The world is an especially complex and disorienting place when one is struggling with the break-up of a family. People going through a divorce or separation have many pressing questions and they desperately need reliable information.
Unfortunately, reliable information is not likely to be found by talking to friends, family and co-workers or by doing unguided research on the internet. And there isn’t a lot of information we are comfortable providing to you online via this website. That’s because the outcome of family law cases is very fact-driven. Every case is different. The law that applies to a specific circumstance can be subject to interpretation and a wide band of judicial discretion. Most hard-and-fast rules that guide family law have exceptions and work-arounds. What happened in a friend’s case may not have any bearing on the outcome of your case.
The best way to get answers to your questions is to consult an experienced and respected family law attorney. We would be happy to have a brief initial phone conference or email exchange with you to discuss basic information. However, we will need to meet and ask you a lot of very specific questions before being able to provide any answers or recommendations. Despite the expense, there is just no substitute for informed advice.