WHAT SETS US APART?
With the large number of lawyers out there available for hire, you’re probably asking yourself, “Why should I hire YOU over them?” That’s a great question!
Below are some of the unique benefits and value you receive by working with me.
01. I AM NOT TYPICAL.
This is not your typical California Family Law Firm. From our customer service and the way we manage our clients, to our service and billing structure and the resources we share, we push the boundaries of the legal industry’s idea of what legal representation should look like. For this reason, many of my competitors are unhappy with me, but that’s all right, because my clients are very happy.
02. I RELATE.
Many people are surprised to learn that in many ways I am just like them. Although I am a successful professional, I am also married with three children and very family-oriented – which means, like you, when I’m working, I am focused and tackle my work day with integrity and passion. But also like you, I enjoy being able to participate in my children’s extra-curricular activities and family events after the work day is done. I believe in the importance of family and I’ve been told that’s one of the reasons why I’m so good at what I do
My oldest child is my stepson, who lives with us full-time. I know what it feels like to go thru a custody battle or fight for child support. I also know what it takes to turn divided family conflict into what feels like magic – homes filled with harmony, peace, and love.
I, my family members, or close friends have personally dealt with almost every aspect of family law that you can think of. I am able to bring both my real life and legal experience to the table; you name it, there’s a strong chance I have first or second-hand experience with that situation. I try to treat every case as if it were my own, and work hard to help my clients through these situations to achieve the best possible outcome.
03. I SHARE.
One of my focuses has always been to provide information to people that typically isn’t shared by lawyers. One thing I understand is that, while most lawyers keep their legal knowledge to themselves (after all, our knowledge is essentially our money maker), doing this only makes things more complicated for the client. My purpose in life is to make the lives of families less-complicated. So, whether you’re one of my clients or someone who is simply browsing my site online, one thing is for sure, you will have many opportunities to learn from me. Interested? Check out my resources.
04. I AM CONNECTED.
One of the major complaints made by those who are unsatisfied with their Lawyers is that they cannot get in touch with them when they need them. My clients don’t have that problem. I don’t believe in keeping my clients in the dark; I understand that communication with me is key so they can feel confident in every move they make.
As my client, you are not simply assigned a number and handed off to other attorneys or legal staff, only to rarely hear from me directly. While I do have an amazing team that supports me, I will personally work with you and get to know you and your situation, and how I can help. Because of the solid relationships I build with my clients, I am able to provide more personalized, non-traditional services, catering to clients in ways that most Lawyers won’t:
- By design, I have a limited case load that I have hand-picked myself. While I firmly believe that I can be a great attorney for anyone, I am not the attorney for everyone. Although I could, like many lawyers, accept 100’s of cases at one time, I believe quality representation is more important than quantity, and the way I provide this, is by limiting the number of cases I accept.
- My clients are like family – we talk, we text, we email, they attend my events, I attend theirs, and in many cases, we keep in touch once their case is resolved.
- We conveniently video chat, meet at restaurants, and in select cases, the client’s home, etc. to confidentially discuss their case as needed.
- My clients never have to wonder “what’s going on” in their case because they receive regular updates from our team, copies of all important items, and have access to their case file via their secure online client portal.
05. I MAKE FEES SIMPLE.
Most Family Law Attorneys charge by the hour. In California, this could range anywhere between $200-800+ per hour! In my opinion, the concept of hourly billing is often tainted by the goal of maximizing dollars (by overbilling and underperforming). I decided that the focus of my practice is better spent on our clients, not billing. That’s why I implemented a flat fee system. This means that my clients pay a flat fee for each stage of work that is done on their case, regardless of the number of hours we put in. This is a win-win situation; you’ll always know exactly what every decision and move costs before you make it – no more surprising bills showing balances due that you didn’t anticipate, and we don’t have to exhaust valuable time and resources trying to keep up with hours.
06. I FOCUS.
This is predominantly a Family law practice. My forte is complex Child Custody & Visitation, but I also handle other family law matters. My entire team is passionate about it; we live it, we breathe it, and oftentimes surprise many by achieving results for our clients they think are farfetched. At the same time, we always keep it real, ensuring that our clients are clear on their expectations and have a realistic sense of the pros and cons of their particular situation.
Although Family Law is my practice focus, because I am also an Entrepreneur, running a business legally is another area of law in which I’m very knowledgeable and provide limited legal services and education. You can find out more at my Business & Branding Law Page.