Divorce (or dissolution of marriage) is the final termination of a marital union, canceling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage between the parties. The legal process of divorce may also involve issues of alimony (spousal support), child custody, child support, distribution of property and division of debt. Oftentimes, the most important and difficult parts of divorce are (1) agreeing on how to divide property and debts, and (2) establishing custody and spousal support. These considerations must be detailed in a written agreement, or divorce decree. Divorce can be a contentious and costly battle if both sides are unable to come to an agreement on their own. The lawyers at Playter & Playter, LLC strive to seek what is in our client's best interests. If you and your spouse have decided that divorce is the best option for you, or you have been served with divorce papers, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side from the very beginning to help you navigate the divorce process. Contact the expert family law attorneys at Playter & Playter, LLC for a free initial consultation.
Alimony / Maintenance
Spousal maintenance (most commonly known as Alimony) can be the most hotly contested issue in a divorce action. Usually, maintenance is provided to get the "non-breadwining" spouse the ability to get on his or her feet after the divorce and to allow them to begin putting the pieces of their life back together post-divorce. The idea is to get the spouse the abilities to obtain employment and make money for themselves so that they can move forward. If you need help with an alimony issue, you need to sit down with an experienced attorney that regularly practices family law. You need an attorney that can evaluate your particular circumstances and give you an honest and accurate opinion about your legal issues. If you find yourself in this situation, please contact the attorneys at Playter & Playter, LLC today.
In every divorce action where children are present and under the age majority, child support will be an issue that must be dealt with. Child support is a right that belongs to the child and cannot be waived by the parent. Child support can be a hotly contested issue as many individuals do not want to be financially obligated to their former spouse. The family law attorneys at Playter & Playter, LLC strive to seek what is in our client's (and their children's) best interests. If you and your spouse have decided that divorce is the best option for you, or you have been served with divorce papers and children are involved, contact the expert family law attorneys at Playter & Playter, LLC for a free initial consultation. You need to begin protecting your rights immediately.
Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child(ren), such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child(ren), and the parent's duty to care for them. These family law issues are normally emotionally charged. Most people think of “child custody” in terms of how much time the child(ren) will be spending with each parent. However, the phrase means so much more than that. Whether you are in the beginning stages of a divorce or are modifying an existing order, the attorneys at Playter & Playter, LLC can help.
Asset and Debt Distribution
Assets and debts are the product of everyday life. A married couple works hard to acquire belongings and property, and many times a couple must acquire debts in order to obtain the property and belongings needed. When a couple terminates their relationship, a fair and equitable distribution of the parties' assets and debts must be determined by a court. Asset and debt distribution can become a hotly contested subject in any divorce proceeding. The family law lawyers at Playter & Playter, LLC can help you come to a fair and equitable distribution.