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Suffolk Family Law Attorney
Representing Families with Experience and Compassion
Facing a family law matter is difficult, and the outcomes can impact many parts of your life.
From a legal perspective, court rulings can have significantly affect property division, child custody, spousal support, and much more. On a personal level, legal decisions can take an emotional toll and drive a wedge between you and your loved ones.
Family law issues affect your finances as well. You may be forced to spend more money than you have to satisfy a court’s decision. Poor representation can lead to a bad decision, meaning you must challenge a ruling. This situation causes fees to increase quickly.
Most importantly, a legal struggle directly impacts your relationship with your family. Without proper legal guidance, you can lose the right to see your loved ones.
It takes a special legal professional to approach each family law matter with empathy and know-how. The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller is equipped to help Suffolk residents dealing with complex family legal issues.
With a demonstrated track record of success, our team understands the importance of handling each case with care, sensitivity, and professionalism. From divorce and custody battles to adoptions and domestic abuse cases, our firm is here to stand by your side and help your family achieve its best results.
To schedule time with our family lawyers, call our office at (757) 267-4949.
Divorce in Suffolk
Divorce can be an extremely emotional and complicated process, and our firm is here to offer top-notch legal guidance.
We are here to help you reach a fair conclusion for your marriage dissolution.
Child Custody and Support
The court considers many factors when deciding on a child’s best interests. Such considerations include the parents' financial situation, living arrangement, and the child's relationship with each parent.
Sometimes, disputes arise between parents, and they cannot reach a custody agreement. This is where our firm comes in. We are family law attorneys who provide knowledge guidance. Our goal is to make sure the kids are protected alongside both parents' rights.
Fairly dividing assets such as homes, cars, and investments is a challenge. Even the most amicable negotiations are complex, and our team is here to help ensure that both parties receive an equitable resolution.
Domestic Violence or Abuse
Domestic violence refers to direct assault or battery among family members. This is a criminal act, and it may require police involvement.
Domestic abuse refers to behaviors that aren’t necessarily illegal, but they can still traumatize the victim. Examples include belittlement, humiliation, isolation, control, infidelity, and so on.
Our firm is prepared to handle either offense. We can help protect victims with restraining order requests, and we will work to make sure the abused spouse is fairly compensated in a divorce. The lawyers on our team are also prepared to defend you against false accusations, helping protect your rights.
Establishing Paternity in Suffolk
“Paternity” is the legal term for fatherhood. You can be a child’s biological father and still have no legal relationship with them.
To gain your fathers’ rights, you must establish paternity. Doing so benefits both you and the child. Paternity often gives the child a sense of identity and belonging, and it allows them access to important benefits such as inheritance, health insurance, and Social Security benefits.
For fathers, establishing paternity can grant custody or visitation rights. It also protects the relationship from others who would claim fatherhood.
When it comes to paternity issues, our firm is here to guide your steps. Your case may involve genetic testing, negotiating with the other parent, and representing your interests in court. Paternity issues are sensitive and emotional, but with the right legal representation, you can navigate the process with confidence and peace of mind.
Divorce Decree Modifications
When a court finalizes a divorce, its rulings are meant to be permanent. However, situations can arise, and it becomes necessary to modify these decrees. For example, one party may lose their job, necessitating a change in any support agreement.
Divorce decree modifications cover many topics, and courts do not grant these alterations lightly. You must prove your change in circumstances, including the reasons for those changes. Building such a case on your own is daunting. Fortunately, our team can help, taking much of this burden off your hands.
Settling Your Divorce Outside of Court
Ending your marriage is hard enough, and handling it through a court often turns ugly. Fortunately, there are alternatives to courtroom divorce litigation.
Meditation allows you to negotiate the terms of your marriage dissolution. In this process, a neutral third party, called a mediator, facilitates these negotiations. The goal is to work together, creating agreements for property, custody, etc.
You may also participate in a collaborative divorce. This process involves a team approach where both parties work with their respective lawyers and other professionals to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.
Either option can save time and money. Also, working together can help you create a better relationship with your spouse going forward.
Please consult with our team, and let us help you decide the best path. Sometimes court is your only choice, but we can help you seek alternatives, too.
If you are facing divorce in Suffolk, fill out our online contact form to secure time with our family law attorneys.
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