Family Law

Child Custody & Visitation

The custody of your children is more than just an issue in a case.  We will help you reach an agreement regarding the decision-making responsibilities and the day-to-day schedule of your children. If reaching such an agreement  is not possible, we will seek the Court’s assistance by requesting child custody and visitation orders.

Child Support

Both parents have an obligation to contribute toward the support of their minor child(ren). Generally, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent.  The custodial parent is the parent the child resides the majority of the time. However, even when the parents have joint physical custody and the child resides an equal amount...

Divorce / Dissolution

Termination of a relationship can be an emotionally difficult experience laced with complex legal procedure.   We are experienced in the procedures required to get your case handled quickly. We are adept at negotiating the terms of your divorce to make sure you leave the relationship content and ready to start the next chapter of...

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined as the use of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse or violence, or threat of such violence, against one individual by another in a family or romantic relationship, and includes molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting, battering, harassing, telephoning (including annoying calls), destroying personal property, and other unlawful behaviors.  At times, even without any physical...

Modification of Support / Custody

An existing order must be modified by the Court to be valid. Even where the parties agree to a modification, it is best to have that agreement validated by the Court. Where the parties do not agree, a modification can still be requested based on a change of circumstances, such as income of a party...

Paternity

Where a child is born out of wedlock, a paternity determination is required before the court can award child custody, child visitation, or child support. This process requires a Petition to the Court. We will prepare your Petition and make the necessary requests for orders of support and/or custody. Whether establishing paternity or defending against a...

Prenuptial Agreements / Cohabitation Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements are issues agreed to by the parties before marriage to determine how property will be handled if the marriage is unsuccessful. Although many people believe this is “plan for divorce” most Family Law Attorneys will tell you that a Premarital Agreement not only makes a dissolution less complicated, but it can also provide...

Property Division

Assets and debts accumulated during marriage must be divided when the marriage is terminated. When the parties agree the division, we can draft a settlement agreement to be filed with the Court. When the parties do not agree, the situation becomes more complex.  We will assist you in determining what assets are community property or...

Spousal Support / Alimony / Palimony

Spousal Support, or alimony, is an often misunderstood issue. Many people think they deserve this support, although the court would not agree. Others do not know they may be entitled to this support based on their specific situation.  One of the most complex aspects of the divorce process is determining the appropriate level of spousal support....