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Bachelder Law Office-Concentrating in Family Law: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Adoption (907) 452-5529

An experienced attorney helping families make informed choices for 25 years.
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Dedicated to settlement of family disputes 

with dignity and integrity.

Our philosophy-- Traditional adversarial litigation can destroy families, especially children.  Many people remain unaware of this.  It is what we were taught in law school.  Traditional advocacy emphasizes "winning" as the ultimate goal and bullying and intimidation as the method.  In a divorce or custody battle no person wins.  A traditional adversarial style is effective and needed in some family law cases and we provide this.  However, the objective is to have the skill and flexibility to know which approach is needed in your case.

We understand the impact of high conflict divorce on children and families.  Katherine has over twenty-five years of legal experience including eight years as a criminal defense attorney and eleven years as a magistrate judge and standing master presiding over family law cases in Fairbanks. Before and during law school Katherine worked for eight years as a counselor for children, adults and families.

If Katherine sounds like someone you would like to work with or obtain legal advice from, you may schedule a consultation to ask legal questions, determine the strength of your case, assess your expected outcome, learn about court procedures, determine the retainer and hourly fee, and most importantly, determine if we will work well together.  A consultation can also be useful if you are representing yourself in court.  Tips for consultations are found on the Consultation tab to the left.

Emotions often cloud judgment during the court process. Let an experienced lawyer guide you through the process and help you make difficult decisions based on sound judgment rather than emotion. As a team, we will resolve your family law dispute in a manner allowing you to maintain your dignity and respect and protect the wellbeing of your children.  You can determine the course your divorce or custody dispute will take.

If our zealous advocacy does not lead to an early settlement to your satisfaction you will be in experienced hands during all stages of the litigation process including discovery, trial preparation, and trial.  With a thorough knowledge of the law we will advocate for everything you are entitled to receive.  When it comes to a decision involving a child we will advocate for what you believe is in your child's best interests. For more information about us please check the About Us tab of our website.

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250 Cushman Street, Suite 5

Fairbanks, AK  99701

(907) 452-5529 Voice

(907) 455-4992 Fax

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250 Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
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