Divorce

At Freed Marcroft, we understand that the divorce experience can differ greatly from person to person. For example, some people who come to see us to discuss divorce are in the very early stages of contemplating a split.  Others may be reeling from unexpectedly being served with a summons and complaint for a divorce by their spouse.  Some may have an early inkling that their spouse is considering dissolving the marriage and want to educate themselves about the legal implications in advance. In other situations, both spouses may have known for years that divorce is the right option for them but have only recently decided that the timing is right.

We understand that people in different situations have different needs and concerns, and we help them find their way.

If you are considering the possibility of a divorce, you may be mulling over many thoughts in your head. “What will my life look like after divorce?” “Will I get to keep the house?” “How often will I see the kids?” “Will I be happier?”  We often consult with people during the very beginning stages to help them explore the different avenues available for divorce and work through their many questions.

We also counsel people in selecting a process for divorce.  If you are the initiator, you may be the one initially deciding how you want to go forward and work through your conflict.

At Freed Marcroft, we are not afraid of a fight.  We are aggressive litigators when the situation calls for it, but we have the experience and judgment to realize when aggressive tactics are needed and when they will be counterproductive and simply run up your costs and increase your anxiety.

We also believe that a non-adversarial approach to a marriage dissolution is often best for our clients and their families, and Freed Marcroft’s team includes lawyers committed to kind and fair resolutions and trained in collaborative law and mediation.

Many clients ask us to explain the differences between mediation, collaborative, and traditional litigated divorce.

If divorce is not your idea or desire, you may feel vulnerable, sad, angry, afraid, or stunned.  At Freed Marcroft we understand that you may feel emotionally overwhelmed and unprepared during a divorce to make major decisions that will affect you and your family for years to come. We will guide you step by step through the issues that must be addressed in divorce – including property division, alimony and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and child support – and will carefully and compassionately explain the divorce process, develop strategies to meet your needs, and discuss possible outcomes with you.

Our law firm also has extensive experience working with high-asset divorce and international divorce. While divorce is a challenging experience for everyone, those involved in high-asset divorce are often faced with additional complexities while protecting their assets, dividing businesses and paying or receiving alimony.  International divorce adds further complications to an already challenging process.  International divorce and custody cases are difficult, factually complex, and often emotionally volatile – particularly when they involve relocation issues.

We are also particularly mindful of and proficient in navigating the emotional and legal complexities involved in divorce as they impact same sex couples.

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The attorneys at Freed Marcroft guide select clients through the legal aspects of divorce while remaining mindful of their overall wellness. To discuss our helping with your situation, contact us either here or by phone at 860-560-8160.