Children are precious, and when parents do not reside together, the stress involved in resolving custody and parenting time (visitation) issues can be overwhelming. Emotions run high. Many times custody and parenting time issues can be resolved by agreement between the parties with the assistance of a skilled attorney or mediator. However, in those situations where an agreement simply cannot be reached, the judge must decide who gets custody and what parenting time (visitation) looks like. In making his/her decision, the judge must weigh and balance 13 best interest factors to determine who should get custody and what parenting time (visitation) is ordered. If you are in a situation where an agreement cannot be reached, you need an attorney who will ensure the evidence necessary to support your position is collected, and then persuasively presented to the judge with a vigorous and strong argument to support your case.
Equally challenging are the financial issues involved in a divorce. When a couple divorces, there are many financial issues to resolve including child support, spousal maintenance (alimony) and the division of property such as pensions, cars and houses. The laws relating to the division of property are complicated. If you owned any part of the property before you got married, you likely have a non-marital interest that must be calculated. If you have unique income issues, they must be analyzed and argued in a way that ensures any child support obligation set is fair considering the law and your personal circumstances.
Carol has many years of experience, understands your situation, and can provide expert advice when you need it most. Carol has an in depth understanding of how the judge decides custody and property issues, and will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected.
Family Law Posts
Income for Calculating Child Support In the case of Champlain v. Champlin, A12-0501, Husband worked as a line cook. However, Husband apparently was not able to meet all of his living expenses on line cook wages. As a result, Husband’s parents had been giving him...read more
When Child Support Usually Ends Child support typically ends when the child turns 18 or completes secondary school (high school), whichever is later. However, if the child has not graduated from high school by the time she is 20 years old, then child support will...read more
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