Separation and divorce can be stressful and life-altering events for all family members, especially children. The legal complexities that arise when a family divides often appear overwhelming. Here are Ben Lomond Law, we handle annulments, divorce, custody and visitation, parent relocation and other change of custody issues, spousal and child support matters, equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities, the preparation of pre-marital and marital agreements, adoption, domestic relations appellate litigation, enforcement of settlement agreements or Court-ordered property and support issues and other post-divorce issues and related matters. Our family law attorneys are skilled professionals. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, skill, devotion to our clients’ cases, sensitivity to our clients’ emotions, and our discreet, thorough and zealous representation. Although we are never shy to litigate when the occasion demands, we also urge our clients to explore alternative dispute resolution avenues, such as negotiated compromise and settlement, marital or co-parenting counseling, mediation or arbitration.
Family law issues generally involve one or more of the following categories: (1) dissolution of the marriage, (2) child custody and visitation; (3) child and/or spousal support; and (4) equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities; and (5) modification and/or enforcement of agreed or court-ordered provisions for custody, support or property distribution. Adoption is a subgroup of family law but does not factor into most divorce cases. On occasion, Bankruptcy may be an issue, either during the divorce or afterwards. For those contemplating marriage, it is often advisable to seek a pre-marital agreement defining rights and obligations arising out of the marriage in the event of separation and divorce or the death of a spouse.