"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has the superior opportunity to be a good man. There will be business enough." -Abraham Lincoln
Our philosophy-- Traditional adversarial litigation can destroy families. Many family law attorneys remain unaware of this. It is no wonder given that law school teaches this type of advocacy emphasizing "winning" as the ultimate goal and bullying and intimidation as the method. This adversarial litigation style is effective in criminal and other areas of the law. However, it is harmful to families in family law cases.
Our law office is committed to not destroying families and changing the use of traditional adversarial tactics in family law cases. If your spouse chooses an attorney unaware of this capacity for destruction, we will do our best to minimize the animosity and conflict.
How did we reach this opinion? Based on years of experience. Katherine Bachelder has over twenty-four years of legal experience including eleven years as a magistrate and standing master presiding over family law cases in Fairbanks. Before attending law school Ms. Bachelder worked for eight years as a counselor for children, adults and families. 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 court matter in a manner allowing you make the best decisions for you and your family while maintaining your dignity and respect.
A settlement approach will still protect your rights. If our zealous advocacy does not lead to a settlement to your satisfaction you will be in experienced hands during all stages of the litigation process which includes discovery, trial preparation, and trial. With a thorough knowledge of the law we will advocate for everything you are entitled to in your settlement or trial. 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 Ms. Bachelder please check the About Us section of our website.
Our Law Office assists clients in the following areas:
- Military Divorce
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence
- Grandparent Rights