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Areas of Practice

Family Law   

Domestic relations issues involve much more than just family laws and legal procedures; in short, they are about families.  At the Thurman Law Firm, our attorneys always remember that personal relationships are at the heart of family law.  We protect our clients and their families with the same intensity as we would for our own families.  Our reputation is in our success.  We have assisted clients facing a variety of life altering changes, from the financial and emotional challenges due to a divorce, to the excitement and legal preparation for an adoption.

Negotiating various family law issues such as a parenting plan, property settlement, or an equitable distribution agreement can be an intense, complex, lengthy process.  Throughout, you will have access to, and likely want to be engaged in, a continuing dialogue with your lawyer over a period of time.  We offer superior client service and personal attention, combined with timely and efficient communications to help you cope with issues as they arise.  Our attorneys realize that custody problems and marital dissolutions generate a great deal of stress and present critical turning points in the lives of our clients.  Therefore, we provide a comfortable, professional office environment and take a personal, active approach to address the legal problems of our clients.  Our primary concern is to help you complete a smooth and successful transition to the next stage of your life.

Whether through mediation, litigation, or negotiation, our attorneys provide effective and complete client service to individuals and families.  We start protecting your rights and solving your family’s legal issues from the time you retain us.  We intend to get you or your family the best result possible result.  This means that your assets are fairly divided, support is set at the appropriate amount (based upon all relevant facts), and your relationship with your children is preserved (if applicable).  In most cases, these results can be negotiated. However, if the other side is unreasonable, we are experienced attorneys who won’t back down for your benefit.

Laws affecting divorce, child custody, and general family law are constantly being updated and re-written.  Over the past decade, the courts have established new child support guidelines, provided for new forms of custody, and modified the factors courts use in classifying property as marital or separate upon divorce.  Even more important for future ramifications, recent developments in family law affect the division of pensions, the tax consequences of divorce, collection of child support across state lines, and custody disputes between residents of different states.  It simply is not enough for an attorney to have knowledge only of the laws relating to support and custody.  We consider effective representation to include knowledge in tax and commercial law, as well as laws affecting retirement and military benefits.

The Thurman Law Firm provides clients with the most skilled, experienced, and “broad base” knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys and staff so that each client has the most comprehensive counsel and representation possible.  Considering the delicate issues associated with family law, we are committed to obtaining favorable results for each of our clients by delivering those results in a cost-efficient and practical manner with the client always having the opportunity to dictate how the matter is handled.

In summary, we are a full service law firm representing clients in all types of divorce and family law matters including providing advice, counsel, and representation.  Our family law attorneys offer the highest quality experienced family services in family law regarding (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Divorce
  • Custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Property settlement
  • Alimony/spousal support
  • Visitation rights
  • Juvenile dependency and delinquency
  • Family mediation
  • Paternity
  • Domestic violence
  • Orders of protection
  • Adoption
  • Tax implications
  • Modification
  • Pre-marital agreements/Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Post-marital agreements/Post-nuptial agreements
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Elder law matters
  • General estate planning
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

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