Experienced Divorce Representation
When people are facing a divorce, they are often concerned about how they will be able to afford to live as separate households. Will they receive or pay alimony or child support? Who will get custody of the children? These are important issues that are best resolved with the help of a family law attorney.
At McPhail Law, we have devoted our careers to helping people through the challenges of divorce. Our lawyers have the skill and experience to help you work through the financial and legal details. We understand that this is a difficult time and will treat everyone involved with respect as we work toward finding sensible solutions.
For a consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer, call 304-907-0506 to schedule a consultation at our office in Wheeling.
Resolving Property Division, Alimony And Child Custody
A divorce is usually not just a matter of signing a paper. There are several important decisions to make that will have a major effect on your future. We can help you resolve issues such as:
- The division of marital property: In West Virginia, the marital estate is subject to an equitable distribution of assets, which can include real property, personal property, financial assets and retirement accounts/plans. You must also divide marital debts. We can help you determine which assets are part of the marital estate and which are separate.
- Alimony (spousal support): This may be granted to either spouse based on financial need, earning capacity and the standard of living during the marriage. We can help you argue for an amount that is fair to both parties.
- Child custody and visitation: The court determines the amount of parenting time (custody) pursuant to the 2022 Best Interest of the Child Act. Our lawyers help parents forge agreements that protect parent-child relationships while ensuring the child’s needs are met.
Whether you are in the military, have not been married long, or are divorcing for the second time and have accumulated many assets, we can help. For some couples, going through mediation is best to protect children, while litigation may be necessary when you and your spouse are simply unable to work together. Whatever path we decide on, our attorneys will be at your side each step of the way.