General practice attorneys strive to keep up with the laws and regulations that apply to a variety of cases. Many general practice lawyers are known for having a wide range of education, experience, and knowledge in the field of family law. Family law-focused attorneys can be aggressive in negotiations and in the courtroom, yet cautious and compassionate about sensitive legal problems.

Lawyers can provide advice and support for numerous aspects of divorce and family law including the following:

  • Seperation
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Marital Property and Monetary Award
  • Use and Possession of Real and Personal Property
  • Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Division of Assets
  • Optimizing Tax Benefits in Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Orders
  • Modification and Enforcement of Settlement Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Appellate Work
  • Mediation

Divorce and Family Litigation

Divorce is often an extremely stressful time in a person’s life. Emotions are usually running high, with grief, anger, and bitterness topping the list. Your attorney can help you navigate this often messy life event, and help you get a favorable resolution so you can get your life back on track. With a strong legal strategy and the persistence to ensure your best interests are represented, your lawyer can provide the type of divorce help that you need when you require it the most.

Separation

Voluntary, informal separation, where you and your married partner live apart, is not the same as a legal separation. When there is a casual, informal, or trial separation, the two of you have chosen voluntarily to live apart for an unspecified period. There are typically no legal ramifications that result from a short trial separation. However, a long term separation may affect your custody or property rights.

Legal Separation

A legal separation is quite different than a voluntary, informal scenario and a lot like divorce. There is a filing of papers with the court to begin legal action, and the court makes decisions about children, debts, and assets. However, at the end of the process, the spouses are now legally separated instead of being divorced. A legal separation is formally recognized by the court and actually changes your marital obligations toward one another. You may want to avoid a legal separation in certain situations, so it's likely a good idea to consult an attorney with family law focus for advice.

Divorce

A divorce is a legal action between two married people to terminate their marriage. It can also be referred to as dissolution of marriage and is the legal action that ends the union before the death of either partner. The ultimate purpose of a divorce is to end the marriage. To do that, the parties and the court must determine how to handle the custody and the placement of any minor children, and how to divide the assets and debts of both parties.

Speak to an Attorney Today

If you have questions about how to file for separation or divorce or need assistance in another area of family law, schedule a consultation to speak with a lawyer who can help you see your legal matters through to a favorable outcome.

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