Divorce/Contested and Uncontested
The Law Offices of David A. Rahm and Associates practice in the area of divorce, asset division, debt division, custody, visitation and related legal areas concerning divorcing clients. Divorce is difficult, emotional, and often confusing. Nevertheless, Rahm and Associates encourage the litigants to try and settle the matter outside of the court room. You spent many years with a spouse obtaining assets and having a family. Do you really want a complete stranger to decide how to divide these assets?
Rahm and Associates will work hard to settle your divorce if the other party and other attorney are reasonable. This will save you thousands of dollars and allow you to avoid significant stress and risk. The sooner your divorce is completed and the assets and liabilities are fairly divided, the sooner you and your children can start to heal. However, in the unfortunate event that your former spouse or their attorney is unreasonable, we will aggressively litigate the matter to trial. To secure your assets, family, and future. Call Rahm and Associates for a free consultation. If you like us and we like you, we will be happy to assist you through this difficult time in your life.
Pre-nuptial agreements are an uncomfortable topic to approach when you are in love and getting married. While logically, we all know that one-half of all marriages end in divorce, it is difficult to imagine that your relationship would ever deteriorate to divorce. However, if you are a professional, have significant assets, or if you own a business, particularly if you are the business, then you need a pre-nuptial agreement! Otherwise, if you divorce, you are going to spend tens of thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees and on accountants to value your assets and determine how to divide it with the other spouse. With a pre-nuptial agreement, the parties agree in advance on a specific division of assets or a specific methodology of valuing assets if needed later. This will make the process faster, cheaper and easier on the psyche. Moreover, you can often mitigate the possibility that your potential spouse is pursuing marriage for the wrong reasons.
You can avoid all of this heartburn and expense by investing in a fair and reasonable pre-marital agreement. It does not mean you don’t love your prospective spouse, it means you love them enough to agree on how things would be split in the unfortunate event of divorce. After all, you have many things to consider before you get married and many things to agree upon about how you will be married. Reasonable adults will also consider the financial implications of marriage. To learn more, call The Law Offices of Rahm and Associates where the initial consultation is always free.
There are specific statutory situations where a party can obtain an annulment in a marriage. Rahm and Associates understand the requirements necessary to obtain an annulment and routinely advise clients on the best route to termination of marriage. Contact the Law Offices of Rahm and Associates to see what your legal rights are; whether you qualify for an annulment; and whether that is the best solution for you. There are many factors to consider, and without proper counsel it is extremely difficult to navigate each. So, don’t attempt an annulment alone, and then have to pay more to fix it, call Rahm and Associates for a free consultation.
Likewise, with separate maintenance cases, separating parties call Rahm and Associates frequently saying “I don’t want a divorce, I just want to live apart.” There are serious financial consequences to not properly establishing a separate maintenance agreement. If you do not do it the right way, you can still be liable for the ongoing financial obligations and future spending of a spouse with whom you have not lived with for some time!
There are religious, philosophical and other reasons for wanting to separate instead of divorcing. We understand that and will help you to make sure you have really accomplished what you thought you did and what you want to accomplish. Do it wrong, and it can cost you a lot of money. Do it right the first time by calling Rahm and Associates for a free consultation.
Post Judgment Modifications
Rahm and Associates have seen the following situation many times. A spouse is angry or upset about getting a divorce, and just says “let (him or her) have everything.” Or, the party says, “I don’t care what they get, I just want to get it over with.” Consequently, they do not appear at all in the case and lose by default. Or, sometimes they only minimally appear and just sign whatever the other spouse puts in front of them. In most of these cases, the party does not have an attorney to advise them. Naturally, their ex-spouse drafted something solely to that party’s benefit; and left you with nothing but obligations.
Later, when cooler heads prevail, and economic reality sets in, the non-participating party discovers that he or she has serious problems. That party is stuck with an unfair division of the assets; that party is stuck paying most of the bills; that party makes significantly less than the other party, but did not seek spousal support; or worst of all, that party gave up custody and the custodial parent is not letting them have their visitation.
Obviously, Rahm and Associates advise clients going through a divorce to “do it right on the front-side.” But if you did not do it right on the front-side, you can have a second chance under certain laws and within certain timeframes.
So, do not wait. Second chances are time limited by law. Call Rahm and Associates for your free consultation to find out what you can do to make the justice system gives you a fair result.