Family Law is the area of law that deals with family relationships. In addition to important financial planning, such as drafting and negotiating a prenup, our offices handle the dissolution of marriages.
Nothing is as stressful as family problems.
Few things in life are as stressful as fighting over custody and visitation; and child support. These legal issues, coupled with intense emotional feelings, are impossible to deal with alone. Unlike traditional civil law, family law is more personal, more private, and more fragile. Unlike traditional civil law, there is no winning in family law.
If you and your spouse are separating, you have several options, such as mediation.
Some people mistakenly view mediation as weak. They are wrong. Mediation is certainty. You are in control of your outcome: not lawyers, forensics, custody evaluators or judges. If you are going through a divorce, you are in pain. Even though your instinct is to fight, chances are, what you need is to heal. Because you are in a fragile state, I advise that you explore all of your options, including mediation.
If your divorce is contested, you still have the same options, but we would highly recommend you consult with an attorney who is experienced in this area of law.
- Prenuptial Agreements;
- Divorce, Nullity and Legal Separation
- Domestic Partnerships
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Modification of Child Custody/Visitation
- Modification of Support
- Premarital, Marital, and Marriage Settlement Agreements
- Property Division
- Restraining orders
Kelly Chang Rickert is also a trained and experienced mediator.
To start your family law case, please complete our online consultation form. Someone will contact you within 24 hours.