We help with a number of different family law questions at our firm, including: Experienced guidance through the divorce process, including helping you find an agreement addressing your property division issues, Knowledgeable representation in matters concerning child custody such as determining an appropriate parenting time schedule, and Skilled assistance with the calculation of child support, as well as the contesting of support awards
These complicated cases can have a tremendous impact upon the future of your family. While you may feel pressured to make a decision simply to put your case behind you, you should be sure that you understand what will happen once things have been finalized. Mistakes at this time can be nearly impossible to reverse, so you need to be sure that you take action to protect your interests.
The decision to file for divorce often comes after many attempts at making the marriage work. Eventually, one of the spouses starts to feel as though nothing can be done to make the relationship last and will take the first step toward filing for divorce. Whether you find yourself considering divorce or have been served a divorce complaint by your spouse, you need to be sure that you take steps to protect yourself.
Working Together With You And Your Family
We know how important your family is to you and we make sure that you are able to pursue a resolution that meets the goals you have set for your case. We will assist you with many different aspects of the divorce process, including:
- Determining and dividing the assets and debts belonging to you and your spouse
- Negotiating and implementing a child custody and parenting time agreement
- Modifying custody and parenting time schedules
- Establishing, enforcing and contesting child support payments
You may not know if it is time to end your marriage and we will not pressure you into any decisions until you are ready. We will present you with all of the options, and help you consider what will work best for you and your family.
If you do decide that divorce is right for you, we will be with you at every step of your case. From the very beginning, we will provide you with advice that is focused on you and your specific concerns. No matter what happens in your case, we will be there to help throughout the entire process.
Child Custody / Support
Whether you are going through a divorce or are experiencing the end of your relationship, if you have children, you and your co-parent will need to find agreements concerning child custody and parenting time. These are often some of the most difficult issues for couples to resolve, and you need to understand your rights in these cases.
Helping You With Your Custody And Support Disputes
Finding an agreement that works for both sides is our goal because we feel that these arrangements will stand a much better chance of lasting in the future. Courts may not consider your requests and impose an agreement that is not reflective of your wishes. Whether we are mediating or litigating your custody and support cases, we are confident we will provide you with the representation that you require at this time.
We have helped with a number of issues connected to child custody and child support, including:
- Negotiating a child custody agreement
- Determining a parenting time/visitation schedule that keeps both parents involved
- Protecting parental rights in cases where grandparents are trying to obtain custody
- Establishing or contesting the amount of child support in your case
Under current laws, child support in Arkansas is determined by a specific formula contained in the statutes. Variations from these recommendations are only allowed in limited situations. We work hard to ensure that all income is included when calculating child support in your case.
After the initial custody and support determinations have been resolved, there may be a significant change in your circumstances that requires the order to be revisited. We are able to assist you with any post-decree modifications, including parental relocations.
Most couples really struggle in an effort to find a fair division of their property when going through a divorce. They may constantly disagree over the value or status of certain assets, leaving it impossible for the process to move forward. Some couples may even try mediation in an effort to find an agreement, but in the end, need the courts to help them resolve their concerns.
Helping Couples Find An Equitable Distribution Of Their Marital Property
You and your spouse may have major assets such as retirement accounts or a marital home that may be the focus of your disputes. We review all of the information concerning the assets and debts belonging to your spouse, including any businesses that either of you may own. If there is self-employment income or other assets that are difficult to track, we make sure that we obtain an accurate accounting of your property.
We develop a creative approach that protects your interests and helps you finalize the end of your marriage. If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement, Bryce is an experienced litigator. He will advocate on your behalf in the courtroom, and work tirelessly to achieve the results you deserve.