Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Designation for our Firm


Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta Batley are once again recognized by Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Lawyers. The Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley law firm has been designated as an AV® Preeminent™ Law Firm. So you are asking “What does this mean?” Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are the gold standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than a century. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use … Read more »

Separating Kids and Finances: The Parenting Plan


Jane Ryan Artist, writer, mother, going through a divorce-from the Huffington Post   We received good advice early on in the divorce process to separate kids and money. For us, this meant hiring a separate mediator for the custody agreement and a separate mediator for the financial settlement. The goal with separating the two agreements was that neither of us would be tempted or able to use the kids as leverage in the financial discussions. Going into our … Read more »

Best Lawyers BUSINESS Edition Spring 2016

| The law firm of Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley were listed in the Spring 2016 edition of Best Lawyers BUSINESS Edition magazine.This edition features “Women in the Law”, it is a pulication featuring exceptional women attorneys. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more … Read more »

Ten Tips Divorce Lawyers Should Consider About Estate Planning


Peter M. Walzer, Esq.-Certified Family Law Specialist 1. Revoke non probate transfers such as revocable trusts if permitted by state law. 2. Advise your client to revoke their current will and draft a new one. Usually this is temporary until they can fund a trust. 3. Advise your client that they can eliminate right of survivorship to real property if permitted by state law. 4. Make sure that your client and/or the children remain the beneficiary on … Read more »