Making the decision to take the first step and legally separate from your partner is tremendously difficult, especially because there are so many aspects that need
to be addressed: finances, housing, children, geography; there are so many decisions to make and negotiations that will need to take place, involving psychological an
From the moment you make that first decision through the completion of your case, it’s a long process. We can help you all along the road, and will be there for you from beginning to end. We know that there is nothing more exhausting than not having a clear path and
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Spousal support, or Alimony, is the monetary payment given by one spouse to the other as ordered by the court in a
This amount can be used for basic needs (rent, food, clothing), education, or to develop job skills, is dependent upon the income of both spouses and verifiable needs, and is the decision of the Court.
It is a legal document that allows spouses to live separately without having to divorce, i.e., they remain legally married. It is a binding contract regarding all issues in a divorce. This document, once fully executed by both parties and notarized, will be filed with the County Clerk's office. Often Separation Agreements are for a set amount of time, and once the timeframe has passed (i.e. to remain in effect for five years), the parties can move forward with a divorce if they so choose.
Watch the videoblog Separation Agreements.
Mediation is used before, during or after a divorce. It consists of a third party (lawyer) who will help those involved to reach agreements on important issues such as financial, property, child custody, spousal support, child support, among others. It is always better to reach an agreement than to have the judge decide for you.
Watch the videoblog Mediation.
distribution of property
- Retirement Accounts
- Pension & Retirement Benefits
- Dividing business
When a married couple is divorcing, there are laws governing certain assets. The parties are also free to come to a mutual settlement agreement between themselves, with the help of lawyers and the court, to decide how their assets and property will be divided.
Watch our video about Distribution Property.