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Family Law

The decisions that are made when resolving family law issues will impact your relationship with your children, your extended family, your immediate and long-term financial health, and other important aspects of your life for years to come. We understand the gravity of these decisions. Our attorneys take the time with every client to talk through the options and help you achieve what is in the best interests of your family.




There may be many different paths that have led you and your family to decide on adoption. It is both an exciting and scary time. We are here to help you make your loved ones family. We have handled adult adoptions, step-parent adoptions, second parent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, and more.




Child custody and visitation has been changing drastically with more and more parties having an interest in a child’s wellbeing. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver, or other concerned party, we will help you reach the custody arrangement that is in the child’s best interest.




From a simple and uncontested divorce proceeding to detailed settlement agreements, we can help you navigate the legal process of divorce and protect your rights. You should contact us before distributing any property or signing any documents.


Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements


Prior to marriage (prenuptial) or during your marriage (postnuptial), you may want to reach an agreement about how your individual and marital assists will be distributed in the event of a divorce or death of one of the spouses. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is useful in reducing divorce or probate litigation of assets. You should consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement if you have substantial individual assets, a blended family, or other circumstances that may lead to a drawn out legal battle if not resolved by agreement.




Child support and spousal support may seem straightforward, but everyone’s situation is unique. Our attorneys can help ensure that you are paying or receiving the proper amount of support.




As family dynamics continually evolve, the circumstances we find ourselves in may require someone other than parents to care for children or disabled adults. A guardianship may be necessary to ensure that medical and school decisions are able to be made.


Protection From Abuse


Protection From Abuse orders can negatively impact your employment, child custody, support claims, and your ability to be involved in community and social activities. We can help you understand the consequences of a PFA and defend against it.



Legal Name Change


You may have a name that does not fit your personality, does not reflect your “family,” or was just a poor parenting decision by mom and dad. Your legal name and the name you are known by can cause confusion if they are different, and can negatively impact your ability obtain a Real ID, travel, receive benefits, and obtain employment. Our office can help you through the legal process to change your name.


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*In the case of “no recovery, no fee” or “contingent fee” cases, out-of-pocket expenses, like filing fees, costs to obtain medical records, and court reporter fees will be paid by the client out of any settlement.