Divorce: Also known as a “dissolution of marriage,” divorce involves far more than ending a marriage. It requires thorough and effective planning to ensure you and your children are on the path to a bright future. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, you can count on our attorneys to explain all of your options, walk you through the process, and champion your best interests every step of the way. We are equipped with the experience and insights needed to help you start a new chapter in your life.
Paternity: It is important to establish a child’s biological father for child support and visitation purposes. All parties, especially the child, could greatly benefit from establishing paternity.
Modifications: Circumstances in life change. Maybe your spouse remarried, relocated out of town, or lost their job. For these reasons and more, your divorce order may not be feasible for your current situation. As such, if any aspect of your divorce order no longer reflects your current circumstances, we can help you pursue a change to that order.
Collaborative law: Like mediation, collaborative law is a type of alternative dispute resolution that involves an amicable approach to reaching agreements. The difference is that both spouses hire their own lawyers, who legally cannot represent such spouses should the case go to Court. The spouses and their attorneys work together to reach mutually beneficial agreements, leaving everyone happy with the outcome.
Child support: A hotly-contested issue in divorces is child support. Oftentimes, the custodial parent feels as though they are not receiving enough financial support, while the noncustodial parent feels like they’re paying too much child support. Whichever side you stand on, the bottom line is that both of a child’s parents are legally obligated to provide financial support. But the question of how much child support is hard to answer without an attorney on your side. That said, our family lawyers can help you reach a fair solution to your child support dispute.
Child custody: Another common dispute in Family Law Courts is child custody. Parents often disagree on who gets custody and for how long, what type of custody (legal and/or physical) they should have, and what their child’s best interests are altogether. A judge will weigh several factors to determine an effective custody arrangement that works for everyone, but especially, the child.
Spousal support: To help spouses maintain the lifestyle they enjoyed during the marriage, judges may award spousal support to help lower-earning spouses get back on their feet. The five types of spousal support that a judge may award include temporary support, bridge-the-gap support, rehabilitative support, durational support, and permanent support.