When Life Is Tough, Doug Can Help!
For personal attention and skilled representation at affordable rates: Contact me, your family lawyer, to arrange a free initial consultation, including evenings or weekends by appointment.
I am Doug Surprenant. I am committed to representing your best interests and helping you through the stress to
make the best decision from many difficult choices.
Through my law office I have helped hundreds of individuals and families with their legal, financial and personal
Divorce and Family Law
Uncontested amicable divorce – if you and your “ex” can agree on the big issues, then I can help you work out the final details; this is the fairest and fastest way to make your divorce official so you can get on with your lives.
Contested divorce – I will negotiate in your best interests for the volatile issues of asset division, child custody, and visitation as well as alimony and/or child support. I will fight for your interests in court when you cannot reach an amicable agreement.
Child support and visitation – I will work for solutions to custody and child support issues from the start of separation and/or I can represent you in later modification or enforcement proceedings.
Bankruptcy and Mortgage Solutions
Eligibility for bankruptcy – Anyone can file for bankruptcy. We can help determine if it’s the right option for you.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy – You may qualify to eliminate all your unsecured debts and get a fresh start. Keep your house and your car but get rid of the stress and headache from the bill collectors without having to go to court.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy – If you don’t qualify for Chapter 7 or owe mortgage arrears or back taxes, Chapter 13 allows you to repay a portion of your debts over a three, four or five year period.
Mortgage relief solutions – Bankruptcy may be the answer and could eliminate your second mortgage, but we will look at all your options, including loan modification, mortgage arrears, or short sale before taking any action.
Stopping creditor harassment – Filing for bankruptcy will force your creditors to immediately stop all collection efforts including court hearings.
Employment discrimination – If you were discriminated against on the job because of your race, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or any other protected status, I will pursue your full remedies under the law.
Disability discrimination – I represent people who are denied reasonable accommodation at work under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or who experience mistreatment because of their condition.
Workplace harassment or termination – If you were the victim of sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, or wrongful termination, I will file a claim to pursue monetary damages or fight to get your job back.
Whistleblower rights – I can help you get your pay and future back if you were terminated or otherwise retaliated against for reporting a public law violation.