Hester Schem & Beason has the expertise and knowledge to maneuver through even the most complicated cases. We are able to help clients with a number of diverse legal family issues in the following areas. Contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn how we can help you.
These cases frequently address issues regarding equitable distribution of property, alimony, shared or sole parental responsibility, child custody, child support, visitation, relocation of residency out-of-state, and attorney fees and costs associated with the litigation. Our firm has access to experts in the field of tax who advise clients on the tax implications of family law related legal matters, such as divorce.
Post Divorce Modification
These cases frequently address issues regarding equitable distribution of property, alimony, shared or sole parental responsibility, child custody, child support, visitation, relocation of residency out-of-state, and attorney fees and costs associated with the litigation. Our firm has access to experts in the field of tax who advice clients on the tax implications of family law related legal matters, such as divorce.
Our firm handles prenuptial agreements, which involve people who are not yet married and wish to resolve all financial issues that may arise in the unlikely event of a future divorce.
Domestic Violence Injunctions
At our firm, we take domestic violence issues very seriously. There are injunctions prohibiting acts of domestic violence that are available to protect victims from further acts of domestic violence. We strongly support the goal of zero tolerance of domestic violence.
We assist clients in determining the amount of child support that may become due and owing as a result of a divorce or other family law actions. We can also assist with modifications to the child support agreement settled on by both parties or child support order already entered by the court.
Custody and Visitation
We can help with changes in either the custody or visitation rights involved with your children. Our firm can also help modify the terms of custody and visitation that were agreed upon by both parties involved or ordered by the Court.
A lawsuit to determine the legal father of a child is a family law related legal matter. Both the biological mother and the biological father can initiate a lawsuit to establish paternity.
These cases generally involve efforts to get children back into the arms of a custodial parent after the child has been wrongfully abducted.
Guardianship of Adults and Children
A guardian has legal authority to make personal and financial decisions for a child or incapacitated party, indefinitely. This person is appointed by a court to serve as the guardian of a minor child or an incapacitated person to assure that the essential requirements for the health and safety of the person are met, to manage the estate or financial resources of the person, or both.
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