Divorce, especially ones involving children, can be difficult for the parties to deal with both mentally and physically. The changes in the family dynamics and home environment are just some the challenges that a family faces when going through a marital dissolution process. Popovich Law Firm, P.A. is here to assist you through this difficult time, to advise you on the process, to explain your rights and what you are entitled to under the law, and to represent you in your dissolution of marriage case.
Where the parties are amenable to settlement, and will agree to the disposition of the matters involved in their case, the firm is here to assist in an uncontested dissolution of marriage action by preparing a marital settlement agreement and other required documents and by representing the parties in an expedited court process.
If judgment was entered and you believe circumstances warrant modifications, the firm can represent you in petitioning the court for a modification of child support, alimony, and/or parental time-sharing. Notably, if the final judgment was recently entered, it is unlikely the court will modify it unless unforeseeable and extraordinary circumstances exist. Otherwise, a motion for rehearing or an appeal may be considered and assessed provided the time-frame for those proceedings has not expired.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
In the event that you are planning on getting married, you and your partner may want to consider a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between you and your partner that allows both of you to determine your financial future and protect your assets. A prenuptial agreement would control how your assets are to be divided upon a divorce, annulment, separation or death, rather than leaving it to the courts to decide. In addition, a prenuptial agreement can shield a partner from debts of the other partner and can be used to provide for children from a previous marriage.
In some cases, couples have a whirlwind courtship and marry without entering into a prenuptial agreement. In such an event, couples may consider a postnuptial agreement. Postnuptial agreements typically address the division of the partners' separate marital assets and assets acquired separately or jointly during the marriage. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are honored by the courts and are binding on spouses as long as applicable laws and requirements are followed. The firm is available to consult with you about laws governing these agreements and to assist you in the preparation of an agreement.