Joint Petition and Judgement and Decrees

If parties to a divorce case have come to agreement on all issues that would resolve the dissolution of their marriage, a document called a "Joint Petition, Marital Termination Agreement and Judgment and Decree for Dissolution" (or a "Joint Petition and Decree") can be prepared. This is a document that begins and ends the matter all in one document.


Autism and Divorce

An emerging subject as our culture changes from the traditional 2 parent home to a greater number of divorcing parents is how the courts determine custody of a child with an autism spectrum disorder.   Generally the statutory factors are applied, but they can seem rather general.  A judge presiding over a custody dispute between the parents of an autistic child should be urged to consider the unique challenges presented in those special circumstances. 


Choosing the Right Attorney

The right attorney can drastically affect the outcome of your family law proceeding. Some attorneys can make the proceedings more adversarial then they already are. Here are items to consider in choosing the right attorney:

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