Divorce & Domestic Relations
When clients are having family issues that require the assistance of legal counsel, they are usually already in an emotionally fragile state. Clients need aggressive help and guidance on their best options no matter the situation. Leigh Law has the experience and desire to help you solve your family issues as quickly as possible while still obtaining the result you want and in an economical fashion.
- Spousal Support/Alimony
- QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Order)
- Custody Disputes
- Child Support
- Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
We practice the whole range of divorce, from simple & uncontested to complicated battles over children, assets, debts, and spousal support/alimony. Separating from a spouse is one of the most difficult things a person has to deal with in his or her life. The decisions made during this time will have a lasting impact on the lives of all people involved. Whether it is a case of an uncontested separation with no children or assets or a contentious division of children, assets, and debts, Leigh Law is here to ensure you are not disadvantaged by your spouse. We help you reach closure and get what is rightfully yours.
Spousal Support is not a penalty for breaking a marriage contract. It exists to maintain your standard of living after you separate from your partner and continue supporting yourself. Leigh Law is here to get you the compensation you need to take care of yourself and your family. Post – Divorce Modifications: Sometimes after a divorce it becomes necessary to modify the original agreements. We fight to ensure your support goals are achieved in light of your new circumstances. We can help you obtain any changes you might need or circumstances might require after your divorce is already final.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders are special legal orders required after a divorce to divide investment or retirement assets. The orders are separate from Divorce Decrees, complicated to draft, and unique to each situation. They are often needed in divorces, but many family attorneys are unable or unwilling to handle them. If you are already divorced and need a QDRO, call Leigh Law to get the retirement to which you are entitled.
Whether the parents were never married or are well past a divorce, children bind you with each other for years and issues arise whether relatively simple and easily resolved to long involved custody battles between parents. At Leigh Law, we strive to reach settlements that ensure the best interests of all children involved. It is important to carefully resolve these disputes in a way that keeps child-parent relationships intact. After all, nothing is more important than keeping your child safe and minimizing emotional problems later in life as a result of the divorce.
The State of Arkansas offers a complimentary service to all custodial parents to obtain and enforce child support orders. There are many factors which can affect child support. The case load is heavy at the Office of Child Support Enforcement and Leigh Law provides faster child support legal services than OCSE. It is important to get the financial support you need to take care of your child. Child Support covers the costs of raising a child until the age of eighteen. This financial responsibility is required by both parents regardless of marital status. We fight to get you the support your child needs to live well. We can also help parents trying to lower or change their child support obligation if the current obligation is too high.
Department of Human Services: Situations involving DHS can be overwhelming and scary. Allegations of Dependent-Neglect or Abuse are serious and require your full attention. Leigh Law provides you counsel in DHS situations and works directly with DHS to get issues resolved quickly so your life can get back to normal. If you are in need of assistance dealing with DHS, don’t hesitate to call Leigh Law.
Grandparent Adoption, Step-Parent Adoption, Traditional Adoption, or Single-Parent Adoptions are services we are experienced in providing exceptionally well. Sometimes, cases are complicated and sometimes they are not. A parent is subject to having his or her rights terminated in Arkansas if there is no significant contact or support for the child from that parent for a period of a year.
Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
You don’t buy insurance intending to get in a car accident and you don’t enter a marriage intending to divorce; but we strongly advise that you protect yourself in the event of a divorce. A marriage is a CONTRACT and all contracts can be breached. No one knows what the future holds – if you don’t need your insurance, that’s great! If you do, you’ll be infinitely grateful you thought and planned ahead!