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Litigation is the traditional divorce process where both parties hire divorce attorneys who provide legal advice and represent their client in negotiations and court hearings. Each divorce attorney advocates positions based on the personal wants, needs and viewpoints of their client. The process will involve the use of formal legal procedures, known as “discovery,” to obtain financial and other relevant information.
The goal of Collaborative Divorce Practice is to come to a mutually acceptable, negotiated settlement between two parties without the threat of going to court. In this practice, each of the parties retains their own collaborative divorce attorney who will gather information, provide education on rights, responsibilities and options, and negotiate on their behalf.
Litigation is the traditional divorce process where both parties hire divorce attorneys who provide legal advice and represent their client in negotiations and court hearings. Each divorce attorney advocates positions based on the personal wants, needs and viewpoints of their client. The process may involve the use of formal legal procedures, known as “discovery,” to obtain financial and other relevant information.
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OUR PRACTICE AREAS
ENDING A MARRIAGE
Divorce is another term for dissolution of marriage, which is the procedure to legally end a couple’s marriage. The decision to divorce is a difficult one and often the hardest part ……
CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION
Child custody and visitation issues are often the most contentious and stressful issues considered during a divorce or legal separation.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / RESTRAINING ORDERS
Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality that all too often arises during the course of a family law dispute.
Legal Separation is an alternative to divorce or dissolution of marriage. It deals with the same issues as a dissolution of marriage….
Child support is the amount of money the court will order one parent to pay the other parent each month for the support of a child
Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements are contracts between spouses or prospective spouses which determine the financial rights and obligations of each in the event of divorce and sometimes death.
APPROACHES TO FAMILY LAW
The direction of the case is controlled by the divorce attorneys and most cases have a very good likelihood of reaching an amicable resolution.
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.
Modifications are granted only if it can be shown that there has been a substantial change in circumstances to warrant the modification.
ESTABLISHING PARENTAGE / PATERNITY
A paternity action allows a person to secure child support, custody, visitation rights, and child support for a child born to unwed persons or persons in a same sex relationship.
DIVISION OF COMPLEX ASSETS
One of the main issues in a divorce or legal separation is the division of your real and personal property.
ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS
If the other party is not following orders, you have the ability to have a court enforce the orders.