Ending a marriage is a big decision that provides relief as well as consequences. A plan of action that considers property division, child custody, and support issues is discussed in detail at your first consultation and throughout your case.
These proceedings determine where the child lives and the visitation schedule for the other parent. They arise in divorce and paternity matters. In most cases, we negotiate a joint custody situation to support effective co-parenting.
When there is a large income discrepancy or one spouse has less education and training, clients are frequently concerned about alimony or spousal support. There are many approaches that we can take here including short-term transitional support or dividing property to make up for a lack of income.
If a parent fails to pay child support, use visitation time or deny an obligation in terms of property division or debt, we can enforce this in court with a contempt proceedings.
We offer a variety of adoption services addressing adoptions by same-sex couples, stepparent adoptions, and private adoptions.
In the case of unmarried parents, paternity must be established before any parties gain rights to visitation or child support. We can guide you through the process of securing a genetic test and avoid false paternity claims.
Termination of parenting rights arises in adoption proceedings, when a parent is deemed unfit or in cases of mistaken paternity. We offer legal representation in these cases so you can complete an adoption or discontinue previous support obligations.