Men and women, petitioners and respondents, straight and gay clients, and more. My goal is to be your counselor-at-law, advocate, and a trusted advisor.
Pre-nuptials and post-nuptials
Modern marriage is more than romance, it is also a contract between two very different people. Many of the anxieties of blending your life with another person can be avoided with an honest discussion before marriage (pre-nuptial) or when things change in a marriage (post-nuptial). The goal of a good agreement is to 1) avoid the disagreements in the future that can lead to a divorce and 2) allow the parties to move forward with more certainty if divorce is necessary. It all starts with a conversation.
Adoptions, kinship guardianship
Helping families grow and keeping children with their loved ones are as important to me as they are to you. I am inspired by families who want to love and protect children.
Basic Wills and simple estate trusts
Making final needs decisions can be challenging and emotional but the process can also create peace of mind for you now and for the people you love, later. I know the benefits and hardships that families go through during times of loss and believe that good planning creates a chance for some harmony for survivors during hardship.
Mediation, settlement negotiation
Alternative Dispute Resolution includes ways of solving hard problems without the time or expense of a trial. With knowledge of many industries and specialized training in mediation and family mediation, McBryde Law can help both sides reach an agreement they can live with.