Family Law

The RWO family law practice team has more than half a century of experience in domestic relations proceedings.

Family law is an increasingly complex field touching upon many other practice areas. The RWO family law practice team, unlike the vast majority of domestic relations practitioners, is a family law practice group integrated within a full service law firm enabling domestic relations clients and the domestic relations team immediate access to sophisticated tax, estate planning, real estate, business planning, and corporate resources within the firm. The RWO family practice team is thus able to bring to bear a more complete substantive analysis and range of perspectives than that available in most domestic relations firms. The RWO family law practice team is well known for its thorough and aggressive litigation approach if that alternative necessary.

Divorce/Dissolution and Legal Separation

There are an increasing number of alternatives for negotiating and obtaining a modification or termination of a marriage including Divorce/Dissolution, Legal Separation and Annulment by means not only of court proceedings with the assistance of mediation and collaborative proceedings.  In this context, the frequently presented issues are:

  • Alimony/Maintenance
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Business Valuation in Divorce
  • Division of Retirement Assets
  • Hidden Assets


Agreements relating to marriage, cohabitation and domestic partnerships are becoming common devices to minimize or avoid acrimony in the event of divorce, legal separation or  the split-up of unmarried couples.  RWO attorneys have significant experience drafting and negotiating these agreements include Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements (also called “Nuptial” Agreements), Cohabitation Agreements and Domestic Partnership Agreements.


Adoption is an important feature of the legal services provided by our Family Law Team.

Attorneys on the RWO family law practice team are: