Compassionate legal advisors
encouraging A circle of strength
Family law issues are often life changing, emotional, and traumatic for everyone involved. By the time a legal professional is called upon, usually the situation is already in the advanced crisis stage. At this point you might find yourself looking for a team who is compassionate and sensitive to your situation, beliefs, and desires. Our Christian philosophy, desires to see families mend, and experience acquired over decades, prepares us for analyzing and addressing the legal issues as well as the underlying matter at hand.
goals & specialties
When practicing family law, we strive to assist in creating a positive outcome for all members involved, so we focus our advice around the following goals:
- - Honor and obey God and His Word through a very difficult trial.
- - Completely reconcile the marriage.
- - Protect (within the boundaries of the law) our client and his or her family members.
- Separate Maintenance
- Parenting Time
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Settlements
- Post Judgment Matters
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- Abuse and Neglect
Because of their beliefs and desires, many of the clients with whom we consult find separate maintenance to be a helpful tool. Separate maintenance was created by the legislature for spouses who find it too difficult or dangerous to live together, but they do not want to be divorced. Separate maintenance is a lawsuit very similar to divorce except for two principles.
First, if a separate maintenance case is finalized, all of the issues involving the children, assets, and finances are resolved just like they would be resolved in a divorce case, but the husband and wife remain married to each other. Because the marriage is not dissolved when a separate maintenance case is finalized, the husband and wife cannot marry another person. The second difference between divorce and separate maintenance is that if a separate maintenance case is filed, prior to finalizing the case either the husband or wife may convert the case into a divorce case by filing one additional document with the Court. If you are facing obstacles in your marriage, perhaps separate maintenance could be helpful to you.
We understand that not everyone has the same goals and objectives that we do, but if you are experiencing family law issues and our philosophies resonate with you, please call our office for an appointment.