Carney Appleby Law


Diane L. Dornburg Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

Full-service or Limited Representation

Representation through the whole case or just parts, such as drafting or reviewing documents, preparing child support guidelines worksheets, participating in mediation or attending a single hearing.

Collaborative Law

In a divorce, custody or other family law case, everyone agrees in advance to resolve all issues by agreement without court involvement.


Single session or multiple sessions to help resolve divorce, custody, child or adult guardianship matters. Qualified to mediate complex cases including those with domestic abuse, substance abuse disorders or mental health issues.

Parenting Coordination

Working with parents to develop and implement parenting plans, educating parents about children’s needs, accessible for facilitating prompt resolutions of disputes.

Early Neutral Evaluation

A confidential, voluntary process to facilitate prompt resolution of child-related and financial matters. An experienced neutral, I listen to both sides and then give an evaluation of the strengths and challenges of their cases, make recommendations, and facilitate settlement if requested.

Traditional Family Law

Representing adults and children in divorce, child custody, visitation, adoption, child support, domestic abuse, paternity and other family law cases.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Full-service or limited representation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Parenting Coordination
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Traditional divorce and custody
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