Our priority is to help families working through a divorce or separation move through the process as respectfully and durably as possible. To that end, we offer a range of services – from coaching a client who wants to represent him or herself (with a little help), to working with clients on selective issues (for example, child support and parenting but not property division). We also engage in collaborative problem solving with the other party and his or her attorney and perhaps a neutral financial expert or a coach. We are here to help parties mediate and come to agreement on their disputes. We have extensive experience in all phases of litigation, but our philosophy is to offer litigation services only when absolutely necessary. Initial consultations are $275 for one hour.
This process is not your parents’ divorce. We believe in approaching family issues and divorce settlements with respect and good faith negotiation. We pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for all parties that empowers them to identify shared values and move toward a successful resolution.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. –ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Co-Parenting in a Pandemic
Port Gardner Law Group founder Cynthia First is quoted in news article about a more civil divorce option. It allows couples to agree on terms of their divorce without going to court. Read Full Article
SPLIT is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents. SPLIT gives us the children’s perspective on divorce… no adults, no experts… just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce. View the trailer below.
We have copies available to lend to interested parents.
Cynthia was prompt, wise and courteous. During one of the most difficult chapters in my life I feel I was well-represented and well-informed. I’d recommended her.
John, Divorce Client
Cynthia is honest, realistic, supportive, personable, and she really listened to me. Her knowledge and expertise in the law was reassuring. I trusted her guidance 100%. She provided exceptional support and advice in the very emotional, overwhelming, and sometimes frustrating area of divorce. Communication (in person, email, and phone) has been excellent with Cynthia and her staff throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Cynthia to anyone.