Are you going through a custody battle, divorce, or facing some other type
of family legal issue? If you are ready to start a family law case, you
probably have a few questions. Dealing with the court system is rarely
easy, especially if you haven’t been through this process before.
Family law cases often cause a lot of tension, stress, family arguments,
parenting disagreements, and they can seriously impact the time you have
to spend with your family. In order to gain control of your current situation
and protect your rights, you need to be familiar with the process to come.
If you have an issue dealing with divorce, child support, child custody,
or some other family law issue, see if the answers to these frequently
asked family law questions could help you.
Can mediation benefit me?
Mediation can be a very useful tool for individuals and families who are
in a position to handle their legal problems outside of court. Through
mediation, divorcing couples can work through their bigger problems, such
as property division, spousal support, and child custody, together and
with the help of their respective attorneys. Mediation can be a great
way to keep a divorce private, save time and money, and retain amicable
relationships between spouses. However, couples that are more contentious
may not be able to resolve their issues through mediation and will likely
require the intervention of a judge. Mediation can also be a useful tool
for parents looking to adjust their custody arrangement, revise spousal
support, or handle other relevant family law issues.
How and when are court orders modified?
When a divorce or child custody case is finalized, the court issues an
official court order outlining the rules the family must follow. Court
orders can apply to child custody agreements, property division contracts,
child support payments, spousal support settlements, and other applicable
family law issues.
While court orders are considered legally binding, they are not always
permanent and can be modified under the right circumstances. For example,
if parents share custody of their child but one parent plans to relocate
to the other side of the country, they will need to seek a modification
to change their custody arrangement. Other reasons for a modification
include significant changes in income, remarriage, change in living situation,
cases of domestic abuse, and serious health problems. Obtaining a modification
requires legal action, which is why you need to take your case to an experienced
family lawyer for help petitioning the court.
What will my family law case cost?
Each and every case is different, so it is nearly impossible to provide
a general price for a family law case. Some cases take much longer than
others, and some require much more work due to certain complexities or
conflicts. In order to obtain a rough estimate, you should sit down and
meet with our attorney to discuss the particulars of your case and flesh
out any areas of concern.
Contact The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C. to discuss your divorce with our Yonkers family lawyer.