As Chair of LHS&E’s family law department, Tara’s practice focuses on complex marital dissolution actions (including asset valuation, child support and maintenance issues), parenting plan modifications, and child support modifications. She has extensive courtroom experience both in Superior Court and the Court of Appeals as well as resolving her client’s disputes through the mediation and arbitration process. Tara works diligently to achieve the best result for her clients, utilizing a broad depth of experience, knowledge and skills.
In addition to representing clients in traditional litigation cases, Tara is also trained in the collaborative approach to family law. Collaborative Law is an alternative to traditional litigation and is a method of settling disputes in a respectful manner. Clients agree to use an “out of court” negotiation structure with their attorneys and selected joint experts for an open exchange of relevant information to achieve amicable settlement of all issues that best suit the needs of the new family dynamic as a whole.
In most cases, parties are in crisis. The world they know is ending. Under either the traditional approach or the collaborative approach, using my skills, knowledge, and broad team of professionals we have here at LHS&E, my job is to bring sense and order to the situation and guide my client through to the best possible outcome.