How to get the most out of your attorney consultation

We offer consultations at a reduced hourly rate to residents in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and throughout Southwest Florida.

Dori O'Donnell of Grossman Law and Conflict Management

Dori O’Donnell

When you call our firm to schedule a consultation with attorney Keith Grossman or attorney Danielle Levy you can anticipate talking with Dori O’Donnell, our paralegal who is in charge of customer relations. She will ask you some questions to gather basic information for Keith and Danielle prior to the consultation. Are you concerned about the risk of paying more than you can afford in alimony or child support? Is there a family business? Is there a history of domestic violence? The more information you share with us the better we will be able to advise you, and it will allow us to properly tailor the consultation to your needs and questions.

Dori will direct you to complete the Client Intake Form on our website. You can complete and submit the Client Intake Form in advance of your appointment or complete it in our lobby before your scheduled appointment time.

Attorney Keith Grossman, divorce attorney

Attorney Keith Grossman

We recommend that you write down all the questions you have before meeting with an attorney. Bring the list in with you and check off the items as they are addressed. For most people, the divorce or family law process can be daunting. We understand that. Even if you aren’t able to make a list, we can help you identify issues in your potential family law case. This will help you make the most of your consultation. Some people choose to bring another family member or confidant with them for support and an extra set of ears.

Attorney Danielle Levy, Fort Myers divorce attorney

Attorney Danielle Levy

This is your opportunity to get to know a little bit more about the firm and our philosophy. We also encourage you to check out our Lending Library for books and our resources online that can help you guide you through this emotional time. You are not alone; call us today to schedule your consultation and let us assist you.

For more information on divorce and family law issues, email, or call toll free: 877-687-1392, or locally: 239-210-7516.

Interested in learning more about the emotions that can surface during a divorce, read my free e-book, “Does Every Divorce Need a Shark?”

Does Every Divorce Need a Shark?

How to reduce conflict in your marriage

The majority of the time we are helping clients navigate how to get a divorce. You don’t just jump into the decision to get a divorce. For many their marital relationship stops being a priority and they find themselves falling out of love. During consultations we help potential clients determine if divorce is actually the next step or there may be other options the spouse hasn’t yet considered. What works for one couple may not be the right fit for another. Here are some suggestions we often bring up.

Tips to avoid divorce, relationship advice and more.

  1. Date Your Spouse: Whether you’ve been married for a year or several decades, consider dating your spouse. This isn’t a novel idea, but couples often get wrapped up in their daily routines and forget to incorporate the intimate aspect of their marriage. An underlying symptom in many troubled marriages is one partner feeling like he or she is being taken for granted. Deciding to “date your mate” can be the perfect antidote to that kind of resentment. You might consider something as simple as leaving an unexpected love note for your spouse or walking your dog together at the end of your day. These little gestures can have a great impact.
  1. Couples’ Counseling: If both parties are willing and interested in meeting with a professional to try to improve the relationship, it can be a good opportunity to raise and address some of the issues in your marriage with a professional, third-party neutral. Therapists can help you learn how better communicate with your spouse. You can contact our firm for a referral to mental health professionals who can help you improve your marriage and avoid getting a divorce.
  1. Parenting Coordination: Parenting coordination is something the Courts and attorneys are turning to more and more when faced with parenting disputes. If you find you and your spouse are frequently finding yourselves at odds over parenting decisions, parenting coordination could be a good fit for you. Parenting coordination is a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process whereby a parenting coordinator assists the parents in creating or implementing a parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of disputes between the parents by providing education, making recommendations. Like a counselor or therapist, parenting coordinators are an impartial third person. Please contact our office for a list of qualified parenting coordinators.

Have questions about infidelity and alimony? Email, or call toll free: 877-687-1392, or locally: 239-210-7516.

Interested in learning more about the emotions that can surface during a divorce, read my free e-book, “Does Every Divorce Need a Shark?”

Does Every Divorce Need a Shark