Divorce

Supporting Your Best Interests in a Divorce

Defining divorce simply as a legal matter is an understatement. The process of divorce can be financially and emotionally draining —but, when handled properly, it can also initiate a time of positive transformation for you and your family. At O’Connor Family Law, we deal with divorce on a regular basis, but we will never take the responsibility of representing you during this time lightly. Our goal is for you to leave our firm feeling as though you have taken a step forward toward creating a new and positive future.  We are here to help you deal with the complexities of your divorce while finding the strongest, most straightforward, and most efficient approach to help you meet your goals.

Custody

After you divorce, will your child live primarily with one of you, or will they live with both of you on an alternating schedule? Will one of you make major decisions about the child’s life, or will you make them together? We set out to address these issues when child custody comes into question, in addition to helping solidify parenting schedules and visitation, child support, and all other issues affecting your children.

Alimony or Spousal Support

Alimony, or spousal support, can sometimes be paid from one spouse (usually the one who earns the most money) to the other when appropriate. When awarding alimony, the court will consider a wide range of factors. Our Firm can help you determine whether you are a candidate for or may be apt to be paying alimony in your case.

Property and Business Valuations

All property owned during the marriage—including businesses, corporations, pensions, trusts, real estate, collections, and all other real property—is considered marital property and must be divided within a divorce.  It is essential for you to get a fair and accurate valuation of this type of essential and valuable property to protect your future. Our Firm understands the steps that need to be taken to ensure that you get the full division that you deserve and how to fight for you if your case goes to trial.

Division of Assets and Liabilities

Just as with any property owned during your marriage, all of the marital assets (positive value) and liabilities (debt) must also be divided during your divorce.  Our lawyers can help with the legality of dividing such property.

Separation Agreements

Also known as divorce or settlement agreements, these contracts outline all the rights and responsibilities assigned to each party during and after a divorce. A separation agreement will usually be incorporated into a divorce decree so that both parties become legally bound to uphold their end of the bargain. Our Firm can help you determine whether any or all of your agreement should be merged or survive the judgment of divorce, ensure that the language of your agreement protects you in the future, and help you clearly understand your responsibilities  so that you are not found to be in contempt in the future.  

Discovery

Discovery refers to the legal procedure you must follow to collect information about your ex-spouse and to get the best outcome in your case. We help tailor each discovery request to obtain all relevant information necessary to build evidence to demonstrate your case if it needs to go to trial, including witness testimony, videos, documents, records, and more.

O’Connor Family Law represents clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. We will provide you with a personalized, compassionate, and effective approach to ensure your needs are fully represented within the legal system. Call to schedule a consultation and see how we can simplify the divorce process for you.