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The Law Offices of Sonya A. Bouma PLC represent clients in all matters relating to crucial aspects of their personal and professional legal affairs.  When searching for legal counsel, you cannot afford anything less than strong and effective representation.
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Family Law

A divorce or legal separation can be one of the most stressful experiences that a person may endure in their life.  The parties involved may be anxious, angry and fearful of an uncertain future.  During dissolution, questions may arise concerning the ability to support two households, or whether there will be a strain on the parent-child relationship should visitation of a minor child be reduced.  Concerns may also be raised with regard to support for the spouse as well as the child. 

At the Law Offices of Sonya A. Bouma PLC, we recommend that the parties involved in a divorce (dissolution of marriage) or legal separation consider all of the alternatives that are available to them. 

Family Courts place great emphasis on settlement and alternate dispute resolution or mediation.  Reaching a fair and efficient resolution to your family law matter will greatly lessen the stress of family law litigation. 

Should settlement through means of mediation be impossible or not appropriate in your situation, the Law Offices of Sonya A. Bouma PLC will represent you and advocate for you through vigorous litigation in order to reach resolution.

At the Law Offices of Sonya A. Bouma PLC, you will be provided with exemplary legal advice, along with stability and guidance necessary to assist you through difficult times.  Each case is evaluated and assessed in an objective manner.  Each client is informed of the advantages and disadvantages of litigation so as to make informed decisions. 





General Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties seeking money damages or specific performance, as opposed to criminal sanctions.  An attorney who practices in the area of Civil Litigation is generally referred to as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer”.  Civil Litigation encompasses a broad range of disputes, including:
                 
                  Real Estate Law
                  Contract Law
                  Workplace/Employment Law
                  Construction Law
                  Landlord/Tenant Law
                  Product Liability
                  Personal Injury
                  Medical Malpractice
                  Administrative Law

For a better understanding of Civil Litigation, the practice may be divided into different stages, including Investigation, Pleadings, Discovery, Pretrial, Trial, Settlement and Appeal.  However, not every case will pass through each of these stages.  In fact, many lawsuits are settled prior to trial.  In addition, many cases that receive a trial verdict are not appealed.

At the Law Offices of Sonya A. Bouma PLC, we will represent you through each stage of the litigation process.  As an experienced attorney, Sonya A. Bouma represents parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative courts, federal courts, state courts and local courts.  

The Law Offices of Sonya A. Bouma PLC will provide the kind of personal attention, trust and communication that clients expect.  Cordial and professional, Sonya A. Bouma will work to achieve results in a cost effective manner through means of mediation or negotiation.  However, when the case calls for litigation, she is a forceful advocate who is determined to prevail.  Contact The Law Offices of Sonya A. Bouma PLC for your consultation:  (209) 527-8700.  You may also contact us via our website.