Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
The firm represents client in initial dissolution of marriage actions. In a dissolution of marriage action, the Court may determine the following issues:
- Parenting (including parental responsibility, timesharing and parenting plan establishment)
- Equitable Distribution
- Child Support
- Every other issue affecting your family
The Firm represents clients in all aspects of actions to establish paternity (and disestablishment), including parenting plans and child support.
Parenting Plan and/or Child Support Modification
After the Court dissolves a marriage or establishes a child’s paternity, there may come a time where a party is no longer able to follow the Parenting Plan or provide the same or similar financial support. Clients who have experienced a substantial, material, and unanticipated change of circumstances may be entitled to a modification of the Parenting Plan or Timesharing schedule. Similarly, clients who have experienced a substantial, material, permanent, and unanticipated change of circumstances may be entitled to a modification of their child support obligation.
The Firm represents clients in all aspects of actions to modify alimony. Alimony modification may be available when one party demonstrates a substantial, material, permanent and unanticipated change in circumstances from the last order establishing or modifying alimony.
Enforcement actions can include one or all of the following situations:
- Failing to follow a Parenting Plan or Timesharing Schedule;
- Failing to abide by a Settlement Agreement;
- Alimony Enforcement;
- Child Support Enforcement; and/or
- Attorney’s Fees Enforcement
We represent clients who are seeking an enforcement action and those defending against an enforcement action.
Prenuptial (Premarital) Agreements
The Firm represents clients in both the preparation of and litigation related to prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements are contracts in contemplation of marriage which govern the rights and obligations of each party in the event of an action to dissolve the marriage or the death of a party.
The firm represents clients in the negotiation and drafting of Post-Nuptial Agreements, which are written agreements entered into by two married individuals deciding upon their personal and financial issues. This type of agreement can involve future support provisions, the management of financial assets, testamentary rights, business interests, and other similar issues.
The Firm represents clients in relocation actions. Relocation is a cause of action in which one party seeks to temporarily or permanently move fifty or more miles from the traditional marital or judicially established home with a minor child of the parties.
International Family Law
The Firm represents clients in family law matters actions that involve complex international issues, including: Recognition of foreign marriages/judgements for enforcement, international premarital and postmarital agreements, jurisdictional disputes, international child support, international child relocation, and international child abduction.
The firm may represent a client in an action to annul a marriage, or in defense of such an action.