Law Office of Karli S. Fernandez
Representation with Results
At my law office, we are client-centered. Every client is our most important client, and we do our best to meet the legal needs of each and every one. Whether someone walks into my office needing legal counsel on a family law or criminal matter, that person is assured that I will personally handle their claim and give them personalized attention.
After working for and with other attorneys in Massachusetts, I decided to break off and start my own firm in 2007. By establishing my own firm, I am able to provide clients with one-on-one legal advice outside of the typical Monday through Friday, 9-5 work week.
54 Main Street
Leominster MA 01453
Phone (978) 870-4045
I had a client who had been allowed minimal visitation at best with his daughter. I was able to negotiate a fairer visitation schedule, doubling visitation time and succeeding in helping him achieve a divorce agreement he was happy with.
On a contract dispute, I had a client who was being assessed in excess of $5,000 in fees. I advised my client of the best approach to his situation and he ended up paying nothing.
On a charge of possession with intent to distribute: Result: Not Guilty
On a divorce matter where issues centered on division of assets and end date of marriage: Result: Settled, payment to client $24,000
On a divorce where I represented the Defendant, Plaintiff sought to have as a condition of Defendant remaining in the marital home, Defendant assume full responsibility for the mortgage: Result: Court ordered Defendant to pay one-half of the mortgage while the Defendant resided in the marital home.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
I chose family law/divorce and criminal law as my primary areas of practice because I have always felt that people with these types of cases can benefit the most from an attorney's guidance. Not only do these cases have lasting effects on a client's life, but in the lives of their families. It is important for clients with these types of cases to hire an attorney who is familiar with family, divorce and criminal law to work to achieve the best outcome.
What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?
Clients should educate themselves on legal issues but must also be mindful of the fact that each case has specific details upon which cases can turn. Clients should feel free to approach me on legal issues they are curious about and I can advise them where appropriate.
Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?
I am more than happy to review documents prepared by clients.
Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?
I am happy to review client documents and help clients represent themselves where appropriate. I have experience doing this through my work at Volunteer Lawyer Services as well as with my personal clients.