Mark S. Cochran
exclusively practices Family Law, which includes
divorce, visitation establishment and enforcement, child support
establishment and enforcement,
modification, custody, paternity, contempt, pre-marital agreements,
step-parent adoption, and other child and family-related matters.
Mark S. Cochran
rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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Mr. Cochran has extensive litigation
experience, and is qualified and capable of the trial of complex or large estates.
We believe it is essential that a client be fully informed of
his or her options and the progress of the case. We zealously
represent our clients' interests while frankly advising as to the
reality of the clients' expectations, given the specific
circumstances of the case.
Although Mr. Cochran is a trial attorney, we
acknowledge that most family law matters are best settled and resolved
prior to trial. Settlement, when fairly done, can save a client
significant time and money. Settlement also allows the parties
to have total control over the decision-making involving their
children and property. Each attorney, therefore, has extensive
experience in alternate dispute resolution, including mediation,
settlement conferences, access facilitation and old-fashioned
negotiation between lawyers. While encouraging alternate dispute
resolution, we recognized that certain cases and issues must be tried
by a Judge or jury, and are prepared to do so.
Most importantly, we believe that an
effective family law attorney must work to resolve problems, not
create conflict and escalate hostilities.
This web site is meant for
general information only and should not be construed as actual legal
advice nor the creation of an attorney-client relationship.
Nothing can replace a personal consultation with a qualified attorney,
reviewing the client's specific needs, circumstances and facts.