My focus is to help clients reach agreements and avoid the heartache, stress and financial burden of litigation through the court. I will take the time to educate clients on the law, to explain the range of possible resolutions of issues and likely best and worst case scenarios, and work toward an amicable resolution of the issues based upon my client’s informed and rational decision. I work with clients to act in a rational and reasonable manner. In my representation of clients, I strive toward striking a healthy balance between negotiation and strong advocacy. When necessary and appropriate, I will use my knowledge, experience and advocacy skills in litigation. As a divorced father and having been practicing family law for over 20 years, I have gained an understandiing of the emotional dynamics of divorce and all family law issues and the interplay between the emotional issues and the legal issues. I believe my ability to communicate with my clients, empathize with them, listen to them and provide personal service has earned me the respect of my colleagues and the gratitude of former clients. I also serve as a mediator for parties seeking to resolve their family law issues in a neutral setting thereby avoiding litigation through the court system. I am also appointed regularly as a binding arbitrator by my colleagues on various family law issues.
I am now practicing Collaborative Divorce, having completed training last year. An alternative to costly divorce litigation
Collaborative Law provides divorcing couples with a viable, meaningful, less contentious alternative to litigation which is all too often expensive, time consuming, emotionally draining and devastating to families. It is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional adversarial divorce litigation for couples wishing to end their marriage with dignity and respect which utilizes a mutual problem solving approach. The parties and their attorneys, along with other specially trained professionals involved (e.g., custody experts, forensic accountants, etc.) agree in writing to work together toward a settlement agreement without litigating in court.
In general, spouses choosing a Collaborative Divorce end their marriage with:
more control of the divorce process and,
with better results for the entire family—Especially Children.
I am a volunteer attorney working with the Camden Comprehensive Center for Fathers, providing pro bono services to their participants on legal issues such as child support and parenting time.
New Jersey 1989
Supreme Court of United States 2000
Villanova University School of Law- JD 1989
University of Maryland, College Park- BA English 1986
Professional Associations & Memberships
South Jersey Collaborative Law Group
International Association of Collaborative Practitioners
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
New Jersey State Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
Gloucester County Bar Association
Burlington County Bar Association
Honors and Awards
2011-SJ Magazine Top Family Law Attorney
2010-SJ Magazine Top Family Law Mediator
2004-South Jersey Magazine Awesome Divorce and Family Law Attorney