Ending a Marriage

In most states, “Dissolution of Marriage” is just another way of saying “Divorce,” and it refers to the process by which a couple can end their marriage permanently.  

Custody & Child Support

Child custody and visitation issues are often the most contentious and stressful issues considered during a divorce or legal separation.

Spousal Support

Spousal support, or alimony, is the amount of money the court orders the higher wage earning spouse to pay to the other spouse every month.

Division of Complex Assets

One of the main issues in a divorce or legal separation is the division of your real and personal community property.


Enforcement of Judgments

Available enforcement options include filing a Wage Assignment for payment of support, filing a Motion to enforce specific terms of an order, …

Domestic Violence

In cases of domestic violence or threat of violence, it is extremely important to get help as soon as possible to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Pre-Marriage Planning

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements are contract which determine the financial rights and obligations of each in the event of divorce and sometimes death.

Post Judgment Modifications

If circumstances have significantly changed from the time of the original custody or support order, the order may be modified by a post-Judgment motion.

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Various Family Law Resources

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