Most Divorces end in a settlement -- whether the settlement happens immediately or after some form of "contesting" by the parties. Regardless of how "contested" the Divorce will be, it is important to have a game plan. While you may think you know the extent to which your spouse will fight, until the case begins to proceed and things are presented in writing, you really don't know. Although very few divorces end in a jury trial, it is vital that your attorney knows how to prepare and try a case. Find out more here.
Collaborative Divorce involves a series of meetings as an alternative to court proceedings. Sometimes it is more expensive than court, sometimes less expensive. The decision of whether to choose a Collaborative Divorce is significant. Discussing all of your options with an attorney that has no vested interest in which method you choose to resolve your case is critical. The stakes are too high to do otherwise. An attorney that is able to both litigate (go to court) and collaborate can help you make the decision that is right for you. Find out more here.
Nothing is more important than your children. You need an attorney that cares about you, your children, and your case. If you have a Child Custody issue, we are ready to help. Beal Law Firm has the legal knowledge, skills, and experience to advise clients on all child-related matters, including possession, geographic restriction, rights & duties, and support. We are proud to extend our professional services to help all of our clients resolve their legal matters. Find out more here.
Child Support is one of the biggest points of contention in most divorces. Although most people have some awareness of how the system works, the technicalities and subtleties of the system are often misunderstood and confusing. In many cases, the parties think they have worked out an agreement for an "uncontested" divorce until one or both spouses see the proposal in writing and begin to understand more about the system. Find out more here.
MODIFICATION OF CUSTODY OR SUPPORT
Everything dealing with children can be modified until the child ages out of the system, which usually happens when the child has turned 18 and graduated from high school. But, in order to be entitled to a modification, you will need to show that a change has occurred and that the change is in the best interest of your child. Seeking a modification is sometimes simple and sometimes very complicated. We can help you in either case. Find out more about modifying custody here. Find out more about modifying child support here.
ALIMONY AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT
The financial risk of misunderstanding the law concerning Spousal Support, Contractual Alimony, and Court-ordered Maintenance can be financially devastating, no matter which side of the case you are on. You need an attorney that is capable of explaining the complexities of the law to you and willing and able to help you through to the end. We are ready to do just that. Find out more here.
Grandparent Rights generally involve one or both of two requests – either the right of the grandparents to be named as a conservator of the children and possibly have full or substantially full possession of the children or the right of the grandparents to seek some form of access to the children, if it has been denied or a denial is threatened. Find out more here.