When a marriage ends, it is one of the most emotionally challenging experiences a person can endure. Every divorce is unique and it can be a lengthy and complex process. You deserve to have an attorney that will listen to your goals and work with you from start to finish, providing sound legal advice and compassion during this difficult time. The Stewart Law Office will work zealously to reduce our clients’ anxiety by thoroughly simplifying and explaining the client’s options and legal consequences of those options. We confidently handle any type of divorce from straightforward uncomplicated divorces with no children and little property to complex dissolutions involving significant assets and contested child custody issues.
A divorce is always emotional but it does not have to be a battle. An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties have worked out all the issues pertaining to the divorce, such as custody, parenting time, child support and division of assets, debts, real and personal property. Even in unconsented divorce, there are requirements from the court that must be met in order for the judge to finalize your divorce. It is vitally important for your agreement to be drafted by an experienced attorney so that your future interests are protected.
A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree, either about terms of the divorce or about getting divorced. The goal of the Stewart Law Office is to provide you with aggressive representation while simultaneously seeking to preserve the health and future of your family. We will strive to negotiate and settle all issues of your case through mediations and alternative dispute resolution in a timely manner. However, we recognize that not all cases can be settled and we stand ready to protect your rights, your future and your interests in the courtroom. Ms. Stewart vigorously advocates for the best possible result in all matters on your behalf.
Division of Property
Division of property is one aspect of divorce. Dividing marital property can mean dividing valuable assets such as a house, boat, retirement funds, pension, savings accounts and more. In addition to dividing assets, you must also focus of the division of debts and liabilities from your marriage. Properties and debts acquired during the marriage, except if by a gift or an inheritance, are subject to equitable division. Equitable division involves dividing the marriages’ property and debts in a fair manner. The Stewart Law Office will work with you to establish a fair solution that protects your right to your share of marital assets and fully addresses the allocation of marital debts.
If you have a family law need and would like to meet with an attorney, I am happy to schedule a free 30 minute consultation. After I’ve had a moment to understand your situation, I will explain your legal rights. Most importantly, you’ll have a chance to tell your story, ask any questions and determine if you feel comfortable with me representing you.