Family Law

FAMILY LAW PRACTICE UPPER MARLBORODedicated to Navigating the Challenges of Divorce and Child Custody

At The Law Offices of Haskell & Dyer, we specialize in two critical areas of family law: Divorce and Child Custody.

Our expertise is in the law and understanding the emotional and personal complexities of these life-changing events.

Divorce Law

Divorce is more than a legal process. It’s a personal journey that requires careful guidance and support. Our attorneys are here to help you navigate every step of this journey with the following services:

  • Legal Separation and Divorce Filings: From initiating divorce proceedings to finalizing the dissolution of marriage.
  • Property and Asset Division: Ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of shared assets and debts.
  • Spousal Support: Addressing alimony concerns focusing on fairness and financial stability.
  • Personalized Legal Strategies: Each divorce case is unique. We provide tailored legal solutions that align with your specific circumstances.

Child Custody Law

When children are involved, their well-being is our top priority. Our team is skilled in handling sensitive child custody matters with care and professionalism:

  • Custody and Visitation Rights: We work towards custody arrangements that serve the best interests of your children.
  • Modification of Custody Orders: Life changes, and so can custody agreements. We’re here to assist with necessary adjustments.
  • Parental Relocation: Navigating the complexities when a parent needs to move with a child.
  • Guardianship Issues: In situations where guardianship is a concern, we provide clear legal guidance.

UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDCommon Situations For Retaining a Family Law Attorney

  1. Filing for Divorce: When you decide to end your marriage legally, a family law attorney can guide you, ensuring your rights are protected.
  2. Child Custody Disputes: If you’re facing a custody battle or need to establish custody arrangements, a family attorney can help navigate the complexities and advocate for your child’s best interests.
  3. Child Support Issues: Whether you’re seeking child support or need assistance modifying existing support orders, a family lawyer is essential for navigating these financial responsibilities.
  4. Adoption Processes: Adopting a child involves intricate legal procedures. A family law attorney can assist in navigating the adoption process, ensuring all legal requirements are met.
  5. Guardianship Cases: If you need to establish guardianship for a minor or an incapacitated adult, a family lawyer can help with the necessary legal proceedings.
  6. Domestic Violence Situations: In cases of domestic violence, a family law attorney can help you obtain protective orders and deal with related custody or divorce issues.
  7. Prenuptial Agreements: A family law attorney can help draft a prenuptial agreement to protect your assets and financial interests before marriage.
  8. Spousal Support/Alimony: If you’re seeking or contesting alimony during a divorce, a family law attorney can advocate on your behalf to reach a fair arrangement.
  9. Division of Assets and Debts in Divorce: An attorney ensures an equitable division of property, assets, and debts during a divorce.
  10. Paternity Issues: For matters involving the legal determination of a child’s parentage, a family law attorney can provide the necessary legal assistance to establish or contest paternity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Services Does The Law Offices of Haskell & Dyer Provide in Family Law?

The Law Offices of Haskell & Dyer specialize in various family law services, focusing on divorce and child custody cases. Our services include legal separation and divorce filings, property and asset division, spousal support, child custody, and visitation rights, modification of custody orders, and guardianship issues. We offer personalized legal strategies tailored to each client’s unique situation.

How Can I Prepare for My Initial Consultation with a Family Law Attorney?

For your initial consultation, it’s beneficial to come prepared with any relevant documents such as marriage certificates, financial records, prenuptial agreements, and any prior court orders if applicable. It’s also helpful to have a list of questions or concerns you may have about your case. This preparation allows us to provide more specific and comprehensive advice tailored to your situation.

How Does The Law Offices of Haskell & Dyer Determine Child Custody?

At The Law Offices of Haskell & Dyer, child custody determinations are made with the child’s best interests as the foremost consideration. Factors such as the child’s age, physical and emotional health, parental abilities, and any history of family violence or substance abuse are taken into account. We work diligently to create custody arrangements that serve the child’s well-being while respecting the parents’ rights and concerns.