Why should you work with New Leaf Family?
If you're like most people going through a relationship conflict, you may have no idea what it is that you want going forward. After all, you've probably never really been in a situation like this before, and may not have a sense for what it “really means” for your life if you try to get this versus that… Most law firms will start by asking you what you “want” (which may or may not be what you actually really do want) – and then will ask you to spend all kinds of money to get it... leaving a blood bath of conflict along the way.
We're not like other law firms. Our primary goal is to empower you to make the best decisions for yourself and your family. We do that by taking you through a process that helps you to determine what really is important, and what's not, and focusing on the results you want, rather than the conflict that you are in at the moment.
Please don't misunderstand … when and if there is adversity and conflict, we've got your back! While it would be great if everyone acted like grownups and could get along well enough to resolve disputes, often times that is not how it works. Sometimes, there are even other dynamics involved – mental illness, domestic violence, emotional abuse, bullying, etc.
We are prepared for these dynamics if they are present. We also recognize that if you are in a situation where you've been subjected to trauma, those are not the times when you will feel most able to make the best decisions. In addition to our lawyers working on your case, we have counselors and other professionals who work with you on your future life. That being said, if the situation is relatively amicable and everyone is able to get along enough to work through the issues, then (unfortunately unlike many lawyers) we will not stir up conflict just to prolong the process!
We work hard to help you come through this process feeling that you are actively building your life going forward according to your values.
Our clients come to us in many different ways. Some are in shock, some are angry, some want to get things done – now! - and some aren't sure whether or what they want to change. Others come to us with more clarity. Regardless, we meet them where they are.
Depending on how you come to us, we work with you to get clear about where you want to go for yourself and your family. Then, together, we make a plan to get you there, and to make the journey from where you are to where you want to be one during which you can find peace and grow.
Skilled Representation In All Aspects Of Family Conflicts
In the meantime, you also will know that you have a team of experienced practitioners working hard to effectuate your plan. We will work on the technical details involving your time with your children, your living situation, financial support, property distribution, and the like. We do this with the confidence that comes from experience, which also allows us to not instigate unnecessary conflict for you, or your family.
YOU are our client. We don't take on cases. We work with clients. We can't guarantee specific results for anyone … but what we can promise is that we will work hard to put you in the position to make the most important decisions for your future, in accordance with what is most important to you.