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When you are looking for your lawyer for your family law matter, you need more than the usual regarding legal assistance. You need outstanding legal representation.
Whether you need a lawyer to powerfully represent you in the courtroom, or if you could use some help negotiating a settlement that works, we can help at Hemminger Law Group Westshore.
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A family law lawyer can benefit you by assisting in reaching a formal and binding agreement with your ex-spouse. This binding agreement, called a separation agreement, is often negotiated in a relatively informal process like a 4-way meeting or mediation.
Even though the process can be informal, the ultimate result is formal, in that the resulting separation agreement is legally binding and enforceable agreement. It is legally enforceable just like a court order.
There are other times, however, when an informal process will not work. Sometimes cases need to go to court. Like when the parties cannot agree on a matter that is essential.
For example, a party may refuse to agree to pay the support they are required to pay under the law, and the other party feels they have no choice but to proceed to court for a binding decision. In other instances, the parents cannot agree on what is in the best interests of the children for their parenting plan. In these cases, they ask a judge to make the decision for them.
At Hemminger Law Group Westshore we are very experienced in the courtroom.
If you are looking for a lawyer, please contact us at Hemminger Law Group at 250-220-8686.
This article is written by Val Hemminger, lawyer
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