Divorce and Family Law
Divorce and Family law covers an array of issues – all of them sensitive and requiring skill and expertise of the lawyer. Issues start with the inception of the marital relationship through divorce and post-divorce controversies, and include the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, child custody disputes, child support and parenting time disputes, spousal support (alimony), the division of retirement benefits (QDRO’s and EDRO’s), modification of judgment and other post-judgment relief, paternity actions, and personal protection orders.
- Child custody and child support
- Division of retirement benefits
- Enforceability of prenuptial or antenuptial agreements
- Mediation and arbitration
- Parenting time
- Property division
- Spousal support
- Debt and Creditor Issues
- Tax consequences
In divorce situations, there are strategic decisions that must be made at the very beginning of the case. Should the husband or wife move out of the home or remain there? What is a realistic manner of addressing interim and final support issues? As to children, do you want to fight for exclusive physical custody or pursue a shared physical and legal custody arrangement? There are many issues that need to analyzed and properly addressed at the beginning of the process. When a family business is owned by one or both spouses, the valuation of the business and proper planning to insure the stability of the business is critical.
In addition, the options is addressing debt issues between the spouses and the creditors are critical. Frequently, divorce attorneys are not familiar with the interplay between bankruptcy and divorce property settlements. Law and Reality has selected divorce counsel to work with its clients that coordinate all aspects of credit issues with the Thav Gross financial crisis attorneys in order to make sure the most comprehensive approach to such sensitive matters is taken.