Carrie K. Tapia joined the legal profession with a desire to assist those needing a voice in the legal system. Ms. Tapia’s obtained a Master of Science in Social Work prior to joining the legal profession and uses the skills honed from this background to assist her clients in navigating the legal system. Ms. Tapia listens to her clients’ particular and unique issues and collaborates with them to ensure their needs are met. Ms. Tapia also previously worked as a caseworker for Child Protective Services (CPS) and utilizes this experience to guide clients as they navigate through involvement with CPS and offers advice on how to avoid CPS litigation.
Ms. Tapia is empathetic to her clients’ struggles and recognizes that any involvement with the legal system, whether a family law matter or criminal law matter, disrupts a person’s entire life as well as the lives of loved ones. Likewise, Ms. Tapia recognizes that a change to one aspect of a client’s life effects changes in the rest of their life. Therefore, Ms. Tapia implements a problem-solving approach and works closely with her clients to alleviate the stress and confusion often caused by ongoing litigation.
Ms. Tapia strives to meet the needs of her clients by ensuring that each client understands all of their legal options. After a thorough review of the issue and potential legal remedies, Ms. Tapia’s clients are empowered to make the best decisions for their future. Ms. Tapia then supports clients throughout the process, offering options, explanations, and support until an end result is achieved.
Ms. Tapia has utilized this unique approach to represent clients from various backgrounds, lifestyles, and circumstances. She has represented clients in numerous court hearings and trials for a variety of family law matters, including divorce and property division, child custody disputes, child support modifications, and Child Support Services cases. Ms. Tapia also has experience representing clients in jury trials concerning child custody disputes.