It is difficult to make it through a family law case unscathed. The end of a marriage, division of property, and child custody determinations are never easy on anyone involved in the proceedings. Representing yourself is never a good decision because your emotional state can affect your judgment.
When you are looking into divorce, you need to consult with an attorney—especially if it involves child custody issues. R. Bryce Lott. P.A. offers the representation you need to conclude these harrowing matters in a way that is fair to you and your children. Not only will we support informed decision making throughout the matter, but you can also keep track of your case in our MyCase portal so you never feel out of the loop.
DIVORCE: THE TIME TO END
There are many issues with divorce that go beyond just ending a partnership. If you own a home, you may need to sell it or buy out the other spouse if he or she continues to live in it. Retirement accounts can also be a difficult asset to assess and divide, especially if your marriage has lasted decades. Valuable personal property can also become contentious if both parties want the same items. There can also be spousal support to discuss if one party made a significantly larger income than the other.
We can make this process more manageable because we can break down the issues for you so you can decide which are worth fighting and which are better left alone. If there are assets that only belong to you, we will also work to protect them so you retain possession after the divorce.
We also review any rights you have to spousal support or if you are a likely obligor, explain the process to you. Like property division, this is sometimes an issue not worth fighting but other times, your spouse may be acting unreasonably. It is our job as your representative to help you through these issues so you do not waste resources on losing battles or give up anything you are entitled to.
CHILD CUSTODY: CHALLENGING AND HEARTBREAKING
Child custody is where most clients focus their effort. While some clients agree to child custody arrangements beforehand, for others this is a heavily disputed area. It can be a trying time as parents and children undergo psychological evaluations and questioning in court hearings before a final determination can be reached.
Our clients may be pursuing full custody or looking to assure that their custody schedules are fair. Unless there is a record of abuse or other issues, it is nearly impossible to keep children away from an otherwise loving and competent parent and shouldn’t be considered. However, we understand that there is fear involved since being separated from your children can be the most upsetting aspect of ending a relationship.
Your family law challenges require an attorney who is willing to do what it takes to represent your interests. At R. Bryce Lott, P.A., we strive to present options so your challenging circumstances become manageable and allow you to see the light at the end of what can be a very trying and emotional time in your life. We know each divorce and child custody case is different and we tailor our approach to your situation based on your unique and individual circumstances. Contact us today to set up a consultation.