Family law is a broad category law and encompasses issues surrounding divorce, separation, marriage and prenuptials. Often, family-related matters can be emotionally charged and challenging. As a family law attorney, Joseph A. Milligan works closely with clients and advises them of all the options to make things run as smooth as possible. In addition to rendering sound legal advice, he’s a shoulder to lean on.
Agreements: Attorney Joseph A. Milligan
Separation agreements are actually postnuptial agreements. These agreements are signed upon the contemplation of separation or divorce. It’s the legal device that lays out the terms of the separation, such as who will live where and if alimony will be paid. Prenuptials are agreements entered into before a marriage. It is a binding contract that governs the distribution of assets and outlines child-related issues in the event of a divorce. And while prenuptials may sound a bit unromantic, they are often wise moves for those in second or third marriages. These agreements can help the children of previous marriage and protect their rights when it comes to inheritance and custody. They are also an advantageous way to avoid taking on the debt of your new spouse and protecting a business.
Divorce and Surrounding Issues
Today, mediation is an effective option for couples who are divorcing. It entails a series of meetings led by a neutral third party to assist couples in identifying and resolving issues, such as child custody, alimony and asset distribution. Attorney Joseph A. Milligan acts as a legal coach during the process and helps clients prepare for the mediation meetings. All around, mediation is less costly, adversarial and time consuming than going to family court. However, if an agreed resolution cannot be achieved through mediation, attorney Joseph A. Milligan is prepared to go to family court. He always has documents and witnesses ready to present a strong case on behalf of his clients.
If you’re facing a separation, considering a divorce or would like to learn more about prenuptial agreements, give attorney Joseph A. Milligan a call. He’s a compassionate and experienced attorney who will take the time to listen to your individual circumstances and guide you to choosing the best course of action. He’s committed to protecting your rights and the rights of the family.