Domestic law matters require particular care and experience because these conflicts involve personal and financial problems affecting family members. Susan Harman-Scott is accustomed to dealing with high-conflict, complex matters and has the expertise to control and defuse volatile situations. This enables the client to concentrate on adapting to his or her new circumstances without the added burden of dealing directly with an upsetting situation.
Family law involves decision-making that can affect families for many years. Having a knowledgeable, creative, and experienced attorney can make a difference in the financial and emotional outcome of a case, and can help minimize the crippling cost of a domestic lawsuit. Susan Harman-Scott is dedicated to providing strong advocacy for her clients, assisting them in analyzing their options, and making sure they are prepared for the outcomes.
Family Law Practice Areas
- Divorce and Separation
- Litigation and Mediation
- Child Custody and Support
- Enforcement and Modification
- Marital Contracts
- Equitable Distribution
- Spousal Support
- Marital Issues between Elders or “Gray Divorce”
- Blended Families
- Multi-State Issues
The laws governing family law are complex and confusing, and every marital dissolution is different. Often times advice from out-of-state attorneys, family and friends, and the internet is erroneous. Working with an experienced attorney ensures that the client receives accurate information and is fully aware of his or her rights and responsibilities.
Mediation is a formal negotiation of an out-of-court settlement facilitated by a certified Family Financial Mediator, the parties, and the parties’ attorneys. Susan Harman-Scott is a certified Family Financial Mediator and has solid experience both as a mediator and representing clients in mediation.
If the parties are unable to reach a solution after engaging in a mediated settlement conference, litigation in Civil District Court is the next step. Trying a family law case can be an expensive, complicated, and lengthy process. Susan has extensive trial experience in all aspects of family law.