These are many complex legal issues related to children and family that traditional and nontraditional couples may face during and after divorce. Successfully navigating and resolving these matters requires competent and knowledgeable legal representation by an experienced family law attorney.
Property Division & Valuation
The division of marital assets and debts starts with proper valuation followed by determination of how the assets accumulated during the union will be distributed. Whether the asset is real estate and other property, or savings, business interests, retirement funds and pensions, professional legal representation is critical. Housing decisions will have to be made based on the best interests of both parties and any children. Determinations also have to be made regarding responsibility for outstanding credit card balances, loans and other debts.
Factors such as the ability or inability of one spouse to earn a living and the length of the marriage may impact the awarding, the amount and the duration of spousal support or maintenance payments.
Legal Custody & Physical Placement of Children, Child Support
Among the most important decisions in any divorce case are those related to the children. It’s important to have experienced legal counsel when decisions are being made about who will have legal custody and make legal and medical decisions for the children, who they will live with, the amount of child support and who will pay it.
Whether the decision to divorce is yours or made by your spouse, it can be a complicated and emotionally stressful process, especially without competent legal representation. Our trusted divorce team is ready to help you during every phase of the divorce process and will work tirelessly to protect your rights.
The issues involved in a divorce can be numerous and complicated. How should real estate, investments, retirement accounts and other assets be divided? Which parent will take primary placement of any children, or is shared placement appropriate? Does spousal support apply? Are there special issues when the marriage involves a same-sex divorce? These questions do not have easy answers,
Our divorce attorney is knowledgeable about all aspects of annulment, separation and divorce. From asset determinations, child support and custody, and alimony or spousal support, to the necessary paperwork and filings, we will be your legal advocate during this process. We can help you should disputes arise between you and your spouse, and protect your interests as your case goes through the legal process.
As the many divorce clients we have represented will attest, we are fully committed to helping you get the most favorable outcome possible so you can successfully move ahead with the next phase of your life.