We help our clients navigate through the legal system during a difficult, emotional time. While our goal is to resolve cases, we are strong advocates for our clients in the courtroom.Print to PDF
The members of our practice walk our clients through difficult times, helping them navigate the legal system and adjust to a new normal for their families. When parties are seeking to get divorced, they must either reach an agreement on all of the financial issues that have arisen as a result of their marriage or they proceed through the courts where the decision is made for them. A jointly reached agreement will need to include provisions on custody (if the parties have children), alimony and support, and distribution of the assets and liabilities acquired during the marriage.
One of the biggest concerns about alimony for the receiving spouses is whether they will have enough money to live, with paying spouses having the opposite concern. In equitable distribution, clients often are concerned about whether they can keep the house, refinance the mortgage, and pay the bills.
Since our firm has many attorneys who practice both inside and outside of the matrimonial and domestic relations practice area, we have seamless access to a number of top experts in other practice areas at Obermayer. For example:
We also have a large family law department comprised of attorneys with varying degrees of experience who practice in multiple counties across three different states.
Finally, we give our clients reasonable expectations. We are honest about what might be ahead and we inform clients about the law, even if it is ot exactly what our clients want to hear.
Neither spouse has a greater entitlement than to maintain the marital standard. Clients who are stay-at-home parents, for example, rely on us to fight for a fair award of alimony. We also ensure clients who have to pay alimony can continue to live in the style to which they are accustomed. In addition, we help clients determine whether they would rather receive less alimony and more assets or vice versa, depending on each client’s circumstances and goals.
With equitable distribution, we assist clients with a division of their assets and liabilities. We advise clients which assets are best to retain and, for example, whether or not they should sell their marital home.
Clients appreciate our accessibility and responsiveness to their requests and concerns. We understand that divorce is a difficult time, often requiring extra and immediate attention when contentious issues arise.
Our focus is to make sure each client comes out of the divorce process as strong as possible and able to move forward with their lives, no worse than when they started. Each client is unique, and their resolution needs to be tailored to their individual situation.
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