Divorce, Child Custody, Enforcement
Divorce, Child Custody, Enforcement
Divorce affects us all. It is a life-changing event, similar to a birth, a wedding or even a death. It changes the course of our lives. And while it is true that your life will never be the same, it is also true that you can emerge from this event stronger, healthier and happier than you were before. Many of us don’t choose this path, it is chosen for us. Yet it will become part of our story.
You are not here by accident. You found Modern Law, because we can help. Modern Law was founded by people who care, people who have been there, and suffered the way you are suffering now. My name is Billie Tarascio, owner of Modern Law. Here is a part of my story.
For me, divorce changed the course of my life when I was 19. It wasn’t my divorce; it was my parents. I was in college and planning to attend law school, but I had no intention of doing family law. At 19, my parents sat my brothers and me down and told us they were getting a divorce. They had been married for 20+ years. While I understood that relationships are complicated, I was still devastated. In the coming months I watched as the drama unfolded. Being an adult, I was all too aware of the details surrounding the demise of their relationship and their divorce.
During that time I felt devastated, betrayed, bitter and resentful that my family was falling apart. My reality, my framework, was shifting. If my family could fall apart, then no family was exempt from the effects of divorce: My family that went to church every Sunday, that sat down for meals together every night, my parents who worked together in a business they created together, my parents who were always there for my brothers and me, no matter what sort of trouble we got ourselves into. In the coming months I watched the custody battle unfold.
I became aware of the role that the attorney was playing in their lives. I became aware of how important it was for the attorney not only to know the law and be a skilled litigator, but to believe in the client. To understand their story, their desires, and the outcome most important to that client.
That’s when I decided to become a family law attorney. I wasn’t interested in sitting behind a desk and pushing paper all day. I wasn’t interested in working for rich corporations helping them to make more money. I didn’t want to spend my days prosecuting or defending those who were charged with crimes. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the many families going through divorce.
Family law is a calling. It is not for the faint of heart. As an attorney, we must be ready to walk this road again and again with the families going through it. Each of the attorneys and staff at Modern Law has their own life-changing story that set them on the course to working at Modern Law. As a firm, we have known personal divorce, domestic violence, birth out of wedlock, repeated divorces of our parents, growing up in split and blended families, and the fallout that comes from real-life.
We practice exclusively family law and we want to be part of your story. We want to be the attorney, the skilled and knowledgeable litigator, who does more. We want to be the attorney that believes in your case, understands your objectives and your motivations, and helps you to walk through this journey and emerge stronger.
At Modern Law, we are dedicated to helping families going through divorce, regardless of your income. Our attorneys are knowledgeable, creative, and relentless in pursuit of your goals. We offer options, like flat fee divorce and pay-as-you-go services. We have developed a sister company, Access Legal, dedicated to helping the many individuals representing themselves in family court.
Modern Law may not be the firm for you. If you are looking to avoid paying child support at all costs, or to screw your ex in every way possible, to hide money, or to cut off your children’s access to a good parent, we are not the right firm for you. Instead, if you are looking for a firm that will work with you, protect your interests, and efficiently and effectively advocate for what is rightfully yours, you may have found your firm.
Congrats! You have taken the first and most important step in resolving your family law case. Whether you call to schedule or fill out a web form online, our staff will gather the information we need in order to begin serving your needs. The information we collect includes:
Woo-hoo! We are well on our way to coming up with a plan to tackle the issues. Tell us your story. During your initial intake, we will gather information about you, your family, and your case. Most importantly, we will talk about your objectives and your legal options. Intakes are usually 20-30 minutes in length and we cover the following issues:
Time to get down to business. After we understand the case history and your objectives, it’s time to talk budget. We have designed a system to create transparency and maximize your legal budget. Here are some of the ways we can serve your needs:
Finding Modern Law was a blessing for me; their services are worth every penny. They will help you, all you need to bring is a desire to help yourself. I will always remember and recommend their professional services.
Working with Billie has been an absolute pleasure. I am so thankful I found her, and that she was able to represent me through my divorce. From the beginning she made me feel comfortable, and always had my best interest.
I really can’t say enough great things about Billie, and the staff at Modern Law. They are professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I will be referring any of my family members, or friends in need of an attorney to Billie Tarascio.
Ms. Tarascio is fair, honest, and compassionate. (an element that seems to be sorely lacking in the legal arena) However, one should not mistake Ms. Tarascio’s kindness, for weakness. She is a formidable opponent, indeed!
Billie did an excellent job representing me in my divorce case. She kept me informed of the status at all times. She provided viable options throughout the process and together we were able to determine the best approach . . .
Stephanie was an excellent attorney and I would recommend her to anyone. She was very logical, rational, and supportive of my situation. She was always concerned with what was in my best interest and the best interest of my daughter . . .
I would highly recommend Billie and her staff. Modern Law represented me in my divorce. They were there throughout the process and made sure the judge heard my side of the story.
Divorce is a traumatic experience, having someone like Billie Tarascio and Modern Law on my side helped tremendously.
Billie was very supportive, offering answers to my questions and suggesting strategies for ways I can handle my situation with the least amount of pain and expense.