Family issues are often emotional and complicated and they require a strong advocate to navigate the legal process. Susan’s experienced representation ensures that legal concepts as well as emotional issues are understood so there are no surprises. It is important to make reasoned decisions about the strategies and choices that appropriately meet your needs and goals. Susan’s practice is dedicated to providing compassionate legal counsel while actively and zealously pursuing your objectives and best interests.

What You Can Expect Susan to Do For You:

  • Promptly return all messages from you and opposing counsel
  • Provide you with copies of documents and correspondence received from opposing counsel and third parties
  • Attentively listen to your entire story, noting the details and issues that are important to you
  • Directly and honestly answer any legal questions you may have and provide sound legal advice based on years of experience
  • Assess your case and assist in identifying realistic and achievable goals
  • Work with you to develop a strategy to achieve your objectives
  • Implement the strategy during settlement negotiations
  • Guide you through mediation of custody (allocation of parental responsibilities) and visitation (parenting time) issues and interviews with a guardian ad litem and custody evaluator
  • Build a team with necessary experts and you to value businesses, discover hidden assets, and track financial dealings
  • Thoroughly prepare you and proceed to trial if settlement negotiations are not successful
  • Advise you as to your options regarding post-trial motions and appeals

For personalized representation from an attorney who will listen, address individual needs, counsel, and provide caring service and zealous advocacy, please contact Susan D. Shivers to schedule an appointment.