divorce and child custody disputes are some of the most stressful experiences anyone can have.
You want to know that you’re making sound, informed decisions. You want you and your children to be okay and you want to have enough money to live on until retirement. What you need is someone to explain your options clearly and guide you toward making the best choices as you move into the next stage of your life.
but you will get through this stage of your life.
There is a power imbalance or abuse.
Mediation has failed.
There are complex assets to be divided.
you'll have either a contested or uncontested divorce
means that you and your spouse agree on all of the key issues in your divorce. If you have an uncontested divorce, you can avoid going to trial and can instead work out an agreement between yourselves. Once you have reached an agreement, you'll need to file divorce paperwork with the court and attend a brief hearing.
means that you and your spouse cannot agree on one or more important issues, such as child custody, child support, alimony, division of property, or division of debt. If you have a contested divorce, you will have to go to trial, and a judge will make the decisions for you.
Contact us today to learn more about our divorce services.
Even people fully committed to reaching a negotiated resolution can find themselves in formal litigation if their spouse or former partner is too full of hatred, self-interest, or a desire for vengeance to equally participate in the settlement process.
While we are committed to and optimistic about reaching a good faith resolution in all of our cases, our clients will not be taken advantage of. You deserve more than complacency or reliance on “what has always been done” when your wealth, your reputation, the home environment of your children, and your chance at building a better future for yourself are being threatened with litigation.
Our litigation strategy is built on a strong foundation of legal knowledge, a firm understanding of the long-term effects of decisions, and the ability to remain objective even in the most emotionally charged cases. With careful decision-making, foresight, and strategic planning, Austin+Koffron will work with you to build a litigation plan which can withstand the complexities of your unique circumstances.
Not every family needs a courtroom to resolve disputes. But if yours does, contact us to set up a consultation.
When individuals are able to effectively communicate and reach an understanding of what needs to be done in order to reach their common goals, the last thing anyone needs is to have that calm disrupted by the presence of an attorney. But it is sometimes difficult to find the words that accurately reflect your mutual intentions. Sometimes one or both of you wonder if you’ve covered all your bases.
You may have already put in the hard work of analyzing and negotiating a mutually beneficial agreement with your spouse. But writing up enforceable legal documents is not a skill people are born with. Attempting to do the legal paperwork yourself can be a daunting task, especially when the agreement you reached simply doesn’t fit with the fill-in-the-blank paragraphs.
Getting legal help to finalize matters doesn’t mean you are “lawyering up.” No matter what stage of negotiations you are in, or what level of complexity your case involves, we are here to help. Contact us to set up a consultation.
• Contempt and Show Cause matters
• Jurisdictional disputes
• Post-Judgment matters
• Probate matters
• Property distribution disputes
• Spousal support (alimony)
• Trust disputes
• Will contests
• Parenting time
• Paternity actions
• School choice disputes
• Vacation time
• Child support disputes