Attorney Consultations

At Kahen & Wilbrandt, all prospective clients (except those seeking mediation services) are asked to schedule an initial client consultation before retaining the services of our firm. The focus of the consultation is you and the issues which you bring to our office. We do not waste your time “selling” you on our services. During […]

Unbundled Legal Services

When DIY is more your style and/or full representation is “outside” your budget, an unbundled arrangement (sometimes referred to as “limited scope” representation) may be the best compromise. Unbundled services can include: Ghostwriting letters or court pleadings Second opinions before signing off on a proposed separation agreement/parenting plan Coaching to bolster confidence before attending mediation, […]

Mediation Packages

Mediation is an informal and confidential resolution process conducted by a neutral third party (the mediator). Mediators facilitate communication and negotiation between parties with the end goal of helping them reach a voluntary settlement of all or some of the issues in dispute. At Kahen & Wilbrandt, both parties meet with an attorney-mediator at our […]

The Road Less Traveled – Alternatives to the Courtroom

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference —Robert Frost Resolving a divorce and child custody case in court is expensive, stressful and often unpredictable. While a judge must be “impartial” in the courtroom, no one can wholly set aside […]

Social Media Usage

Andy Warhol said that in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. Facebook is exactly like that except you’re not really famous and your 15 minutes goes on forever. —Craig Ferguson The line between public and private behaviors is increasingly blurred by society’s insatiable appetite for social media. According to a recent Pew […]

Parenting Plans

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. — A.A. Milne The parenting plan is a document which sets forth the allocation of parental decision-making authority and a parenting time schedule. Parenting plans can be created to address difficult situations such as […]

Parenting Exchanges

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. — Dorothy Law Nolte, PHD Conflict-ridden exchanges signal that each parent is more vested in fighting with the other than caring for the child. Parenting exchanges are opportunities for a child to observe both parents at their best … or at their worst. When parents fight […]

Parental Communication

A wise old owl sat in an oak, The more he heard, the less he spoke; The less he spoke, the more he heard; Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird? —Edward Hersey Richards Ongoing and open communication is the key to successful co-parenting. While direct, face-to-face communication is ideal, it is often […]