Child Custody, Visitation and Support
Legal representation, where the best interests of the child is the focus as well as preserving family assets. A divorce lawyer must excel in the unique skill of being an attentive listener because the decisions made in or out of court will greatly affect the client’s life. We listen without judging, to assist you in promoting your best interests. Strong interpersonal skills, without sacrificing advocacy, and quick resolution are a focus in our Family Law practice.
Domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship (married or domestic partners, are dating or used to date, live or lived together, or have a child together). It is also when the abused person and the abusive person are closely related by blood or by marriage.
Keep in mind that the abuse in domestic violence does not have to be physical. Abuse can be verbal (spoken), emotional, or psychological. You do not have to be physically hit (or hit someone) for it to be "abuse".
Domestic Violence affects the rights of both parties. An action is just as devastating - a restraining order can ruin jobs, create financial devastation and leave supported parties without financial backing. We help parties understand all their options and the realities of a court action.
When a couple separates or divorces, the Court may order one spouse to pay the other a certain amount of support money each month. This is called "spousal support."
Spousal Support is one of the most complex areas of Family Law, as it requires that the Judge take many things into consideration when deciding what spousal support should be ordered. Examples of some things the Judge may consider are:
How long the couple has been married;
The age and health of each spouse;
How much income each can earn on their own;
What the expenses of each spouse are;
Whether there are minor children at home; and
The history of the way the couple handled money during the marriage.
The standard of living of the parties
The needs of the parties
To complicate it more, spousal support before the Judgment in your case is determined differently than after the Judgment in your case.
We understand the complexities of Spousal Support. Contact us to find out how we can help you with your spousal support issues.