Family Law Services

Divorce

The issues in divorce cases are not black and white. Your attorney will work to protect your interest in your home, property, business, and child custody.  You need an advocate to protect your rights during this difficult emotional and financial ordeal. Your attorney will be there for you while working on your case. You will be well-informed of the status and progress of your case and the work your attorney is doing on your behalf.  Your attorney will work with you to keep your fees reasonable.  If your case goes to trial, you will have an experienced trial lawyer on your side.

Child Custody

Your children mean everything to you.  Child custody issues are often very fact specific.  Having an experienced trial attorney on your side will ensure that all facts are gathered, analyzed, and presented to the court in a persuasive fashion.  Your attorney will represent your interests on all child custody and visitation, child support, past-due child support, child relocation, and abuse/abduction issues.

Contempt Hearings

Judges take violation of court orders seriously and punishment for violation can include jail time. You need an experienced courtroom attorney with criminal law experience on your side if a court is threatening to throw the book at you.  Also visit macneildefense.com.

Restraining Orders

Whether you are seeking a restraining order, or whether someone is seeking one against you, you will get a better result with the assistance of an experienced attorney.  Your attorney is knowledgeable about both domestic violence restraining orders and civil harassment orders and can make the difference for you.  A restraining order hearing is like a mini-trial.  The party seeking the restraining order has the burden of proof and must provide sufficient admissible evidence or the order will not be made.  Your attorney has tried 50 cases to verdict before juries.  Make the best courtroom presentation you can because you don't get a second chance to make a first impression in front of the judge who will make an important decision in your life.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

One of the best ways to avoid conflict in the future is to enter into an agreement now for what you would want to happen if your future turns out different than you plan. A prenuptial agreement (if you are planning to marry) or a postnuptial agreement (if you are already married) can save you from prolonged and costly legal proceedings in the future by agreeing now on certain terms.