Have someone on your side.
Divorce is a stressful and life changing experience. Even when a divorce is uncontested, it is important to seek legal counsel to help you through the process and protect your interests. Having a professional on your side to guide you through the proceedings is invaluable to your future. Our attorneys will counsel you through all the issues, large and small, that make up the details of a legal termination of marriage:
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Division of Assets
In the case of contested divorce, legal counsel is even more critical. Protect your family and your quality of life with attorneys who will advocate for your rights, while also working for a middle-ground so you can move forward with your life. Whether your case is settled through mediation, or has to proceed to court, our experienced trial attorneys will represent you with the dignity you deserve in the courtroom.
Sometimes life circumstances lead a couple to separate but not dissolve their marriage. If you are considering a legal separation, our attorneys can educate you on all of your options, and the protections available to you under the law.
Keep your family together.
In an already difficult and draining process, possibly the hardest aspect is negotiating child custody and visitation. Most parents are operating out of love for their children, but even when both are focused on protection for the child, disputes can arise. Our goal is to provide balanced and honest representation to protect the rights of mothers and fathers that focuses on putting your children first and working for the long term best interest of your family.
If you are under threat by your partner, you don't have to go it alone. At Stern & Williams, we will guide you through the process of petitioning the court for an order of protection, which is a temporary restraining order granted in cases of domestic abuse.
In some cases, orders of protection are issued quickly and with little evidence. If someone is petitioning for an order of protection against you, it is imperative to obtain legal counsel to challenge the order and protect your rights. There are significant consequences to an order of protection being entered, including criminal charge implications.