Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between contested and uncontested divorce?

A contested divorce is when the spouses cannot reach an agreement on one or more issues, such as child custody or property division, requiring court intervention. An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree on all terms and can finalize the divorce without court involvement.


How is child support calculated?

Child support is typically calculated based on state guidelines that consider factors such as each parent’s income, the number of children, and any special needs they may have.


What factors are considered in child custody cases?

Courts consider various factors, including the child’s age, relationship with each parent, the ability of each parent to provide for the child’s needs, and the child’s preference if they are old enough to express it.


What is alimony or spousal support?

Alimony or spousal support is financial assistance provided by one spouse to the other after a divorce to help the recipient maintain a similar standard of living as during the marriage.


What are the different types of criminal law cases you handle?

We handle a wide range of criminal cases, including but not limited to DUI/DWI, drug offenses, assault, theft, and domestic violence.


What is bankruptcy and how does it work?

Bankruptcy is a legal process that helps individuals or businesses eliminate or repay their debts under the protection of the bankruptcy court. It can provide a fresh start for those struggling with overwhelming debt.


Why do I need a family attorney for my divorce?

A family attorney can provide legal advice, represent you in court, help negotiate settlements, and ensure your rights are protected throughout the divorce process.


How long does the divorce process take?

The duration of the divorce process varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, whether it is contested or uncontested, and court availability.


What should I do if I’ve been charged with a DUI?

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, it’s crucial to seek legal representation immediately to understand your rights and options for defending against the charges.


What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

A misdemeanor is a less serious crime, typically punishable by fines or a short jail sentence. A felony is a more serious offense with potential for longer prison sentences.


How can bankruptcy help me if I’m struggling with debt?

Bankruptcy can help you eliminate certain types of debts or create a manageable repayment plan, providing relief from overwhelming financial burdens.


What factors can affect child custody decisions?

Factors such as the child’s best interests, each parent’s ability to provide a stable environment, any history of abuse or neglect, and the child’s preference (if old enough) can influence custody decisions.


What are the benefits of hiring a criminal defense attorney?

A criminal defense attorney can protect your rights, provide legal guidance, negotiate with prosecutors, and represent you in court to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.


How can I protect my assets during a divorce?

You can protect your assets by gathering documentation of your assets and debts, considering prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, and seeking legal advice from a family attorney.


What are the consequences of a domestic violence charge?

Consequences of a domestic violence charge can include criminal penalties such as fines and jail time, as well as civil consequences such as restraining orders and loss of custody rights.

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