“Change is the law of life.”
JOHN F. KENNEDY
While change is never simple, it is often the only solution. When the time comes for change, The Law Office of Russell A. Cohen can help you deal with issues that arise in the family law arena. These issues may include divorce, property and marital settlement agreements, child custody and child support, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and powers of attorney. We will work diligently to advance our clients’ interests during their most stressful times, while trying to minimize the adversarial nature of the proceedings.
Family Law cases we handle
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Are you and your spouse contemplating divorce? Maybe you’ve already agreed to go your separate ways, but need assistance navigating the divorce process? Or perhaps you are a single parent fighting for alimony or child support?
We understand that ending a marriage is an emotionally draining and stressful time in many people’s lives. Undoubtedly, many factors will arise and difficult decisions will have to be made during such a period. Whether filing for or responding to a petition for divorce; leading the discovery process; attempting to mediate a settlement agreement; or resolving the case through trial, The Law Office of Russell A. Cohen can and will steer you through the process.
Common issues that often arise during divorce proceedings include:
- Equitable Division of Property: Property acquired during the course of the marriage is subject to equitable distribution. We will assist in managing these divisions.
- Child Custody: One of the most emotional components of divorce is determining how to least displace your child. We will formulate a parenting plan and timesharing agreement that is in the best interest of the child.
- Child Support: These payments are calculated based on the amount of income generated by each parent, the time the children spend with each parent, and the number of children involved. We will help determine this number, so you don’t have any surprises.
- Spousal Support (Alimony): We are prepared to either seek or defend against claims of temporary, permanent, rehabilitative and lump sum support.
The needs you have today may not be the needs you have tomorrow. As your needs change over time, we can assist in modifying Court Orders and Judgments if you have encountered a substantial change in circumstances. This may include a modification of an award of spousal support, child support or visitation. Back to Top
Problems in this area often arise among unmarried couples that have children together. Upon separation, it is common to enter into informal arrangements regarding visitation and child support. Over time, it is likely that these arrangements become empty promises, leaving one or both parties frustrated. If you are seeking a legally enforceable agreement concerning issues of paternity, child support, custody, and/or removal or relocation, we can help.Back to Top
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At The Law Office of Russell A. Cohen, we are committed to providing our clients with tireless and compassionate representation in all practice areas of family law. Contact us now to discuss your case.