The period before, during, and after a divorce is often emotionally traumatic for all involved; however, over the course of this difficult time, you must make many life-impacting decisions that will affect you and your family for years to come. We strive to minimize the stress and anxiety of divorce, avoiding unnecessary conflict and tension whenever possible while ensuring that our clients' rights and interests are protected every step of the way.
A divorce case is commenced by the filing of a document entitled "Petition for Dissolution of Marriage." If the parties work together, a settlement may be reached before the case is even filed or proceeds to court. However, if a mutually satisfactory agreement cannot be achieved, we will file or respond to the divorce petition, which stipulates the grounds for divorce, and all related issues, such as property distribution, matters of child custody, child support, and maintenance.