Family law consists of many different types of matters and issues. Our firm has helped many families in the Charleston, WV area with the following:
When your family is going through a family issue, it can be a stressful and emotional experience. Family law matters can be challenging to navigate. It can be difficult to make rational and reliable decisions. During such times, it is essential to lean on a compassionate and experienced family lawyer who can help guide you and your family during a complicated family proceeding. Read More
Divorce is the most common type of family law matter. It is usually accompanied by more than one family issue, such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and asset division. If you are going through a divorce, it is essential to enlist the assistance of a divorce lawyer. It is important to retain a divorce lawyer who knows the law and how it will affect your decisions and proceedings. Read More
Alimony & Spousal Support
An individual seeking financial support from their spouse during and/or after a divorce will need to consult with a family lawyer about their options. The law requires that the petitioning spouse be substantially dependent on the other spouse. A divorce lawyer can help evaluate the circumstance to determine whether alimony is viable. There are several factors that go into figuring maintenance. Therefore, it is sensible to talk to an attorney. Read More
Over time, circumstances between divorced spouses may change. An order put in place by the court may no longer work for the family or serve the children’s best interests. As a result, it is often necessary to petition for modifications. Though modifications are not uncommon, they are not easy to change. If you would like to modify a court order, it is recommended to contact a family lawyer for assistance.
Most fathers want the same rights and privileges as mothers when it comes to their children. Unfortunately, many fathers feel helpless during child custody and child support matters. If you believe that your paternal rights are not being upheld, it is time to consult with a family lawyer who can help protect your rights.
Moving can present many issues with child custody and visitation. A move can complicate a child custody arrangement between parents and affect the children’s relationship with the parent who stays behind. Courts do not like to approve relocations unless it is in the best interest of the children involved. If you are planning to relocate, it is crucial to seek the advice of a family lawyer. An attorney can verify whether relocation is possible and/or offer solutions.
Child Custody & Visitation
Child custody and visitation matters can be a tumultuous affair, especially when parents cannot agree on a custody and visitation arrangement. Parents who cannot agree will have to rely on the court to decide their arrangement. Leaving it up to the court, however, may generate an order that may not suit the family’s dynamic. If you are not able to resolve your child custody and visitation matter, you will need the assistance of a child custody lawyer. A child custody lawyer can help negotiate a resolution or fight the issue in litigation. It is worth recruiting a child custody lawyer who keeps your child’s best interests in mind and who can advise on the best solutions. Read More
Child support is determined by a set of guidelines established by the state. Parents have the responsibility to make sure that their children are provided for and supported financially. After a divorce, parents must determine how child support will be rendered. If parents cannot agree on support or support payments are not being made, the court will intervene. Prior to petitioning for child support, parents should seek the guidance of a child support lawyer. A child support lawyer can ensure that the proper support and obligations are established and received. Read More
Contempt And Enforcement
In many instances, even after a court order is entered, individuals do not follow the orders set in place. As a result, legal battles can ensue due to contempt and enforcement. If the other party involved is not complying with a court order, you will need to hire a family lawyer to help you resolve this circumstance.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Prior to marriage, many couples draft and sign prenuptial agreements to help solve issues outside of court should they decide to get a divorce. Similarly, postnuptial agreements are executed after a couple marries to secure their assets and affairs if they divorce. Choosing to talk to a professional prenuptial and postnuptial agreements lawyer before or after tying the knot is always a good idea.
Whenever there is an act of violence, it is vital to seek the legal guidance of a domestic violence lawyer in addition to protection. A domestic violence lawyer can make certain that you and your loved ones are protected against physical violence, threats, harassment, or abuse. Read More
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