Harrison Family & Divorce Lawyer
Divorce will have a major, long-lasting impact on the rest of your life. There is no way around this. However, that impact does not have to be negative. Issues like child support, division of assets, and spousal support can be negotiated to work in your favor, but only if you seek experienced legal assistance. If you are going through divorce, are in a dispute about child support or child custody with the child’s other parent, or need assistance modifying an existing court order, our Harrison family & divorce lawyer at the Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. is available to help in every way that we can.
Choose Your Divorce Attorney Carefully
Divorce does not have to be like it is in the movies—fraught with shouting matches in front of a judge. In fact, very few divorces need to be resolved in the courtroom. Amicable divorce is one option for couples who are able to still see eye-to-eye on some things; amicable divorce involves communication, mediation, and compromise. If you are not able to talk constructively with your spouse, issues like equitable division of marital assets, spousal support, child custody, and child support are unlikely to be resolved amicably, though a contested divorce in court can usually be avoided. Our divorce attorneys are skilled in both amicable and contested divorces, and will be with you every step of the way.
Child custody and child support are two incredibly important aspects of divorce and separation. They can usually be agreed upon through a negotiation settlement, though not always. In some cases, taking the matter before a judge is necessary. We understand how important it is for you to have legal and physical custody of your child, and will help prove to the court why living with you is in your child’s best interest, which is the only element used by the court to determine custody. The parent without custody will be responsible for child support payments. Sometimes, a parent with custody will be responsible for child support even if custody is joint, depending on the income of each parent.
Modifications of Court Orders
After enough time has passed, it is almost inevitable that a family court order needs to be modified. Child custody, child support, and alimony can all be modified depending on certain changes in circumstance by each party. Examples of these changes in circumstance include losing or gaining a job, remarrying, a major health issue, and a move to another state.
Other Family Disputes We Handle
- Domestic violence orders of protection
- Prenuptial agreements
- Postnuptial agreements
- Paternity testing.
Call a Harrison Family Law & Divorce Lawyer Today
To get the outcome you want, whether it is drafting a legally binding postnuptial agreement, negotiating equitable division of assets, or enforcing child support payments, your best chances of success revolve around the competency of your lawyer. The Harrison family law and divorce lawyer at the Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. have assisted countless clients over the past 25 years, and can be reached at 845-735-1300 for a free consultation today.