Domestic and Family Relations

When a couple ultimately decides to divorce, the legal ramifications are staggering. Not only will the couple divide assets and property, but more importantly, issues such as child custody and visitation will arise. At Firestone, Brehm, Wolf, Whitney & Young LLP, we understand that a divorce is more than just the division of a marriage, but ultimately the division of a family.

In addition, in second marriage situations, marriages among higher net-worth individuals, or marriages in which one or both spouses already have children, special legal planning in advance of the marriage may contribute to the future success of the marriage.

We bring compassion and understanding to our relationships with our clients, while advocating diligently on their behalf in order to safeguard their rights. We carefully educate our clients about the laws that govern custody and child support, spousal support (alimony), and separate versus marital property.

We have experience and can assist you with the following matters:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Property Settlements
  • Shared Parenting Agreements
  • Dealing with ex-spouses who fail to pay child support or spousal support
  • Child Custody Disputes
  • Powers of attorney related family situations
  • Adoption
  • Alimony/Spousal Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements

We do not believe that fighting, simply for the sake of punishing an ex-spouse, is ever ethical or appropriate. However, we do believe that every party to a domestic court proceeding deserves serious, competent, and effective representation. We can help you take a firm, but fair position in a domestic dispute without compromising the need to treat the adversary and his or her attorney with compassion, dignity and respect throughout the proceedings.