Our Practice Areas
Annette Henry represents clients and conducts mediation in these areas
Cases are resolved in the manner best suited for the client
The issues that have to be decided in a divorce case are 1) division of marital assets and debts; and 2) possession, access, and support for any children born or adopted during the marriage. If the parties were never married, we only deal with the child issues involved.
Some couples agree on these issues without the necessity of third-party intervention and go through an uncontested case. In such instances, one party retains our firm, advises us as to the agreements reached by both parties, and we streamline the process to finalize the divorce or custody case with the least possible cost and time involvement for the client.
Some couples cannot agree on any issue in the case and have to rely upon the Judge to make final decisions on these issues through a litigated case. In those cases, our lawyers work with the client to gather and present all the evidence necessary to present the client’s case to the Court or Jury. From the initial consultation, through temporary orders, until a Final Trial on the Merits, we guide the client through the process in an effort to achieve the client’s desired results.
Most couples fall somewhere in-between the two extremes of an uncontested case and a fully litigated case. While the case may initially be filed as contested, and the parties may go through a contentious temporary hearing, many times the issues are resolved later through settlement conferences or formal mediation.