The practice area known as “Family Law” is much more than divorce. While divorce is its best-known component, it also includes paternity determinations and custody for unmarried parents, pre-nuptial agreements for those getting married, and step-parent adoptions for new families. Later on, the initial court orders often need to be changed, and so modifications of parenting time, child support, and spousal support are addressed.
In this day and age, it sometimes seems that anyone can be charged with a crime. Drunk driving, shoplifting, assault, identity theft, and more are always on the front page. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need an aggressive, experienced legal team working to set you free.
Financial tragedy strikes more and more families every day in this economy. All it takes is a major medical problem, or a lost job, and the bills pile up beyond control. When this happens, bankruptcy may be what is needed to get you a fresh start.
The Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO, is how many retirement accounts are divided as part of a divorce or child support proceeding.
It’s not just for kids! Juveniles are often charged with the same kinds of crimes as adults, and they need the same kind of aggressive legal defense. Parents are targeted by DHS/Child Welfare on allegations of everything from not keeping the house clean enough to outright child abuse.