Getting a divorce is one of the most important legal decisions you can make and will have a significant impact on your life for years to come. It is a complicated process that requires careful consideration of multiple aspects of your life, especially if you have children. Whether your case is straightforward or complex, you will need the help of a qualified family law attorney to protect your rights and interests throughout the proceedings.
The best Divorce Attorney will be experienced, aggressive, and knowledgeable in the laws that apply to your case. They should also be able to negotiate on your behalf and will not be afraid to fight for what you deserve in court. However, they will also be able to utilize mediation when it makes sense to do so in your case.
In some cases, you and your spouse may see eye-to-eye on many of the issues involved in a divorce. This is called an uncontested divorce and can often be resolved a lot quicker and for less money than a contested divorce. Even when you are in complete agreement with your spouse about everything, you will still need a knowledgeable family law attorney on your side to ensure that your rights are protected during the process.
If you and your spouse disagree about anything – property division, custody of children, or alimony – you will have what is known as a contested divorce. The more disputes you have, the longer your divorce will take and the more money it will cost. Our team of lawyers will help you to resolve your dispute as efficiently as possible while ensuring that your rights are protected.
Regardless of the state in which you live, there are several issues that are common to all divorces. These include the division of marital property (which includes most assets obtained during the marriage, except for gifts and inheritances) and child support. Depending on the circumstances, it may be necessary to hire a forensic accountant or other type of expert to assist in the valuation of your assets and other complicated financial matters.
Some states require a period of legal separation before proceeding with a divorce. This is typically done in order to allow the parties to test out how they will function without each other and to determine if there are any areas in which they need to compromise. It is also a requirement in some military cases where one spouse has served in the military and has moved around the country and around the world frequently.
We represent clients in a variety of divorce and family law matters including spousal support, child custody, and property division. In addition, our firm handles a wide range of criminal defense cases, including DUIs and domestic violence. Through a thorough investigation of each case and skilled trial advocacy, we have been successful in securing dismissals and reductions of charges for our clients.