According to the National Center for Health Statistics, someone gets divorced in America every 36 seconds. That means that there are thousands of people getting divorced every day. Whether the divorce is contested or not, there can be many points that need to be negotiated and considered to ensure that your best interests are served. Relying on our law firm to help you, there are many things that we can assist you with throughout the process. Discover six of the things that we can do for you to facilitate the process and ensure that everything is done swiftly and completely.
1. Divorce Litigation
Divorce can be messy, making litigation complicated. You need to hire an experienced attorney with a good record at negotiating divorce litigation. John N. Kitta has been practicing family law for over three decades and continues to help families throughout the divorce process. From annulments to property division issues, our firm can handle any situation for you.
2. Child Custody Disputes
Both parents should have equal rights to the children, but there are circumstances that come up that make this difficult or detrimental to the children. We can work with you to ensure that your custody disputes are resolved in a timely fashion to help protect your children's best interests.
3. Child Support Negotiations
Many states have algorithms that they use to calculate how much one spouse will pay the other spouse for child support. Of course, there are always exceptions that need to be taken into account. We can help negotiate the terms and ensure that you're receiving the amount you need to help care for your children.
4. Alimony and Spousal Support
When one spouse has come to depend on the other or has become accustomed to a certain lifestyle, they can be awarded alimony. Stay-at-home moms have spent their time at home with the children and may choose to continue to do this, so alimony can be a beneficial way to continue to be there for the children after getting divorced. We will work with you to negotiate the terms and get the financial support that you need going forward.
5. Post-Divorce Modifications
After the divorce is finalized, you may find that the child custody plans need to be modified, that you need to reconsider the grandparents' visitation rights for the children, or you need more child or spousal support. Working with one of our attorneys, we can reopen the case and help negotiate new terms that will better suit you and your family's needs.
6. Prenuptial Agreements
The idea of a prenup may make you feel like you're dooming your marriage to fail, but it can also be very helpful in learning about each other. It can protect your financial assets and prevent complicated disputes if you do end up getting divorced down the road. Since statistics show that the majority of marriages end in divorce, it may be wise to ensure that you won't be trapped in legal battles if it happens.
Family law issues should be handled with diplomacy, intelligence, and professionalism tempered with compassion. We look forward to working with you and helping you through this stressful time in your life. Contact our office today to set up an initial consultation and discuss the ways that we can assist you.