Family Law

Among life's most difficult and upsetting transitions are those which arise out of divorce or the break-up of unmarried couples.  For many, issues involving child custody, child support, and other child related issues involve legal mine fields that most individuals are ill equipped to navigate without assistance. Additionally, dividing up property, money, retirement accounts, and other financial interests can leave a person facing an uncertain financial picture. In short, a person's entire life can be turned upside down when a romantic relationship fails.

For more than 22 years, John Ryan has provided support, guidance, advice, representation and advocacy for people in these most difficult situations. In most cases, we start out by seeking an amicable solution either through negotiation, mediation or some other form of collaborative process. If our clients desires, we even work with the client to explore the possibility of reconciliation.

Unfortunately, sometimes such efforts fail to achieve an acceptable result and the need to involve the court system follows.  Whether you are seeking a limited divorce, an absolute divorce, child custody, child support, alimony or a property division, Mr. Ryan will zealously represent your interests in court. With decades of experience trying to contested cases, he is comfortable in and out of the courtroom.

Regardless of whether the case is settled out of court or resolved by court intervention, we call on a variety of resources in order to properly serve the interests of our clients.  We work closely with other professionals including accountants, counselors, real estate appraisers, business evaluators, and realtors to ensure that the whole range of issues that arise are addressed.  We utilize our paralegals whenever appropriate to manage the costs.  And, of course, we work with the client, who ultimately is our best resource.

At Ryan, Drewniak & Upshaw, we can promise you that we will be at your side as this process unfolds providing personalized and professional representation.  You will not walk this journey alone, but rather with an experienced lawyer and his team to guide you.