Divorce can be an intensely emotional process, requiring attorneys with delicate people skills and legal know-how. It is important to hire an attorney who is skilled and knowledgeable, but also whom you feel comfortable with on a personal level. At HaukOwens, we represent our clients with the upmost respect and a relentess pursuit of their desired outcome.
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Divorce (Dissolution) & Legal Separation
The process of dividing assets and liabilities when spouses seperate is often complex and frustrating. When the parties have minor children, the complexity and frustration can be even greater. Regardless of our client’s financial status and family arrangement, our lawyers have the experience and understanding to properly advise them. We successfully resolve many divorces through an “uncontested” manner in which the parties decide how to dissolve their marriage, not the court system.
Child custody, now referred to as “parenting time and parental responsibility” involves a parent’s ability to spend time with his/her children and control the decisions made regarding their child’s care. We utilize negotiation and litigation to obtain solutions for our clients.
We can help obtain the appropriate child support or attempt to prevent the institution of oppressive child support obligations.
Spousal Support or maintenance, formerly known as alimony, is intended to assist spouses in maintaining their lifestyles and addressing any hardships that may have been endured during the marriage. At HaukOwens, we diligently pursue maintenance for our clients and often obtain lifetime or permanent maintenance awards for them. 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/avoidance of maintenance.
Cohabitation agreements are used by unmarried individuals 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/Premarital 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. These agreements may also be drafted after individuals get married in the form of “postnuptial” agreements. Our asset protection attorneys assist in the drafting of these agreements.
Independent Legal Advice
If your spouse or partner has had a document prepared by another attorney 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 desirable outcome.