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What if My Spouse or Partner Makes Up Lies About Me in a Family Court Case?
Our attorneys are experienced in rebuffing the often ridiculous claims opposing parties make in these cases. With careful investigation and preparation, we will show the court that these allegations are false.
Will I Lose My Property in a Divorce?
All marital assets and debts the parties acquired during the marriage must be divided in a divorce. Property must be divided equitably between the parties—not equally. If you wish to keep an asset, you may be able to do so as long as it is fair to your spouse.
Will I Have to Go to Trial?
A large portion of family court cases do not ever have to go to trial. The majority of cases settle.
Will I Lose the Right to See My Children?
The answer to this question varies depending on the circumstances. Our attorneys will work hard to protect your time with your children as much as legally possible.
What Rights do I Have if I am a Victim of Domestic Violence?
If you are the victim of domestic violence, you may be able to have a temporary or permanent restraining order granted in your case. These orders make it illegal for the abuser to contact you or come around you. In addition, your abuser may be arrested.
Do I Need an Attorney to Review a Contract Before I Sign it?
Contracts often contain detailed clauses with quite a bit of legal jargon. To ensure you understand what you are signing, it is best to have an attorney review the contract first.
Does a Father Have a Right to an Equal 50/50 Custody Arrangement of his Children?
No. There is no presumption of a 50/50 custody arrangement. The law does not specify how much time children should spend with each parent. The welfare and best interests of the child are the paramount consideration when deciding on custody arrangements. The Courts often rely on the expert testimony of custody experts for purposes of deciding custody disputes.
What are Examples of Joint Custody Arrangements?
The following are common joint custody arrangements:
What Factors Should I Consider When Determining What Custody Arrangement is Best for Myself and my Children?
Children Under 3 Years of age vs over 3 Years of age
You must recognize the difference in appropriate custody arrangements for children of under and over 3 years of age. Children under 3 may show signs of distress where their routines are disrupted to any great extent, therefore as much certainty and continuity as possible is crucial to their development. This is especially true for toddlers and infants whose sleeping and feeding patterns are very important. These children require frequent contact with both parents. This will assist the bonding process with each parent. Long gaps of time between visits with each parent is usually not recommended by custody experts at this tender age.
Children over 3 years of age are better able to cope with changing environments and are old enough to begin communicating their own views. Sharing a greater proportion of the care with your ex partner at this time without too much disruption to the children’s lives and also to involve the children in decisions made is often appropriate.
I Work Full-Time, do I Have to be a “Weekend Dad”?
Certainly not. Fathers with a busy job, do not need to be “weekend dads”. You can have a significant share of the care of your child, and our law firm can help you in obtaining a custody arrangement that you desire.
How can I get More Contact With my Children?