CHILD CUSTODY

Description

Mother and father were never married but lived together with their infant child. Mother decided to move an hour away from father with no notice or discussion and withheld parenting time with the child.

Result

After responsive pleadings and a deposition, mother agreed to shared parenting

POST-DECREE TITLE

Description

Wife and husband hired Ellen to help transfer their home to an interested buyer. Ellen discovered that wife's ex-husband had transferred the home into his name and the home was in danger of going to foreclosure.

Result

Title issues resolved; home successfully transferred

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST

Description

Client had a special needs child who could not have property in his own name or risk losing government benefits and aid.

Result

Special Needs Trust created to protect assets the child would inherit

REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST

Description

Client had a niece that she considered to be one of her own children. Client hired Ellen to draft an estate plan.

Result

Revocable Living Trust with No Contest Clause created that named niece and children as beneficiaries

CHILD CUSTODY

Description

Mother filed false claim that father molested child and terminated his parenting time on a temporary basis. Father hired Tina and the case went to trial.

Result

Father awarded full custody and mother gets supervised visits

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Description

Husband and wife had been physically separated for 6 years and husband filed for divorce in order to stop having to keep wife on his health insurance. Tina represented wife.

Result

Half of husband's pension secured and wife to receive lifetime support