Family Law Facts

In family law, we are in the interesting and sometimes enviable position of being able to aid our clients in developing facts beneficial to their cases. For example, do we have the "perfect" parent, if ever there was one? Or do we have a parent who could do some things to improve his or her relationship with their children, things that would also be beneficial to their case? The goal is never to create a fabricated parent; it is to help the parent understand the importance of their relationship with their children and help them take positive steps to ensure that the parent/child relationship continues and flourishes even if a family separation is at hand. A similar example can be made in a financial/property case.


To give you an idea of the resources used in a family law case, consider the following FAQ.

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Do we have children whose custody is at issue?
  • If so, how are they handling the separation of their parents?
  • Do any of the children have special emotional, mental, physical or educational needs? Are those needs being met?
  • Should any mental health professionals be involved in the case to aid the parents, the children, or the family as a whole?
Do we have unique tax concerns?

Ms. Reese was an accountant before becoming a lawyer, and though it often comes in handy, the use of a good expert is often needed to address complex financial issues, or to get those many years of back taxes done.

Do we have property at issue?
  • Business interests? Are the interests of the spouses the same? Who will operate the business during the separation and after divorce? How, if at all, will the parties be compensated for their interests?
  • Real property? Is it jointly titled? What is it worth? Who has contributed to the value and how? Who wants it, and who can afford to keep it?
  • Personal property? Who's property is it, and why? What value, if any, does the property have on the open market, and what value does it have to each party? (Have you ever heard "one man's trash is another man's treasure"? Well, here you have it.)
  • Retirement accounts? Isn't it mine because it is in my name? How much do I get and when? What are the tax implications and who pays them?
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