Our family law attorneys have extensive experience in contested and uncontested divorces, and will handle your separation with compassion, kindness, and professionalism.
When a couple terminates their marriage, most divorce issues can be addressed and resolved amicably, even when complex financial matters, custody issues, or business assets are involved. But sometimes, aggressive litigation and even court-ordered protection may be necessary. No matter your situation, we have the knowledge and skills to help you at every step of marital dissolution.
Shimek Law Firm has successfully represented clients in a variety of divorces and divorce-related matters, including:
- Divorces with or without minor children
- Custody disputes
- Spousal support and alimony
- Divorces involving family-held businesses
- Prenuptial agreements
- Division of property and property settlements
- Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
- Domicile and relocation issues
- Post-judgment issues
- All other matters that arise before, during, or after your divorce
Divorces Involving Minor Children
Every divorce presents challenges, but separations involving minor children can be especially difficult. Besides making choices for themselves and their assets, couples need to resolve questions about custody, child support, parenting time, out-of-state moves, health insurance, medical care, educational options, and other concerns.
The lawyers at Shimek Law Firm are parents, too. Like you, we always look out for the children’s best interests. We can help you craft and negotiate creative solutions and parenting plans that not only meet your family’s present needs, but are also flexible enough to change as your kids get older – reducing or eliminating causes for future family court litigation.
Ensuring Equitable Division of Spouse-Owned Businesses and Marital Property
There is no one-size-fits-all formula to divide a couple’s assets, and what seems fair to one partner may be unacceptable to the other. When spouses co-own a business or when a business investment is a significant marital asset, a divorce can affect the financial well-being of others besides the couple. Our attorneys work collaboratively to negotiate solutions that protect the value of your business interest and provide the greatest benefit to everyone involved.
Separation of a couple’s property and assets goes far beyond real estate and personal property. Other considerations may include an equitable division of stock options, company-sponsored retirement benefits, pensions, deferred compensation, executive perks, and employee benefits. All of these assets should be considered when structuring a plan that protects each party’s interests.
Minimizing Conflict, Protecting Your Rights
Emotions can run high during a divorce, especially when finances, child custody, and relocation are at stake. Our attorneys can help reduce the animosity that often delays and derails divorce negotiations, minimizing unnecessary conflict and the stress it causes for everyone involved.
Whenever appropriate, we utilize mediation, negotiation, counseling, and dispute resolution to resolve divorce issues, processes that save our clients time and money and reduce their anxiety. When out-of-court solutions are not enough, however, we are ready to go toe-to-toe with the opposition and fight for clients’ rights before a judge.
If you’re thinking about divorcing your spouse, or suspect your partner will file first, contact Shimek Law Firm today to discuss your situation. We can help you determine if dissolving your marriage is the best option, and if so, counsel and advise you through every phase of the proceedings and help you move on with your life.