Family Law

Divorce • Custody and Support • Parenting Plans • Alimony

Divorce and Family LawResolving family disputes can be a complicated process that  requires accounting for the needs of children, the equitable division of assets and liabilities, and the need to remain sensitive to the emotional component.  We understand the interplay of factors that create unique situations which require tailored solutions.  We handle all legal aspects of the case so that our clients can maintain calm and order for themselves and their children.

 

Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage

A divorce typically involves four areas of concern:

  • Children: The best interests of the children mostly governs a family case.  The court must determine a time sharing arrangement, commonly known as the Parenting Plan.  Based on that arrangement, the parents’ incomes, and other factors, the court determines the appropriate amount of child support.
  • Equitable Distribution: A marriage is considered an equitable partnership.  During the course of the marriage, the parties accrue assets and incur liabilities.  These assets and liabilities must be identified, valued, classified, and then equitably divided.
  • Alimony: Where one spouse has the ability to provide support and the other is in need of that support, alimony may be awarded.  Types of alimony include temporary, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, lump sum, and permanent.  The specific facts of your case will dictate the type of alimony, if any, you might expect to pay or receive.
  • Attorney’s Fees:  The ability to hire counsel can drastically alter a spouse’s chances to receive a fair result.  The law permits one who does not have access to funds to secure legal representation paid for by the spouse.

If you are interested in working with an attorney who can provide you with the necessary legal support, contact us or call 904-322-7780 today.

Child Custody and Child Support

The initial creation of a time sharing arrangement or a Parenting Plan can be difficult.  Whether getting divorced or not married to the other parent, you should have a Parenting Plan.  It sets forth the schedule the parents must follow, taking away the ability of one parent to dictate the terms to the other parent.  We provide representation related to establishing, enforcing, and modifying these arrangements.  A modification of time sharing will likely impact child support.

Alimony / Spousal Support

Alimony or spousal support is typically addressed in an initial action for a divorce.  With different kinds of alimony the court may order, it is important that you are familiar with which kind may apply to your case.  Each case is unique.  If you are already paying or receiving alimony, you may be seeking a modification of the alimony award.  Our office provides representation to secure such a modification.  To discuss your situation and how alimony may affect you, contact our office today.

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Start a working relationship with us now. If you are interested in working with our firm, please contact us or call 904-322-7780.  We will handle your case from beginning to end and will be accessible to answer all of your questions.  We have regular office hours, with evening and weekend appointments available.