Family Law, Divorce and Child Custody

Family law is a broad category that encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody, child visitation, and adoption among other things. When family issues arise, they are almost always emotionally charged. Watson & Watson works closely with clients to help reduce the stress and trauma associated with family conflicts. The Law Firm of Watson & Watson is compassionate, keeps clients abreast of case progress, and lets clients know all of their options.

Divorce and Surrounding Issues: Watson & Watson

Today, there are a variety of non-adversarial ways to settle issues surrounding divorce. Mediation and collaborative divorces are two examples. Mediation entails a series of meetings led by a neutral facilitator who helps couples identify the issues, such as property distribution and child custody, and reach an agreed resolution. The Law Firm of Watson & Watson acts as a legal coach and counselor for clients during the mediation process. A collaborative divorce entails the client’s attorney and opposing attorney working closely with each other to help the soon-to-be-divorced couple achieve agreement on asset distribution, alimony, child custody, child visitation and more. Both mediation and collaborative divorce are much less contentious, costly and time consuming than battling it out in the courtroom. However, if these methods don’t work, Watson & Watson is prepared to fight for your rights in family court.

Different Types of Child Custody

There are several types of child custody, including legal, physical and sole. Parents who have legal custody have the ability to make legal decisions on behalf of the child. Parents who have physical custody actually have their kids living with them. In sole custody, one parent has both legal and physical custody of the child. Watson & Watson helps couples determine what is in the best interests of the child and the family and how to go about putting that into effect.

If you’re facing a family law matter, contact Watson & Watson today for compassionate and effective legal assistance.