Sad But True: Approximately 50% of all marriages will end in divorce. Having acquired assets during a marriage, or perhaps raising children together, contemplating the terms of a divorce can be a humbling and confusing experience. A divorce attorney can help you understand the process and avoid pitfalls.
While some divorces are nasty, most are not. In many cases, both spouses have acknowledged the need for divorce and have agreed to the essential terms of the divorce, such as child custody, visitation, and division of property. In those cases, we find that our clients seek the assistance of a skilled attorney to simply help them effectuate the terms to which they've already agreed. In an uncontested divorce action, our attorneys strive to aid clients in preparing the appropriate divorce documents and guide them through an intimidating court system without causing unnecessary spousal disputes or unwanted litigation expense.
Some divorces are, however, hotly contested. Where the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the court must decide custody issues, visitation schedules, child support matters, property division, and various other issues which arise along the way. In those cases, you will take comfort knowing that our attorneys are quite experienced in litigation and will fight to ensure that you and your children are treated fairly.