Family law representation can be a complicated process. Such matters are often emotionally charged because of the delicate nature of the issues, which can have a major influence on a family’s future. The outcome of a child custody agreement can determine how securely a child grows up, just as the results of property division can define how comfortably each spouse lives after their divorce.
When your future seems uncertain during a divorce proceeding or other family law issue, knowing what to expect from the legal process offers some reassurance. No matter what kind of family law issue you need to overcome, you deserve the help of a committed and compassionate Massachusetts family law attorney, who will provide you with the advocacy necessary to help you find your path forward.
Clients in vulnerable situations need an attorney who is not afraid to fight inside and outside the courtroom when the matter involves contempt, or a paternity case among never married parents, or a disenfranchised spouse. Equally important is an attorney who will assist in settling matters involving gray (or silver) divorce and advocate for the equitable division of assets, or work towards drafting a prenuptial agreement that helps a couple start their life together with the right safeguards in place.
While your lawyer should be able to guide you through your legal needs, they should also tell you what to expect from your case. I am Jennifer Sevigney Durand, a Massachusetts family law attorney and I help my clients in this way. I know how complicated these cases can be, and while my goal is to help you secure fast and fair resolutions in these cases, I also want you to know what to expect from the process and from my process of representation.
"Let's work together." - Attorney Durand
Our partnership starts with an initial consultation and an overview of what is involved in the attorney-client relationship. Communication and trust are important factors between us for the efficient and predictable progression of your case. As your attorney, I will find a resolution goal that fits your family’s unique needs and implement a strategic plan accordingly. I will guide you through the process and make sure you are in control of making the decisions that are in the best interests for your family.
Success starts with knowledge. At the outset, I will start with an outline and understanding of the pertinent details of your case, both legal and nonlegal. This starts during the initial consultation, where you’ll talk about where you are and where you’d like to be at the conclusion of your case. Setting realistic goals for the time, cost, and potential outcomes of your case is essential.
Depending on your goals, the legal strength of your case, and the disposition of the other side, there are a number of different paths your case could possibly take. All cases have their own characteristics and require tailored approaches. Exploring all reasonable avenues will both give you a level of comfort and poise you for a fair resolution.
Things don’t always go as planned. But experience is on your side and informed changes in strategy ensure that your case still results in a satisfactory outcome. Though the goal of our work together is to resolve your case without the necessity of a trial, I will always be prepared for your case to go to litigation if it becomes necessary.