When spouses separate, the process of dividing their assets is often complex and frustrating. Regardless of our client's financial situation, our lawyers have the experience and understanding to advise them on what they are entitled to according to the law.
Child Custody, now called "parenting time and parental responsibility" involves a parents' ability to spend time with their children and control the decisions made regarding their child's care. Whether it's through negotiation or through litigation, we can help find a solution that's in our client's and their children's best interests.
When a child lives primarily with one parent, the other parent is typically responsible for making payments to assist in the child's care. We can help ensure our client's children get the financial support they are entitled to from the other parent.
Spousal Support or maintenance is intended to assist spouses in maintaining their lifestyles and address any hardships that may have been endured during the relationship. At Hauk & Owens, LLC we assess our client's entitlement to Spousal Support and work hard to ensure they get what they deserve. Likewise, we acknowledge that our clients that provide spousal support need to be in a position to care for themselves financially and we seek every option available to the client to achieve an equitable outcome or the termination of maintenance.
Cohabitation Agreements are used by people who live together and want to make plans regarding their financial relationship. We can prepare a cohabitation agreement that can minimize the difficulties and stress our client's will face in the event of separation.
Often referred to as a "Prenuptial Agreement" or "PreNup," Marriage Contracts are an effective way for a couple to make decisions regarding a number of issues in the event they eventually separate. A carefully drafted Marriage Contract can save a lot of the time, stress, and cost, associated with a divorce. Our asset protection attorneys assist in the drafting of these agreements.
If your spouse or partner has had a document prepared by another lawyer it's important that you seek independent advice before signing any contract. The firm's attorneys can assist you in fully understanding your rights and negotiating a fair outcome.