Apr 24, 2017
In the first episode of Ask the Experts: Family Law, Thomas Petrelli, Melinda Previtera, and Diana Schimmel provide an introduction to the firm. The partners explain why they choose to focus their practice exclusively on family law matters including divorce, custody, child support, division of assets, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Tom, Melinda, and Diana also describe how they each first built their practices in family law separately before joining together. In fact, Melinda and Diana share the story of how they met during a case in which the two attorneys were adversaries. The three partners outline the moves that led them to ultimately partner together to establish Petrelli Previtera Schimmel.
Digging into the nuts and bolts of their practice, the partners explain how the firm uses up-to-date knowledge of technology to better connect with clients and take action for them as soon as possible. They also describe the benefits of their active involvement in legal organizations as well as their focus on each individual client’s unique goals.
Other topics in this episode include the process of modifying court orders, how the law has expanded to involve opportunities for the LGBT community, the issues surrounding custody arrangements and co-parenting, the increasing trend of adoption, and much more.