Providing Expert Family Law Services
At Garrity Traina, we specialize in handling a wide range of family law cases that require the expertise of a seasoned divorce attorney. From divorce proceedings and asset division to spousal support, child custody, and visitation rights, our dedicated team is well-equipped to navigate complex legal matters with compassion and professionalism. In addition to divorce cases, we also assist clients with adoption, collaborative law, mediation, and various domestic relations issues.
Our Approach: Personalized Guidance Every Step of the Way
We understand that every client has unique needs and goals. That’s why we prioritize open and effective communication right from the start. When you reach out to us, our knowledgeable team, including Nikki Smith, will be there to address your initial inquiries promptly. Following that, our experienced attorneys, Steve Raynor or Kyle Farmer, will schedule an initial client meeting to discuss your case in detail.
Throughout the entire process, we ensure that our clients are well-informed about the relevant laws, their rights, and available procedural options. We take the time to understand your goals, values, and preferences, so we can provide sound advice and guidance tailored to your specific situation. At Garrity Traina, we believe that an educated client is empowered to make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones.
Settling Disputes: Focus on Collaboration
The majority of our clients come to us looking for amicable resolutions. With our extensive knowledge and experience in family law, we are well-versed in the different ways cases can be settled. In fact, approximately 98% of the cases we handle are resolved through settlement negotiations, often avoiding the need for trial. We firmly believe that early and cooperative exchange of information, followed by compromise and negotiation, can minimize attorney fees, stress, and unnecessary delays.
From the very first meeting, we guide our clients through the substantive issues and procedural options associated with their divorce or other family law matters. Together, we develop a customized plan that aligns with your desired timeframe and preferred approach. Whether it involves preparing a proposed settlement agreement or filing a divorce complaint, we strive to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.
Prepared for the Unexpected: Trial Representation
While settlement is always our goal, there are instances where a trial becomes inevitable. In such cases, rest assured that we will be by your side, fully prepared to protect your interests. Our esteemed Charlottesville divorce attorneys, Steve Raynor and Kyle Farmer, possess extensive experience in trial preparation and litigation. We work diligently to establish reasonable expectations, based on the evidence, the law, and the judge overseeing your case. Our unwavering focus remains on achieving the best possible outcome for you.
Urgent Matters: Swift and Effective Action
At times, we are approached by clients who require immediate legal action. We understand the urgency and prioritize these cases accordingly. As soon as we are retained, we schedule an initial meeting to understand the situation better. If necessary, we promptly take appropriate measures to safeguard your interests.
Transparent Fee Structure: Your Cost-Effective Legal Partner
We acknowledge that family law disputes can be financially burdensome. At Garrity Traina, we take a cost-benefit approach to our legal services. Whenever feasible, tasks are assigned to our highly skilled paralegals or staff members to reduce costs. Moreover, we are open to clients who prefer to be more involved in their case to minimize expenses. However, it’s crucial to note that we do not compromise on quality, and we only decline cases when the projected costs exceed what is reasonable given the circumstances.
In-Depth Information and Reliable Advice
At Garrity Traina, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge. Our website offers a wealth of family law resources, including an updated electronic version of Mr. Raynor’s book, “Divorce in Virginia: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect.” While background reading can be beneficial, it is essential to understand that it does not substitute personalized legal advice. If you are facing a family law issue, we strongly recommend seeking early advice from a trusted family law attorney. For a comprehensive consultation, please reach out to us via telephone or email.
Garrity Traina: your dedicated partner in navigating the complexities of family law. Visit our website to learn more.