The family relationship often involves some of the most intense and emotional situations that people will experience throughout their lives. When addressing custody concerns or resolving property issues, these situations can often be highly contested, and require thorough preparation and skilled advocacy to get the right results.
Divorces and Suits Affecting Parent Child Relationship (SAPCR)
When families separate, individuals need to be able to adjust and function separately. This can require dividing assets and debts that have been accumulated during a marriage, establishing parental rights regarding conservatorship (decision making abilities), possession and access, and support, and can even involve addressing allegations/concerns of family violence.
As life goes beyond the finalization of a divorce or the establishment of child custody orders, circumstances may change. In this event, it is possible to modify the terms of existing orders in order to better meet the needs of the present circumstances.
Additionally, you may encounter a situation where the other side is not complying with the existing orders, or you are being accused of not being in compliance. In these circumstances, it is important to have competent representation in order to formally enforce these existing orders or to defend yourself against inaccurate allegations.
Adoption/Termination of Rights/CPS
Adoptions and dealing with the Department of Family Protective Services: Child Protective Services (often referred to as CPS), can be some of the most unexpectedly technical and procedural types of family law suits. There are a significant number of hurdles that parties must successfully clear in order to obtain the relief that they desire, and failing to do so successfully can result in additional complications or even an outright denial of their desired outcome.
Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
Not all family law issues have to wait until families separate in order to be addressed. Individuals, or even couples, can plan for potential separation down the road by addressing their concerns in a Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreement.