If you are facing a divorce, it is critical to have an experienced attorney by your side, guiding you through the process and protecting your interests. While this may be the first time you are going through the divorce process, we have been through it many times. You can rely on our extensive experience to advocate for the best possible outcome for you and your family. The issues settled during a divorce can have a dramatic effect on the rest of your life – your financial well-being, where you live, and how often you can see your children can all be impacted. At Steele Law Firm, we first aim to listen to you and work to understand your unique situation. Then, based upon what you tell us, we develop a plan to help you resolve the financial, legal and emotional issues you are encountering.
Contested, Uncontested, Partially Contested Divorce
Whether your case is contested (meaning you and your spouse cannot agree on custody and how to divide your assets and debts), partially contested, or uncontested (meaning you and your spouse have agreed upon all issues of division of marital assets and debts, alimony, child custody, a parenting time schedule and child support), we can guide you through the legal process and advocate for the best outcome for you.
We know divorce can be a stressful time for your entire family. The more you and your spouse can agree upon ahead of time, the easier the entire process will before everyone. However, if the two of you cannot reach an agreement, we will place your case on the Court’s calendar for trial and the Court will ultimately make critical decisions for you, your family, and your children. While it is our job to clearly communicate your wants and needs to the Court, the Court sometimes makes decisions contrary to what either “side” may want. This is why we work so hard to resolve your case prior to trial.
Guardian ad Litem
The divorce process may also include a Guardian ad Litem who conducts an investigation and makes a report to the court regarding the custodial arrangement and parenting time schedule that he/she believes is in the best interests of the minor children involved. A Guardian ad Litem is either selected by the judge or agreed upon by the parties.