Family Law

A comprehensive family law matter can be organized around a ground, or basis, for divorce, and five matters: Division of Property, Assignment of Debts, Determination of Spousal Support, Award of Custody and Visitation, and Determination of Child Support.

Divorce

Grounds for divorce, fault based divorce, no fault divorce, uncontested divorce, contested divorce, high net worth divorce.

Property

Division of property, equitable distribution of marital assets, marital debts, real estate, business valuation, business interests, division of retirement accounts, 401(k)s, pensions, stocks and bonds, tax considerations, premarital and prenuptial agreements, separate property, gifts, inheritance, and stock incentive plans and stock options.

Debts

Division of marital debts.

Spousal Support

Spousal support orders, spousal support arrearages, spousal support enforcement, income deduction orders.

Custody and Visitation

Child custody, legal custody, physical custody, visitation, enforcement, contempt, modification, grandparent visitation, interstate and international jurisdiction (UCCJEA), parental kidnapping, stepparent adoption, relocation.

Child Support

Child support orders, child support arrearages, child support enforcement, paternity, income deduction orders and interstate support actions (UIFSA).

Domestic Violence

Family Abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse, physical violence, sexual assault, domestic assault and battery,restraining and protective orders, stalking, and harassment.

Military Divorce

Domicile and residency requirements for filing and service, compliance with military rules and regulations, military retired pay and marital property under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA), military benefits and retirement interests, Service Members Civil Relief Act (formerly known as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act).

Premarital Agreements

Premarital agreements and prenuptial agreements regarding premarital assets, premarital debts, how property will be divided in the event of a divorce, and whether spousal support will be paid in the event of a divorce.

Separation & Property Settlement Agreements

Includes mid-marriage agreements - legally binding agreements between spouses which resolve issues such as marital property and marital debt division, spousal support, child custody, visitation, child support, and insurance coverage.

Interstate & International Family Law Disputes

Jurisdictional issues, Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).

Appeals & Appellate Practice

Divorce, military divorce, child custody and visitation orders, child support orders, spousal support orders, equitable distribution of marital property, and family law jurisdictional issues under the UCCJEA and PKPA.

Wills & Estate Planning

Estate planning in divorce, new will, advanced medical directive, power of attorney.