Making the decision to end your marriage is draining enough, even if you’re pursuing an amicable method, like mediation or collaborative divorce. Now, you have to live through it. Our team is here for you. We listen and learn what’s most important to you, and stay in close contact as we work through everything from splitting retirement and pension plans (QDROs) to making post-divorce judgement modifications.
Happiness, security, and overall wellbeing. Three things all children deserve, and exactly what we’re striving for in every child custody case our team takes on. As your child grows up and circumstances change, we’ll be there to fight for your child’s best interests.
The hardest part of getting a prenup or postnup is figuring out if you should get a prenup or a postnup. We’ll guide you through important considerations and give you the tools you need to make the right decision and put the right pieces in place.
The waiting game begins the moment you decide you want to adopt. The day your child comes home can never come soon enough. Our adoption specialist, Erica Zeis, will keep you informed at every turn, so you’re never left wondering.
Led by Elizabeth DiPirro, the Divorce & Family Law team at Rupp Baase takes a collaborative approach to every case we take on. Get to know them by watching this video, then head to the bottom of the page to get in touch.
“Our cases have to move. We have to get them done. We have to bring people relief, because they can’t continue to live in limbo for long.”
Compassion for her clients—that’s what guides Elizabeth DiPirro. She sees families through difficult divorce, child custody, and adoption cases. Throughout her 20-year career in family law, she’s been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list for six years running.
“People will tell me things in confidence that even their closest friends don’t know. It’s an awesome responsibility, people putting that kind of trust in you.”
Mike’s divorce and family law philosophy can be summed up in three words: listen and learn. Since being admitted to practice in 2010, he’s handled countless contested divorce and post-divorce matters in Supreme Court, as well as custody, child support, and child protective matters in family court.
“You need someone in your corner. We’re there to listen, but we’re also there to fight for you. You need someone who you trust, respect, and believe is looking out for you.”
Tough in the courtroom but gentle with her clients, Erica is no stranger to sensitive and complex issues. She specializes in custody, child support, qualified domestic relation orders, paternity, and adoption cases.
Interested in working with Elizabeth, Mike, and Erica? Fill out this short form and we’ll be in touch soon. (Also, rest assured, your privacy is incredibly important to us. Anything you share is completely confidential.)
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