Friday, March 25, 2011

Samuel & Susan Hais - Hais Hais Goldberger & Coyne HHGC - Town & Style Magazine - March 23, 2011

Some are angry and bitter; others are devastated; others are simply relieved. But few people are indifferent when they walk into an attorney's office seeking a divorce. "Divorce can be an emotional minefield," acknowledges attorney Susan Hais, of Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne. "Everyone reacts differently, so we do a lot more listening than talking. That's the only way to determine what the issues are, and what the client wants and needs. It's our job to be the voice of reason during traumatic times. Sometimes that means saying, "No, you're not entitled to the entire marital estate, even though your spouse broke your heart."

Hais and her eight-attorney team focus exclusively on family law. Backed by experienced legal assistants and an attentive support staff, the firm tackles complex divorce litigation. "Life is more complicated than ever, and so is divorce," she says. "These days, it's not as simple as divvying up the pots and pans." Divorce law has become increasingly technical and multifaceted: "We're constantly analyzing tax issues and complex financial interests, including the evaluation of business partnerships, corporations and professional practices, as well as the division of pensions and appraisals of real estate," she explains. "You have to be in the field full time to keep up."

Child custody issues can be equally complex. "We often handle situations that involve psychological or psychiatric consultation and the use of experts to determine maintenance and support," Hais says. "General practice firms simply aren't equipped to handle the emotional needs of parents and their children. We've created a firm where clients feel comfortable during stressful, difficult times, and we forge agreements that meet each family's needs."

Hais started out on her own in 1979. She now works with her husband, Sam, who served as a family court judge in St. Louis County for more than 25 years. "The attorneys meet every week to discuss cases, so each client gets the benefit of our combined knowledge," Hais says. "And we have a team of professionals, from CPAs to pension experts, that we call upon if need be." At a time when other offices are cutting staff, the firm is preparing to move to larger quarters April 1.

Expertise and empathy go hand in hand, Hais believes. "So often clients tell me, 'I feel safe with you,'" she says. "That shows that we've earned their trust. Divorce is seldom easy, but by maintaining a high level of professionalism throughout the entire process, you can help people through it. When you protect the best interests of clients and their children, you help them move on."

Source: Town & Style Magazine, March 23, 2011

Susan Hais & Sam Hais - Article from Town & Style - March 23, 2011

Some are angry and bitter; others are devastated; others are simply relieved. But few people are indifferent when they walk into an attorney's office seeking a divorce. "Divorce can be an emotional minefield," acknowledges attorney Susan Hais, of Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne. "Everyone reacts differently, so we do a lot more listening than talking. That's the only way to determine what the issues are, and what the client wants and needs. It's our job to be the voice of reason during traumatic times. Sometimes that means saying, "No, you're not entitled to the entire marital estate, even though your spouse broke your heart."

Hais and her eight-attorney team focus exclusively on family law. Backed by experienced legal assistants and an attentive support staff, the firm tackles complex divorce litigation. "Life is more complicated than ever, and so is divorce," she says. "These days, it's not as simple as divvying up the pots and pans." Divorce law has become increasingly technical and multifaceted: "We're constantly analyzing tax issues and complex financial interests, including the evaluation of business partnerships, corporations and professional practices, as well as the division of pensions and appraisals of real estate," she explains. "You have to be in the field full time to keep up."

Child custody issues can be equally complex. "We often handle situations that involve psychological or psychiatric consultation and the use of experts to determine maintenance and support," Hais says. "General practice firms simply aren't equipped to handle the emotional needs of parents and their children. We've created a firm where clients feel comfortable during stressful, difficult times, and we forge agreements that meet each family's needs."

Hais started out on her own in 1979. She now works with her husband, Sam, who served as a family court judge in St. Louis County for more than 25 years. "The attorneys meet every week to discuss cases, so each client gets the benefit of our combined knowledge," Hais says. "And we have a team of professionals, from CPAs to pension experts, that we call upon if need be." At a time when other offices are cutting staff, the firm is preparing to move to larger quarters April 1.

Expertise and empathy go hand in hand, Hais believes. "So often clients tell me, 'I feel safe with you,'" she says. "That shows that we've earned their trust. Divorce is seldom easy, but by maintaining a high level of professionalism throughout the entire process, you can help people through it. When you protect the best interests of clients and their children, you help them move on."

Source: Town & Style Magazine, March 23, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Susan Hais

Susan M. Hais - St. Louis Divorce Attorney


Ms. Hais focuses her practice on complex divorce litigation, involving evaluations of complex financial interests and tax issues to cases dealing with child custody and support. Since 2002, Ms. Hais has worked alongside her Husband, Mr. Samuel J. Hais, who previously served as a family court judge in St. Louis County for over 25 years.