Family Law

Primary Divorce Issues

Property

When you get married, you merge every aspect of your life with your spouse. Married couples typically combine bank accounts, buy property together, establish retirement accounts, and accumulate debt.

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Support

There are two types of support to consider in a divorce – spousal support and child support. Spousal support, commonly known as alimony, is designed to help “support” one spouse

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Custody

Most parents want to see their children as much as possible. When you get divorced, your living arrangement changes and that can make it difficult for each parent to spend an equal amount of time with their children.

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Premarital Agreements (Prenup)​

Sometimes, it’s helpful to clarify, or modify, the rules of marriage before you get married. These are called prenuptial agreements, prenups, or premarital agreements.

There are some things you need to do to ensure that your prenup is valid if the marriage breaks down. Be sure to consult with an experienced attorney to protect your personal property before you get married.

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Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a process that involves both parties working out a fair settlement agreement through a neutral mediator. This can save you time and money, if both parties approach it with an open mind.

It helps to choose a divorce mediator with extensive experience.  Terry Doyle has 30 years of experience helping people with their divorce and family law matters.

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