We work to aggressively protect our clients in divorce, modification, contempt and other Probate Court proceedings. As experienced litigators, our lawyers work to obtain court orders and judgments to protect our clients’ interests, including:
- Custody and parenting plan;
- Child support and alimony;
- Preservation and division of marital assets; and
- Modification and enforcement of existing support and custody orders.
Clients also rely on us to deal with complex issues involving valuation of closely-held businesses, limited partnerships, real estate, trusts, pension benefits and other retirement plans, copyrights and patents. The negotiation of a pre-nuptial agreement may involve estate planning for children from a previous marriage, while the dissolution of a marriage can have a substantial impact on heirs. We have the resources to deal effectively with these and other complex issues.
In all cases, we work closely with the firm’s corporate, real estate, trust and estates and tax attorneys. We work with experts to help provide detailed analyses to minimize unfavorable tax consequences, which sometimes result from a divorce after assets are divided and orders are put into effect. Divorce decrees also often entail qualified domestic relations orders or qualified medical insurance child support orders that require sophisticated analysis of an employer’s pension or insurance benefits functions. When necessary, we consult with other outside experts, including licensed mental health professionals, certified public accountants, closely-held business valuation experts and certified real estate appraisers.