Divorce and Separation
Divorce and separation can be a difficult and emotional experience, and our Family Law practice is specifically focused on providing specialized representation for select cases involving these issues. We understand that each case is unique, and we approach each situation with sensitivity and discretion.
Our team is equipped to handle complex domestic contracts and court proceedings centered around the division of business assets. We focus on handling high-net-worth divorces and separations, particularly those involving the division of commercial assets between partners, which can often involve simultaneous proceedings in family court and civil court; indeed, our expertise extends to both family and civil court claims, ensuring a comprehensive approach to resolving disputes in these unique circumstances.
If you are contemplating a complex, contested divorce with corollary issues, we are here to help. We can guide you through the process, providing you with the legal advice and representation you need to navigate the difficult terrain of divorce and separation.
Our services include drafting and negotiating separation agreements, as well as providing representation in court proceedings. We also provide assistance with child custody and access issues, spousal and child support, and property division.
At the core of our practice is a commitment to providing our clients with tailored solutions that meet their specific needs. We understand that the division of assets can be a contentious issue, and we work tirelessly to ensure a fair and equitable resolution. You can trust us to provide you with the legal expertise and support you need during this difficult time.
Core Practice Areas
A contested divorce arises when one or both spouses refuse to agree to the terms of the separation or divorce, including support, custody, and property division. This can make the process complex and stressful for both parties, and often requires negotiation, mediation, and court appearances to reach a resolution. Our team works tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the best possible outcome, taking into account their unique circumstances and needs.
Separation Issues Involving Common-Law Spouses
When couples in a common-law relationship decide to separate, similar issues arise as in the case of legally married couples, including division of property and assets, spousal support, and child custody and support. However, there are some unique legal considerations and challenges that can arise in these cases. Our team has the expertise to navigate the complex legal landscape of common-law separations, and provide tailored solutions to meet our clients’ specific needs and goals.
Division of Business Assets
In some divorce and separation cases, the parties involved may be business partners, co-owners of a company, or have significant business assets that need to be divided in the separation agreement. This can be a complex and challenging process, requiring extensive knowledge of both family law and corporate law. Our team has experience in handling these types of cases, and we work closely with clients to ensure a fair and equitable division of business assets, while minimizing the impact on the business and its operations.
Other Incidental Issues
Parenting Time and Decision-Making Responsibility: Formerly known as “custody” and “access,” these issues can be challenging in divorce and separation cases. Our team is dedicated to protecting the best interests of the children involved, while ensuring our clients have a meaningful relationship with their children. We work to develop creative and effective solutions that meet the unique needs and circumstances of each family.
Spousal Support: In some cases, one spouse may be entitled to receive spousal support following a divorce or separation. Our team has experience in analyzing and advocating for fair spousal support arrangements that take into account the unique circumstances of each case, including the income and financial needs of each party.
Property Division: The division of property can be a complex and contentious issue in divorce and separation cases. Our team is skilled in navigating the intricate legal landscape of property division, and we work closely with clients to ensure a fair and equitable division of assets, while minimizing the emotional and financial impact of the process.