Stacy’s clients feel security, confidence, and relief in knowing they have hired the best counsel to serve their needs so they can move on rebuilding their lives.

MARITAL DISSOLUTIONS – DIVORCE

Stacy assists clients in divorces that involve complex financial issues, high-conflict parenting plan/child custody disputes, relocation, restraining orders, and child support.

LEGAL SEPARATION

Stacy assists clients with entering into a binding legal separation instead of a Final Divorce Order.  Legal separation involves similar issues presented in divorce cases with a goal of entry of a Final Legal Separation Order.  Unlike a Final Divorce Order, a Final Legal Separation Order does not dissolve the marriage and the parties are not divorced upon entry.

 

PARENTING PLAN/CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES

  • Assisting clients in developing Parenting Plans that are in the best interests of the children
  • Working with parenting evaluators to prepare recommendations for parenting plans to the court
  • Coordinating with third party professionals for any other necessary evaluations (drug and alcohol evaluations, anger management evaluations, evaluations regarding other addictions)
  • Advocating for supervised visitation
  • Requesting a parenting coordinator or co-parenting counseling be ordered to assist the parents

INTERNATIONAL CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES

In addition to domestic custody disputes, Stacy provides advice and assistance in cross-border custody disputes. These services include:

  • Helping clients develop a plan and strategy for their unique case
  • Coordinating with foreign counsel or foreign parties for a thorough solution
  • Addressing complex jurisdictional issues
  • Effectively working in cross-culture situations
  • Assisting clients with cases involving the Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • Cross-Border Mediation

PARENTING PLAN AND CHILD CUSTODY RELOCATION

  • Advising clients in relocation cases involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisidiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
  • Coordinating with out-of-state counsel for comprehensive representation for the client
  • Developing a strategy for each client’s distinctive circumstances
  • Drafting Parenting Plans in the best interests of the children

PATERNITY

  • Establishing parentage
  • Developing Parenting Plans in cases in which paternity is not disputed

CHILD SUPPORT

  • Drafting Child Support Orders to provide payments made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child following the end of a marriage or other relationship
  • Analyzing financial issues relevant to child support orders
  • Adjustment and Modification of child support orders

RESTRAINING ORDERS

  • Assisting clients with entry of restraining orders that address financial issues, use of property, and temporary custody issues.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDERS

  • Assisting clients with entry of orders protecting clients from contact by other parties who have threatened or assaulted clients
  • Requesting temporary orders regarding visitation and custody of minor children

Contact Stacy today to determine the best personalized course of action for you: