Family practice encompasses many aspects of the law. Google should be your friend. Search the internet to help define the steps you need to take. But nothing is more helpful than talking with a professional. I return most of my calls on the same day. My consultation is free over the phone and I usually try to limit it to 15 minutes. Therefore, it is important that you equip yourself to know what questions you need to ask.
I help people in many ways. For example, it is important to have a will, a health care surrogate, an appointed power of attorney after you have completed your divorce. Would you have thought of that?
There are recommendations for communication regarding children. Counseling may be an option or using a co-parenting communication tool like Talking Parents or Our Family Wizard. My counseling skills have been helpful to clients who need to “un-couple” to achieve a healthy life after divorce. Do you know what tools can help you adjust to life after divorce, or co-parenting?
It is not uncommon for me to help enforce the martial or parenting plan agreement. In cases like these the legal steps include filing a Motion for Contempt and Enforcement, mediation maybe part of the process or a court hearing or trial. Are you aware that agreements are ordered by the court and they are enforceable?
Finally, I encourage you to help yourself. Make yourself smart and prepared. Know your financial situation. Everything that happens in family law has financial consequences, don’t be surprised instead be educated. Rely on referrals, look for Internet ratings for professional services.
Deborah Cook has a lifetime of experience helping people and influencing families. Give us a call, 407-255-2151 and schedule a consult.