WHERE SHOULD I START?
Let’s talk. Every case starts with a sit-down conversation with Lance and Nicole. If you are upset, it can be difficult to see your own situation objectively or to plan for the long term. Let us do that.
After spending an hour discussing your situation, questions, and concerns, we will give you our recommendations about how to proceed, even if you don’t choose to retain our firm. The purpose of our initial consultation is to see if we are able to help you, and if we are a good match going forward.
We hope that we will not only become your attorneys, but that we will become your friends. Friends that you can trust, friends that you can talk to, and friends you know you can depend on.
WHAT'S YOUR LEGAL STYLE?
Not every case should be litigated, not every case should be mediated, and not every case should be settled. With our experience, we will be able to help you decide which strategy is the best one for your individual situation.
We are not stuck using any one style or strategy when dealing with your case. We will find style and strategy the one that works for you at every stage of your case.
SHOULD I HIRE A BIG LAW FIRM?
Big law firms practice in many different areas of the law. Some large law firms treat their family law division as a training ground for new attorneys.
We recommend you retain a law firm whose focus is family law. At Widdis & White, we practice exclusively in family law.
Every case at Widdis & White is handled by our firm’s owners and partners, Nicole Widdis and Lance White. That means you get our unique experience and personalized attention on your case.
SHOULD I HIRE A SOLO PRACTITIONER?
We have the resources to handle unexpected events in a way that is often difficult or impossible for one attorney. Both of us represent every client.
Being represented by both of us means that both of us will be familiar with your case, and that either of us can represent you in court, speak with opposing counsel, or negotiation with the other party. We also bring our unique perspectives and different talents to each case.
Sometimes, for whatever reason, you might feel more comfortable working either with Nicole or with Lance. We want you to feel comfortable and confident, and that’s why having the two of us is better than having just one of us.
Families also involve genders, and family situations can involve gendered view-points. Being a man and a woman legal team allows us to provide different perspectives when evaluating, analyzing, and preparing for your case.