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Our law firm is results driven and focused on understanding and meeting your expectations in a divorce or other family law dispute.We
take on a range of divorce clients, from complex asset to uncontested cases and everything in between, and we help you successfully
resolve issues of property division, child custody, visitation and spousal and child support through avenues of negotiation or litigation.
also handle a range of other family law matters, including prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, guardianships, paternity,
Domestic disputes involve good people at the most stressful times of their lives. We approach the process in a comprehensive
manner that respects the client's emotions and personal circumstances while protecting the client's rights under this complex area
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Divorce happens. Sometimes people just grow apart, but it also doesn't have to be a messy drawn out battle. That's where our Uncontested
Divorce Package provides an affordable resolution. An uncontested divorce is when neither party will be opposing any of the points
that need to be addressed in your divorce. It is a cost-effective method that allows two people to end their marriage as efficiently
and amicably as possible. This limited representation includes the Petition for Dissolution, Entry of Appearance, Waiver of the Two
Year Statutory Requirement, Marital Settlement Agreement, Judgment, and if necessary, a Parenting Agreement, as well as, information
on what required parenting classes are acceptable in your jurisdiction. We will also provide you with representation for the mandatory
court hearing to ensure that everything goes smoothly and with as little stress to you as possible.
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and for rates.
At Atteberry P.C., our family law attorneys recognize that your children are the most important people in your life. We understand
that when it comes to child custody, emotions and tempers can run high and a competent and skilled attorney is needed to stand up
for you and guide you through the complexities of joint parenting, sole parenting, and child support. Whether you are going through
a divorce, fighting for rights as a single parent, or seeking to modify or defend an existing custody order, you will need a skilled
attorney to help you navigate your way through what can be very complex issues.
Our Attorneys strive to provide personalized representation
to our clients for child custody and visitation matters. We understand that every family is unique, so we will take the time to understand
your situation and explain your custody and visitation options, in order to recommend and help you achieve the best possible outcome
for you and your family.
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Adoption is a wonderful option for expanding your family, but the laws governing the process can be quite complex. Our attorneys provide
individualized attention to the varying aspects of your case so you can feel confident that your adoption process will proceed as
smoothly as possible.
Some adoptions are more complicated than others. We are dedicated to strategizing with our clients to find and
implement solutions through careful planning and consideration of all possible complications. Together, we can create a plan to resolve
complex legal issues involving contesting parties, unknown fathers, and hard to locate biological parents.
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set up a FREE CONSULTATION to answer any questions you may have about adoption.
Divorce, also referred to as “dissolution of marriage”, occurs when a marriage is legally terminated. If you are considering a divorce
or have been served with divorce papers, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney to protect your rights
and provide you with competent legal representation during the divorce proceedings.
When you are going through a divorce, there are
many difficult decisions to be made. How your assets and debts will be distributed? (If you have children), who will have custody
or visitation? Is either parent going to pay support or provide maintenance? These are all very important questions that will have
a direct impact on your future. However, just as equally important, is your choice of divorce attorney. Our firm can aggressively
represent you in this difficult time so that you can confidently move forward through this changing time in your life.
divorces are very simple and can be handled with a minimum amount of red tape and delay, other divorces are far more complex and can
take many different courses. The following is a basic outline of the simplified divorce process.
• First, a spouse contacts a lawyer,
who assists in the preparation of a petition (or complaint), the legal document that sets forth the reasons why the divorce should
be granted and outlines the relief sought.
• The petition is then filed with the court and served on the other spouse, together with
a summons that requires that spouse's response.
• The served spouse (called a Respondent) must respond within the time limit prescribed
or it will be assumed that he or she does not contest the petition, in which case the petitioner will be granted the requested relief.
The response, or answer, must set forth the relief that the answering spouse requests.
• The parties, through their attorneys, engage
in "discovery," during which they exchange all documents and other information relevant to deciding the issues in the divorce such
as property division, spousal support, child support, etc.
• The parties may attempt to reach a settlement based on the full disclosure
to each other of all relevant information. The settlement process can be initiated voluntarily or facilitated by the parties' lawyers
or a neutral third party, such as a mediator.
• If a settlement is reached, the agreement encompassing the terms of the settlement
is submitted to the court at a hearing. The judge (or the attorney in the presence of the judge) will ask one or both parties a few
basic factual questions and whether they understand and freely entered into the agreement.
• If the judge approves the agreement, he
or she issues a divorce decree that includes the terms to which the parties agreed. If he or she does not approve it, or if there
has been no agreement, the case will return to settlement negotiations or go to trial.
• A court may require mediation in certain circumstances.
If mediation fails, then the case must go to trial.
• At trial, the attorneys present the evidence and arguments for both sides, and
the judge decides the unresolved issues, including child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and property division,
and grants the divorce.
• Either or both parties can appeal the judge's decision to a higher court.
The entire process can take from
as little as a few months to several years depending on the complexity of the case and how litigious each side acts. The main determinant
of how smoothly the process will go is the level of cooperation between the parties and their willingness to compromise.
office today to set up a FREE CONSULTATION so you know your rights and your options.
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