Hi, I'm Tessa J. Bennett. While my formal title is family law attorney, I refer to myself as a child avenger. I say this because even though I am typically hired by parents in custody disputes, I assure each client their child is my true focus. My goal in every case is to shield kiddos from the ugliness that often comes with litigation and to create custody schedules in their best interest, not those simply convenient for the parents.
Coming from a divorced family, I have firsthand experience with what children suffer when parents separate, including navigating parental conflict and adjusting to life in two homes. I have also been in a blended family marriage and through the divorce process myself so I understand and appreciate the heartache and stress that can come with sharing custodial time, especially for holidays, and having your ex's new significant other parent your child.
I understand what you are going through. I care. I treat all my cases as if they are my own, affecting my child. I will be your biggest advocate, in and outside the courtroom, but know I will give you the advice you need, not just what you want to hear. I will advise you as I would my best friend based upon the circumstances of your case, good and bad, so you can make an informed decision that is best for you and your family.