Legal Help With Family Changes
There’s no doubt that going through a divorce or another family challenge can be one of the most stressful things you ever experience. Amid hurt, anger, confusion and fear you may be feeling, you are still expected to make prudent decisions about your future and your children. In situations such as these, it’s essential to have the assistance of an experienced family law attorney who will protect your best interests, whether that requires a settlement, litigation or another remedy.
Any divorce, whether it’s amicable and simple or contested, involving multiple properties, children or a family business, requires decisions that can have long-lasting consequences. Who gets the house? What happens to the children? These are all serious and stressful questions that must be resolved before a divorce is complete.
At Gruccio, Pepper, De Santo & Ruth P.A., we work tirelessly on behalf of our family law clients, striving to reach the best possible resolution. Sometimes this can be accomplished through alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or arbitration; other times, more aggressive litigation may be required. In these situations, we are fully prepared to take cases to court.
What About The Children?
If you have children, you will need to establish not only where they will live, but also how much legal input each parent will have in their upbringing. This is known as physical and legal custody. Child support will also need to be determined. In any divorce, the children’s well-being is prioritized, and decisions about custody will take their best interests into consideration.
What About The Money?
Asset division and alimony (if any) are also important aspects of divorce. Asset division involves not only bank accounts and property, but also retirement accounts, other investments and debts. If alimony is part of your divorce, it will be determined based on the specifics of your situation.
In addition to divorce and its related issues, our firm handles prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence restraining orders, name changes, annulments and modifications to existing orders.