Attorney Russell J. Adkins heads the Family Law practice group for Ekker, Kuster, McCall & Epstein, LLP, a full-service law firm in Sharon, Mercer County. As part of his practice, Attorney Adkins has significant experience and provides services in all aspects of family law, including high net worth/complex divorce, simple divorce, child custody and relocation, support, adoption, paternity determinations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. In addition to traditional family law litigation, Attorney Adkins also provides collaborative practice and mediation services throughout the region; Attorney Adkins has also participated in a number of mediations involving personal injury and estate matters.
“In my years of family law practice and prior experience as a judicial law clerk, I have found that parties often desire an alternative to the hostility, expense and and anxiety associated with the litigation process, particularly as to matters involving marriage and/or children which are frequently a poor fit for the civil litigation setting. My training in collaborative practice and mediation have provided me with the necessary tools to meet the needs of those clients, and the ability to help those individuals resolve their disputes in a much more efficient and result-oriented environment. There are many advantages to choosing alternative dispute resolution, and in most cases, methods such as mediation and collaborative law should be evaluated and strongly considered.”