Divorce, Separation Agreements, & Property Settlements
Divorce is formally known as a dissolution of marriage. In dissolution proceedings the court also make an equitable distribution of marital property. In certain circumstances valuations of property such as farmland or business operations are needed to make a fair distribution. In addition to the division of the marital estate the court may award a party spousal support or alimony.
Some individuals may decide to legally separate rather than divorce for personal and/or religious reasons. A legal separation would provide the parties with a division of assets and liabilities, establish custody for minor children and their support along with alimony if deemed appropriate. Although neither party can remarry, they may be allowed to continue being covered by their spouses medical insurance.
Choosing a divorce lawyer is an important decision. You need to be comfortable with talking to your attorney about your finances and personal matters. Whether your case is resolved through mediation or courtroom litigation, it is important to have an attorney who is prepared for whatever direction your divorce may take. With over twenty years of litigation experience, look no further than Focht Law.