Collaborative Approach to Family Law and Therapy in Monmouth & Ocean Counties
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The Legal Perspective

People rely on me to be logical, rational, knowledgeable about the law, with experience that can only be gained after representing hundreds of people. I use my skills to guide the process from an objective standpoint keeping in mind how other people have resolved similar issues.

During mediation, Samantha monitors and regulates subjective issues and concerns that would cause the mediation to lose focus. All of this occurs against a backdrop of what a Court would do, if the decision was by default left to "a stranger in a black robe".

The goal is to reach an amalgam where couples are empowered to resolve differences with mutual respect, reasonably satisfied that the end result of a contested litigation would be far more costly financially and emotionally.

Where children are involved it is fair to say that their best interests should be paramount.

The Psychological Perspective

August has utilized a team approach to mediation since the late 1970s, where emotions are flaring and intruding on the dispute resolution process. It is not necessary in every mediation, but is helpful especially when children are involved. For many people, divorce is an emotionally wrenching experience that intrudes on the ability to work towards a fair resolution of separation and divorce related issues. As a Licensed professional Counselor, this is my domain.

During mediation my goal is to provide a safe environment where over time contentious issues can be defused and resolved - through emotional self-regulation, which can be taught. My focus is to keep communication lines open and move the process along towards resolution, rather than leave emotions left unattended. Where children are involved, we will discuss how best to ease and guide your children through the process as your family reforms; and dependent on the age of your children, how they will be affected by their own emotional development; so that looking forward, a healthy co-parenting arrangement can be achieved - to the extent appropriate.

I can help you hear and be heard when the hurt and frustration built up during the marriage threaten to drown out each of your clear commitment to a happy future for yourselves and your kids. During the process I will make suggestions, provide guidance, and books to read, to help navigate your children to be successful adults.

We will work collaboratively to facilitate preparation of a parenting plan that gives explicit guidance for decision-making in most foreseeable circumstances—I offer communications "check-ups" and coaching to help you handle the changing circumstances of your lives and relationships.

Our Clients

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  • “I was honored to have his friendship and lawyering.”

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  • “I can't tell you how much I appreciate you.”

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  • “I thank August for his kindly warm manner and sense of humor.”

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  • “There are no words to express how grateful I am for August !!”

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  • “August is a terrific attorney”

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  • “An excellent lawyer, and a great person”

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  • “Facing my divorce was, at best, very worrisome. August described the process and next steps.”

    Darrell Dufresne

  • “I will always be grateful!”

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  • “August is an incredible person and a great attorney”

    Tim Vota

  • “A divorce doesn't have to tear your heart out or empty your purse”


  • “I wanted to thank August for giving his time and professionalism.”

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  • “Without him, I don't know what I would have done.”

    Former Client

  • “August is an excellent family law attorney!”

    Ralph Fretz, Ph.D.

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