Family Law

Vial Fotheringham's family law practice was put into affect to help people from all walks of life resolve their personal, family, and relationship based issues. Sarah Lappin, who has been an attorney for eight years, is our main lawyer in this area of law; she chooses this practice focus in order to have an opportunity to aid anyone dealing with family hardships, so she can make a very tough time a little easier.

Sarah and Vial Fotheringham understand the level difficulty and distress faced in this type of situation, and how painful family law issues can be. We also know there is a need to resolve these problems proactively, effectively, reasonably, and as quickly as possible, to benefit the entire family involved. Sarah supports the concept of mediation and settlement, and will assist anyone interested in working through the issue using this process. However, Sarah also realizes that some situations require a more aggressive approach, and she is both willing and capable of vigorously advocating on your behalf.

Family Law Areas of Practice:

  • Divorce
    • Contested
    • Uncontested
  • Legal separation and annulment
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Division of property
  • Child support and enforcement
  • Maintenance and alimony
  • Post-divorce enforcement and modification
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence – stalking and restraining orders
  • Adoption
  • Partnership agreements