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Family Law

We at Zeidman & Carpenter are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our clients in Family Law matters. A family law attorney can be invaluable when navigating the often-confusing legal world of divorce, child custody, and other family disputes.

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No one ever goes into a marriage expecting to find themselves in divorce proceedings. When rating the most stressful events adults can experience, divorce is ranked at the top, right along with going through the grief process with death of a loved one. The reason for this is simple: divorce is very much a grief process.

You are experiencing the end of many happy and sad memories.

Divorce is a major life change, which at times can be healing and allow both people involved to move on with their lives. Yet at times matters can become complicated and divorce can lead to a prolonged, high-conflict, and expensive fight which may lead to stress, mental trauma, bankruptcy, and unfortunately trauma on any children involved.

Our attorneys are seasoned professionals, dedicated to finding the best solution for your situation. We know that the experience is not only confusing, emotional, and painful, but a decision that was not arrived at without some serious thought. This is why we work hard to help you through this process, both in mediation and settlement as well as litigation if it comes to a divorce trial.

Our attorneys are seasoned professionals, dedicated to finding the best solution for your situation.

We know that the experience is not only confusing, emotional, and painful, but a decision that was not arrived at without some serious thought. This is why we work hard to help you through this process, both in mediation and settlement as well as litigation if it comes to a divorce trial.

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With over half of marriages nationwide ending in divorce, the process affects an even wider population of people than ever before. Our purpose is to navigate the legal system in order to represent the best needs of our clients as well as their families during these times.

Family Law is a multi-faceted branch of the court system, encompassing not only divorce but other matters affecting the family. It is highly advisable to hire an attorney to represent you in court, even if it is a matter seemingly minor such as modification of child support or other post-decree issues.

Without legal counsel, you may find that things may quickly escalate, leaving you frustrated and vulnerable during the process.

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Family Law Services

Divorce

When the state of the marriage is irrefutably broken, divorce is the beginning of the process of dividing property, assets, financial obligations, and removing the conflict and resentment of two people whose lives have been combined through marriage.

Custody and visitation

When children are involved, matters such as parenting time and decision making will play a part in their continued development. Our attorneys can look at the situation involved in order to fight for what is in the best interests of the child or children.

Child Support

Continuing the quality of life for children involved in a divorce is important. Our family law attorneys can fight for what is fair in order to preserve that standard for your children.

Prenuptial Agreements & Pre-Divorce Planning

Meeting with an attorney with your soon-to-be partner, or even your spouse who is considering an amicable split is important. This will ensure fair and smooth division of property and any assets between you without wasting the time of the court and incurring serious debts in litigation.

Post-Decree Issues

From child support modification and termination to relocation, change in parenting time, and other adjustments to your post-marital decree, we know that life continues to change well after the moment that your divorce has been finalized.

Same-Sex Divorce

The landscape of what is seen as a legal union of people and their protection under the law has changed in recent years, however not all marriages are guaranteed a happily ever after. Same-sex couples experience the same challenges that traditional couples have and in no way should their rights be treated lightly. Our divorce lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients regardless of sexual orientation.

Mothers and Fathers Rights

Decisions of custody, parenting time, child support, and all the other elements of a divorce involving children are often very nuanced. No broad-brush decision by the court works based on gender, and the best interests of the child should always come first. We can explore different strategies in order to protect your rights as a parent, regardless of sex, so that your child has a chance at continuing on with their best life, regardless of who gets custody. From Court Family Investigations, Parental Rights Evaluations, Child Legal Representation, and a myriad of other experts, we can explore strategies and methods to represent you best and argue your case.

Guardianship

To determine decision-making and the protection of the rights of not only minors but also elders, we work with you to protect your loved ones.

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Our Family Law lawyers will walk you through each step of the legal process, helping you get the best possible results with minimal headache or hassle. For more information on how we can assist you, contact us or call: 847-786-2234 to consult with one of our divorce lawyers.

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