Kahen & Wilbrandt, LLC was founded in 2014 by Marissa A. Kahen and Clara A. Wilbrandt. Drawing upon over 30 years of collective legal and life experiences, Marissa and Clara seek to craft workable legal solutions to the highly personal issues of divorce and child custody. At Kahen & Wilbrandt, LLC, we are creative, compassionate and committed family lawyers.

One size never fits all

At Kahen & Wilbrandt, we don’t fall back on cookie-cutter agreements or textbook solutions. We approach each matter with an open mind and the fresh perspective which every case deserves. Each family brings its own players and interpersonal dynamics to the table. To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy, “Happy families are all alike; but every unhappy family insists on being unhappy in its own way.” While we strive to make each client a happy client, we understand that the road to resolution is often marked by bumps and sharp curves. We use our legal knowledge, life experiences and willingness to think outside the box to help our clients navigate potential roadblocks to settlement and explore alternate avenues to a satisfactory conclusion of their case.

What you think and feel matters

At Kahen & Wilbrandt, we understand that each case and every client is unique. Our clients know that their legal issues as well as their personal concerns will receive the diligent care, attention and respect of our team of experienced family law professionals. We encourage each client to share their goals, needs, wishes and even fears regarding their case and their future to assist us in our understanding of their objectives and to enable us to craft workable solutions to the very personal legal issues which they bring to our office.

We do one thing and we do it well

At Kahen & Wilbrandt, we represent families – families in formation, families in transition and families in conflict. We are dedicated family lawyers, with a passionate commitment to protecting our clients’ interests while seeking to control collateral damage to their children and loved ones. We are mindful of cost and believe that, whenever possible, family conflicts should be resolved outside the courtroom. Effective, practical and workable solutions are the hallmark of our practice.

DIY Alternatives for the Self-Represented Litigant

Regardless of whether a traditional attorney-client relationship is outside your budget or simply not your style, Kahen & Wilbrandt can help. We offer a number of DIY options for the self-represented litigant to help you navigate the legal process, understand the particular issues in your case and evaluate the options and decisions before you. Available services include attorney consultations; preparation and/or review of, pleadings, motions, agreements and other legal documents associated with your case; as well as personal “coaching” to help you organize and prepare for hearings, trials, settlement negotiations and mediation.