Divorce Law

Going through a divorce is a difficult and emotional event, especially when there are children involved. An experienced divorce attorney can help you get through the legal process as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can move forward with your life. Contact our divorce lawyers to discuss your circumstances.

There are several reasons a couple might decide to file for divorce. No matter what the reason, a divorce is often a delicate issue, and may be complicated by other matters such as property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support. Emotions often run high when dealing with these matters. To ensure a fair outcome for all parties, it is important to hire a divorce attorney to help guide you through the process.

Divorce & Family Law Articles

Divorce Basics

The divorce process can seem complex and downright overwhelming.  Distilling the issues to divorce basics helps individuals understand that they can and will get through the process.  There is hope,…

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Marital Property Division

If you are going through a divorce, you will likely have to divide your property. Depending on the circumstances of the breakup, this can get sticky. Many times, both parties feel as though they are entitled to more than the other is willing to part with. It is important to note that any property owned by either partner prior to the marriage will not be considered marital property and will not be included in the division.

Divorce and Spousal Support

Also known as alimony, spousal support is another sensitive issue in the divorce process. The purpose of spousal support is to ensure that a spouse who was financially supported by the other spouse does not experience a sudden change in lifestyle or a decreased standard of living. To ensure a fair outcome that both parties can accept, it’s important to hire a divorce lawyer with experience in these types of negotiations.

Children and Divorce

There are a lot of things to think about when children are involved in a divorce. During the divorce process, there are certain things that will have to be determined, including child support, custody and visitation rights. This is often difficult as many parents believe they are more equipped to take care of the children after the split. A divorce lawyer can help secure an outcome that will be most suited for your situation while keeping your children’s best interests in mind.

More Divorce Topics

Alimony & Spousal Support

Alimony refers to the amount of money that one spouse must pay the other for support and maintenance after the dissolution of marriage. The amount of support one spouse must provide the other following divorce is determined by court order. Alimony is intended to uphold the standard of living both spouses had during the marriage....


Alternative Dispute Resolution

What is alternative dispute resolution? Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provides a way of resolving a divorce case before it goes to court; the three primary methods are mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law.  The effectiveness of ADR in your particular case depends on 1) the extent to which you disagree with your spouse about issues...


Best Divorce Lawyers and Divorce Attorneys

Divorce law is a subsection of family law covering the dissolution of marriages.  A divorce lawyer will have to deal with no-fault divorces, at-fault divorces, property division, child custody, and support payments.  As such, the attorney will need close attention to details, as what can seem to be a small detail to one party can...


Child Custody

Child custody is one of the most important and sensitive aspects of the divorce process. Child custody may be determined affably between two parents with a judge's approval or may be decided by a family judge in the event of a dispute. Though child custody statutes vary between states, the best interest of the child...


Child Support in a Divorce

Child support is the periodic payment from a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, which helps compensate for a child's living expenses. During the divorce proceedings, the court may award primary or sole custody of a child to one parent. The court then orders the other parent to fulfill child support obligations by setting payment...


Custody and Visitation Rights

Part of the divorce decree declares which spouse the children will with and the circumstances under which the other parent can visit them. While the details of this are often worked out before the divorce (with or without an attorney or mediator), in the event that an agreement cannot be reached, the court will make...


Discovery in the Divorce Process

After the initial filing of divorce papers, there is an exchange of information between spouses (this is the “discovery process”), concerning their individual economic, financial, and personal situations.  This includes the extent of their property ownership, debt, and income.  This is to enable the couple and their attorneys to begin formulating an equitable division of...


Division of Assets in a Divorce

Often, a couple that is divorcing will decide how to divide their property and debts themselves (perhaps with the help of a mediator), rather than leaving this up to a judge. However, in the event that they cannot reach an agreement, the dispute is submitted to the court, which will use state law to divide...


Divorce Papers

Divorce papers are the legal documents that are involved in a divorce procedure. The laws governing divorce papers requirements can vary therefore it is important to be aware of what is required in your state. A qualified divorce attorney can be your best resource for understanding and properly handling your divorce papers in a way...


Divorce Process

What Happens in a Divorce? There are sometimes significant differences in the divorce process that depend on a couple's unique situation and on the divorce statutes of the state where the couple is divorcing. A Couple’s Circumstances If a couple has been married for a short time, have no kids, have little or no assets...


Effects of Divorce

The effects of divorce can be extremely disruptive to a person's life. Around 50% of marriages in America end up in divorce and the emotional aspects, in addition to having to sort out divisions of property and finances and custody, can create a very stressful situation. The purpose of a divorce is to terminate the...


Online Divorce

With divorce rates so high, online divorce options have become available. Now, people wishing to get more information about divorce and to file for divorce online have many options to do so. The online divorce lawyers are able to inform the individuals of the pertinent divorce laws and advise them of their rights and options....


Paternity Testing

Paternity testing determines who the father of an individual is. Paternity testing can have important personal and legal implications. You may be seeking financial or emotional support, or you may simply want peace of mind from knowing. If you are involved in a legal dispute involving paternity a qualified family law attorney can be instrumental...


Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are binding contracts that prospective spouses make before getting married. These contractual agreements may cover a multitude of issues that arise during the marriage or in the event of a divorce or separation. Whether to have a prenuptial agreement is a personal decision that should be carefully thought out and prepared with the...


Reasons for Divorce

There are many reasons for divorce that lead to the dissolution of a marriage. Reasons for divorce in the past had to show blame for the dissolution of the marriage against one of the spouses. Most states today have "no-fault" divorce which means that the reasons for divorce do not have to prove fault by...


Contact a Divorce Lawyer in Your Area

Each state has its own set of laws that govern family law matters including divorce and other family law issues. Choosing the right family law attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of the case, as well as the experience as a whole. To speak with a qualified and compassionate divorce attorney near you, contact us today.