Family Law and Domestic Relations
Divorce and child custody disputes are difficult for everyone. There is no such thing as an easy divorce, and child custody disputes, by nature, are incredibly stressful for parents. The family law and divorce attorneys at Gilman & Pevehouse strive to reduce the stress level and anxiety for clients who are facing a divorce or disputing child custody.
Experienced Divorce Attorneys
One issue that must be dealt with in any divorce is property division. The divorce lawyers at Gilman & Pevehouse have extensive experience in handling property division in high-valued marital estates. Our goal is to make sure that our clients receive a fair and equitable division of the marital property. This may or may not include spousal support, depending on circumstances.
Many times we can finalize a property settlement through negotiations without going to divorce court; however, if the other spouse is being uncompromising and unreasonable, the divorce attorneys at Gilman & Pevehouse will aggressively litigate the case to protect our client’s interest and achieve a fair property division.We also draft prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements to help our clients avoid these disputes should separation or divorce ever occur.
Child Custody Lawyers
When parents of minor children divorce, child custody and support must be determined. It is important that children have healthy relationships with both parents when possible. The family courts and laws favor joint custody. When the divorce is over, both parents are typically still required to work together to co-parent and raise their children. The divorce process should not inflame the parents to such a degree that they will not be able to act in the best interest of their children.
Gilman & Pevehousenegotiate child custody arrangements that meet the child's best interests. If parents cannot agree, or shared custody is not appropriate because of circumstances, our custody lawyers will present the client’s position in the best possible light to the family court.
Finally, child support is based on a formula established by Alaska Civil Rule 90.3. Typically, courts do not have the discretion to deviate from this formula. All parents are required by law to support their children. If you need assistance with modifying or enforcing child support, Gilman & Pevehouse's custody lawyers will help.
At Gilman & Pevehouse, no issue is too big or too small for our family law attorneys.