Practice Areas for Individuals & Families

Family Law

Millstein & Associates offers extensive experience in family law matters. The firm is especially versed in litigating cases involving issues such as complex property distribution, high asset property division, difficult custody issues, and multi-jurisdictional issues. Although it is generally preferable to avoid adversarial hearings it is not always possible to do so. In the event that cases call for contested proceedings, Millstein & Associates brings the same high level of sophisticated advocacy and trial skills as the firm employs in complex business and commercial litigation.

Millstein & Associates:

  • Counsels and negotiates complex divorce and custody issues.
  • Negotiates property and custody settlements.
  • Drafts pre-nuptial, post-nuptial or domestic partner agreements.
  • Resolves post-judgment issues with support and custody.

Probate Litigation

When confusion and disputes arise in administering a valid will, Millstein & Associates has a proven track record of resolving claims and settling complicated and emotional controversies, especially those involving litigation. Challenges in probate include disagreements over the payment of claims against the estate and the management of assets. The firm has represented all parties in these disputes, including claimants, estates and defendants who have been sued by estates.

Here are some samples of what Millstein & Associates has accomplished over the years:

  • Prevailed on appeal on behalf of claimants against the Estate of Jerry Garcia.
  • Settled disputed claim to treasured family vacation home on national forest land.
  • Aided client in filing petition for conservatorship over an aging parent and then settling dispute with siblings prior to full hearing.

Wrongful Death & Personal Injury

When representing clients in complex or catastrophic personal injury and liability actions, Millstein & Associates blends empathy with a mastery of litigation to achieve the best results possible for its clients.

Over the years the firm has:

  • Recovered $2.3 million in a wrongful death suit on behalf a family that tragically lost a four-year-old child in a traffic accident.
  • In a federal claim involving an automobile rollover, obtained a $900,000 verdict against an insurance company that had refused to cover the firm's client.