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Family law attorneys frequently represent clients searching for many different legal services including divorce, annulment, legal separation, and other legal issues. Family law attorneys also assist clients in navigating the complex problems that can arise from those legal issues. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are also skilled at handling such offenses, as they are frequently entangled with other family law issues.
Family law is made up of a body of statutes and case precedents that govern the legal obligations between individuals. These cases usually involve parties that are related by blood or marriage, but family law may impact those in more distant or casual relationships also.
The huge majority of family law proceedings come about as a consequence of the conclusion of a marriage or romantic relationship. Spouses married a brief time may seek an annulment, and exclusive rights may exist between same-sex couples. The division of land at the end of a marriage is also a frequent issue in family law cases.
With regard to property division at the time of divorce, every jurisdiction has a comprehensive set of legislation set up to ascertain the rights of the parties. However, couples who don't agree with all the default rules in their jurisdiction could "opt-out" by hiring a lawyer to draft a prenuptial agreement. Absent fraud or duress, courts will apply these premarital agreements upon divorce, and distribute land and financial aid accordingly.
Family law also requires the prevention of physical and psychological abuse. The possibility of domestic abuse isn't confined to associations between current or former partners and their children. Judges will not be afraid to assert authority to protect an elderly relative, someone in a relationship, or perhaps a roommate.
In a contested family law situation, most individuals know that hiring a skilled lawyer will offer an advantage. A lawyer can discover income or assets the other party is attempting to conceal, current arguments regarding child support and visitation, and also take the case to trial if settlement talks fail. Attorney representation is at least as crucial in uncontested cases, however. Without it, a party is vulnerable and can unknowingly waive important legal rights.
The issue of child custody is the most frequent dispute in family court. As should be expected, parents are really concerned with the security, education, and general wellbeing of the children. Custody decisions become even harder following a divorce or separation, as parents tend to be distrustful of each other at those times.
In an attempt to do what's best for the child, the court can assign physical and legal custody to a parent, or those rights could be shared. A normal schedule would permit the child to spend weekends, summers, and alternating holidays with the non-custodial parent, with both parents having an equal say in important decisions affecting the child.
All parents have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children. The quantity of support ordered in a specific case will be calculated according to state statute. Most states publish a child support worksheet that simplifies the job. The calculation will consider the respective incomes of the parents, the expense of health insurance for your child, support paid for other children by the non-custodial parent, and much more.
Custody and service orders are subject to alteration. In actuality, family law attorneys spend much of their time representing clients in modification proceedings. Examples of changed circumstances include loss of employment, moving, a parent getting disabled, etc..
Family law cases can involve a variety of different problems. Placing (or disproving) paternity is a frequent subject of litigation, though it's becoming less complex with the capacity of courts to order DNA testing. Family law in today's society has so many rules and procedures, which makes it more important than ever to seek advice from an experienced attorney.
Our Oklahoma City family attorneys approach every case as if it can be amicably resolved, but we prepare every case as if we will go to trial. We believe that professionalism and compassion shouldn’t be dismissed for the sake of zealous advocacy. Every decision relating to your case will be made with the consideration of your personal objectives in mind.
Breakups within a family are some of the most emotionally-charged and difficult legal issues for everyone to deal with, especially when children are involved. Divorce, child custody, child support and division of property gained together are sometimes hard-fought battles, which is why you need strong legal counsel at your side if you’re facing a family law case.
Our family law attorneys in Oklahoma City can help you to address topics that include:
At Ball Morse Lowe PLLC, our goal is to help every client effectively manage the minefield of family law so they feel empowered to face the future with confidence and optimism.
When you retain us as your representation, you are given the opportunity to communicate with your assigned associate attorney on a daily basis. They are responsible for keeping you updated on what is occurring in your case, what issues you are dealing with as it relates to finances and child visitation, and any day-to-day questions you may have. Your trial counsel will be apprised of all matters in your case, and will be available at any time you wish to schedule a time to speak with them.
For fathers, we understand that the relationship you have with your child is important to you, as well as to the growth of your child. Our Oklahoma City family lawyers can help you stay informed about your rights and responsibilities as a father, and what steps you can to make sure your fathers' rights are protected.
Our Oklahoma City family law attorneys approach every case as if it will require a trial to finish the case, however, we are always working to resolve the matter amicably in the best interest of our client’s position.
Our team works to implement the “Advise and Proceed” method when determining what needs to be done in a case. Ball Morse Lowe PLLC advises you of what we believe the outcome of a decision will be if we put on a hearing or trial, and we allow the client to make an informed decision based on the facts as we know them.
We conduct a cost-benefit analysis of every decision in the case and allow you to determine the direction your case goes. Once a decision is made, we attack the process in an effort to bring you the most favorable possible outcome.
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Ball Morse Lowe, PLLC, is committed to providing excellent service and sound solutions to our clients in a cost-effective manner. From our law firms in Norman, Oklahoma City, and Denver, our attorneys provide services throughout the Oklahoma City and Denver Metros and in other states, including Texas, North Dakota, Ohio, Colorado, California, Wyoming and New Mexico.
Ball Morse Lowe is a recognized law firm that serves clients across Oklahoma and Denver.
Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of practice areas, including estate planning, family law, litigation, real estate, oil, gas and energy, business & commercial, and much more.
Our firm is devoted to providing each client with all the resources of a large firm but with the individualized attention of a small practice. Unlike many other firms, we have the ability to conduct investigations, hire expert witnesses, and utilize cutting-edge technology to help you build the strongest case possible.
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