorce, we have that covered, too. Our Family Law attorneys know the issues and work frequently with CPAs and business valuation experts to bring their skills to the process when required.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

More and more, family law practitioners are recognizing the financial and emotional benefits of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Our Family Law team has been at the forefront in developing the use of ADR in family law, including collaborative divorce. In addition to representing clients during ADR proceedings such as mediation and arbitration, our Family Law team members frequently serve as the neutral decision-makers in ADR proceedings.

Child Custody

We know that our clients care most deeply about what happens to their children in a divorce. Child custody issues deserve sensitive handling. Our Family Law attorneys are attuned to the needs of families under stress, and are experienced in working with other professionals to help resolve these most difficult issues.

Premarital and Marital Property Agreements

These days, many people, upon marriage and re-marriage, are concerned for the security of their assets and the financial futures of their children. Our Family Law attorneys are experienced in drafting pre-marital contracts, marital property contracts, and other agreements designed to meet your specific needs, and will work with our Estate Planning team to prepare estate plans.