Legal Services

At Julie Mack & Associates, our attorneys are seasoned litigators, mediators, collaborators and consulting family lawyers who possess very different styles for you to choose from a full range of  family law services below.

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Attorney Advocate

This litigation based service does not mean you will necessarily go to trial, but it does mean that one party is unwilling to compromise and that may result in needing the assistance of the Court in coming to a resolution.

It is imperative to have a very skilled negotiator and advocate in your corner, because these matters can be difficult to navigate independently due to the level of emotion involved. We are highly experienced in all aspects of family law litigation, including: Child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, complex property division and related.

Mediation

In divorce mediation, a mediator acts as a neutral third party who sits down with you and your spouse to facilitate a resolution of all your divorce issues. The mediator doesn’t make any decisions; that part of the process is up to you and your spouse. Instead, the mediator helps you generate settlement options and communicate with each other until you can find a workable settlement of your case.

Most couples can resolve cases through mediation even if they are frustrated or angry. At Julie Mack & Associates, our mediators are experienced in helping you work through conflict, making sure you have all the information you need to make good decision.

Mediation

In divorce mediation, a mediator acts as a neutral third party who sits down with you and your spouse to facilitate a resolution of all your divorce issues. The mediator doesn’t make any decisions; that part of the process is up to you and your spouse. Instead, the mediator helps you generate settlement options and communicate with each other until you can find a workable settlement of your case.

Most couples can resolve cases through mediation even if they are frustrated or angry. At Julie Mack & Associates, our mediators are experienced in helping you work through conflict, making sure you have all the information you need to make good decision.

Consultation and Divorce Planning

We consult with people who are in mediation, but need individual legal advice through the process.  Our attorneys will make sure you understand your rights, assist you in preparing to negotiate in mediation sessions and will review final paperwork to make sure your settlement terms are accurately documented.

Most people do not just wake up one day and decide to get divorced.  It’s often a decision making process that takes months or years. Sometimes people are not ready to file for divorce, but they want to understand what what financial decisions they should be making while married in case it happens.  This is where Divorce Planning comes in and our attorneys will answer your questions and help you plan so you and your family can be as prepared as possible if your marriage ends in the future.

Collaborative Divorce

When you want to focus on negotiating with the goal of preserving a co-parenting relationship or maintaining a respectful relationship after divorce, Collaborative Divorce holds great promise. It was designed to promote greater respect between the parties and, when children are involved, it elevates their needs, making their present and future well-being a key priority throughout the entire divorce process.

A Collaborative Divorce is an out of court process where participants work with a team of professionals to craft their own agreements. You will each have an attorney as your advocate in the process, there will be a neutral financial expert so that gathering financial information can be streamlined, and you will have the assistance of a coach or child specialist to help with decision making. Clients work together in a confidential setting and all decisions are made by the participants without the involvement of a judge.

Collaborative Divorce

When you want to focus on negotiating with the goal of preserving a co-parenting relationship or maintaining a respectful relationship after divorce, Collaborative Divorce holds great promise. It was designed to promote greater respect between the parties and, when children are involved, it elevates their needs, making their present and future well-being a key priority throughout the entire divorce process.

A Collaborative Divorce is an out of court process where participants work with a team of professionals to craft their own agreements. You will each have an attorney as your advocate in the process, there will be a neutral financial expert so that gathering financial information can be streamlined, and you will have the assistance of a coach or child specialist to help with decision making. Clients work together in a confidential setting and all decisions are made by the participants without the involvement of a judge.

Family Law Agreements

Couples often need legal assistance with relationship agreements other than divorce settlements.  We are prepared to handle almost any type of family law agreement. Here is a short list of the types of agreements we are experienced in drafting, reviewing for completeness, and supporting you in modifying:

  • Prenuptial/Premarital Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements (without a divorce filing)

When you are unsure of what terms you want in a Premarital Agreement or Cohabitation Agreement, we can also help mediate or facilitate those discussions for couples who want to explore their legal options.

What to Expect

You will experience a team approach of goal setting, case strategy and case management based on your individual needs and circumstances as she and her team work to:

  • Minimize and neutralize conflict to keep you focused on your path to a new life,
  • Tailor the case to your unique, individual needs,
  • Utilize need-based negotiations vs. interest-based negotiations,
  • Ensure your process addresses more than just the law,
  • Honestly face the reality of the decisions that must be made,
  • Creatively find options for resolution, and
  • Weigh the strengths and vulnerabilities of each option.

We promise to be creative problem solvers with a commitment to finding options that reduce conflict and allow you to determine your future.

Not Sure Where Your Case Fits?

Approaching a family law issue, regardless of the type, can be daunting. If you’re not sure where your case fits in the family law legal services listed above, do not hesitate to contact us, so we may help you come up with a plan.