Divorce

Sometimes a marriage just doesn't work out. Even marriages that end amicably need an attorney to make sure all the legal paperwork is filled out correctly. Marriages that are contensious definitely need an attorney to make sure that an individual's legal rights are protected. But by far, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to go against a spouse who has hired an attorney without your own. You need your own to make sure you don't sign your rights away.

Are you in the middle of a divorce without representation or are unsatisfied with your current representation? Are you contemplating divorce and need some more information about the process before you pull the trigger? Contact me today to discuss your options.

Child Custody

A lot of the time child custody and divorce go hand in hand. However, situations change which may make a parent more or less suited to have visitation or custody. Sometimes a parent is offered an amazing opportunity out of the area and wants to take the children with him, but can't because of the current custody arrangement. Child custody agreements can be changed. All you need is a lawyer to guide you through the process.

Also in today's world is a lot more common to have a child out of wedlock. Just because you were not married to the birth mother at the time of your child's birth does not mean that you should get any fewer rights than a father who had a marriage certificate. If you want access to your child, you should get it!

On the reverse side of that coin, sometimes your ex is no longer suited to take care of your children. The same provisions that allow you to have more visitation can prevent visitation to a parent whose behavior is damaging to your child or children. You should be able to restrict access from an abusive or neglectful parent, and I can help you with that.

Are you having trouble keeping up with child support payments? Do you want to have more visitation than you currently have? Do you want your ex to have less visitation because visitation would not be in the best interest of your child? Contact me today to discuss your options.

Child Support

Just like with child custody, a lot of the time child support and divorce go hand in hand. When the child support order is agreed to, it may have seemed fair at the time. But now, things are different, and you are having trouble keeping up your payments. Child custody agreements can be changed. All you need is a lawyer to guide you through the process.

Likewise, sometimes you aren't getting the money you are owed by the child's or children's other parent to help support them. There are many legal ways to collect from a parent who is in arrears, including wage garnishment or even jail time for contempt of a court order.

Are you having trouble keeping up with child support payments? Are the child support payments owed you no longer coming in? Contact me today to discuss your options.

CPS Defense

CPS has been established to protect the rights and safety of children, but that system is not perfect. Sometimes a vendictive neighbor will call CPS just to harass you. Sometimes CPS will be over-zealous and remove your children into state's custody without even trying to work with you. It's important to realize that even CPS has to play by their own rules, and a lot of the time, a defense attorney or a judge is the only thing keeping CPS from having too much power over the ability to take children away.

Are you being harassed by CPS because of a nosy or obnoxious neighbor? Are you thoroughly confused as to what CPS wants of you? Contact me today to discuss your options and for a discussion of the CPS process.