Civil procedures including divorce, child custody, child support and maintenance generally fall under the category of Family Law.   It is important to understand your options when you consider that these proceedings often result in significant life changes.


Mediation is a forum in which a neutral 3rd party facilitates communication between parties to promote reconciliation, understanding and settlement. This approach is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional litigation, however, does not work for everyone.


A guardian ad litem is a unique type of guardian in a relationship that has been created by a court order only for the duration of a legal action. Courts appoint these special representatives for those who need help protecting their rights in court.