Every client has unique needs, and we work diligently to follow creative, personalized strategies that meet those needs. Several critical matters must be negotiated in a dissolution of marriage: shared or sole parental responsibility, child custody, child support, visitation, relocation or residency out of state, alimony and equitable distribution of property are among them. Our attorneys will guide you through every aspect of these family law matters.
Through our many years of experience, we have encountered nearly every family law issue imaginable. Nothing is too unusual or complex for us to handle. We handle divorce cases from a simple filing to complex and litigated asset division.
Children should be the No. 1 priority in any divorce. The decisions made regarding custody will significantly impact their health and emotional welfare. Custody arrangements vary, depending on a familys desires and circumstances. When both parents make important decisions, such as those involving their childrens health, religion and education, it is called joint custody. Sole custody designates one parent as the exclusive decision-maker in these critical decisions. Usually, a parent who has sole custody receives child support from the other parent. Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield will review your familys situation and negotiate a custody arrangement that suits your and your childrens requirements.
Our practice regularly negotiates, modifies and helps ensure proper enforcement of child custody arrangements so that your rights are upheld and the parents' relationship with the children is not harmed.
Extremely busy children and parental schedules make negotiating appropriate visitation agreements quite a challenge. Our goal is to arrive at an agreement that allows both parents fair time with their children, when that is in the childrens best interests.
Often, our firm must take visitation matters to court to obtain a fair arrangement. We also represent parents in allegations of visitation order violations and when visitation agreements must be modified.
Protecting your rights during a legal separation is just as critical as protecting them during a divorce. Many issues, including your childrens custody, asset division, debt allocation and taxes can be impacted by events that take place during a separation. Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield will draft a legal separation document that will help protect you and your children.
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