MEDIATIONS BY CANOVA
At Mediations by Canova, we provide caring and comprehensive legal assistance, empowering families to navigate the complexities of divorce, child custody, and more.Let's Talk
I have been practicing law in Northwest Arkansas for over 30 years, focusing exclusively on family law cases. My expertise lies in areas such as:
I am and have always been solely dedicated to family law matters. I do not handle cases such as traffic accidents or DWIs.
As an experienced lawyer, I understand the significance of having professional assistance when dealing with complex issues like heavy asset divorces or child custody disputes.
My role as your lawyer advocate is to gather all the necessary information to support you in negotiating your case. If negotiations fail to yield the desired results, I am prepared to take your case to the courtroom.Let's Talk
Divorce is the ending of a marriage, which involves dividing the things owned together and deciding who will have custody of the children.
Paternity is about establishing a parent's rights and responsibilities to a child born when the parents weren't married.
Guardianship is the legal arrangement that allows someone to take on the responsibility of caring for and making decisions on behalf of a minor child when one or both parents are unable to meet the child's needs.
Adoptions are when someone becomes the legal parent of a child who is not their biological child, usually when their biological parent is absent or unable to care for them.
Child custody is about making the best plans for decision-making and physical care of a child when their parents no longer live together.
Being a spouse and a mother of three, I have firsthand experience in navigating the emotional challenges that come with family law matters. Effective listening plays a pivotal role in being a good domestic relations attorney, and I have learned the value of actively listening to my clients' concerns and perspectives.
As a professional, I uphold the highest ethics rating available in my field. I understand the emotional toll that a divorce or custody dispute can have on individuals and families. Acknowledging and addressing these emotional aspects is crucial.
We value the trust our clients give to allow us to help them work through very difficult times in their lives.
We value communication because words, not wars, solve problems.
We value family as parents of 3 children because the dynamics of each household need personal attention, not court intervention.
In addition to my legal practice, I am an active member of esteemed legal associations:
-Washington County Bar Association
-Benton County Bar Association
-The Arkansas Bar Association's domestic relations section
I have been recognized for my expertise and have been invited to speak at various legal education seminars, sharing my insights on trying divorce or custody cases. These opportunities allow me to contribute to the professional development of my fellow attorneys and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in family law.
If you are in need of legal assistance in your family law case, I am here to provide you with professional guidance and support.
I am committed to understanding your unique situation and working towards achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.