Family Law Overview
For nearly two decades, the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin has been exclusively devoted to the practice of family law. As a client-focused law firm, ourmission has always been to put the needs of family first, even over the drive to earn money. Because family law is our passion, we find it highly rewarding to see our clients experience the joy and relief of a positive outcome, especially knowing the interests of their children have been protected in the process.
Child Custody & Visitation
Among the issues divorcing couples must work through, the question of child custody and visitation rights can be one the most contentious. Unfortunately, quite often the children are the ones who suffer most as they are frequently caught in the crossfire. At the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin, we are passionate about helping families iron out the challenges of child custody and visitation in a way that always looks to the best interests of the children first.
Not far behind custody disputes, division of marital property is perhaps the most hotly contested issue in many divorces. Despite the fact that the state has set guidelines for dividing property evenly between the spouses, the question of how that equal division occurs often raises issues about who-gets-what. When emotions run high, it can cause undue stress both for the spouses and their children. The Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin are dedicated to helping you resolve these issues in a divorce settlement so you can divide your marital assets in a way that is fair to all involved.
For many people, deciding to end a marriage comes with a hit to their standard of living—especially if their spouse has been the primary breadwinner. If you are facing the possibility of financial difficulty or are unable to support yourself fully in the wake of a divorce, you may be eligible for some form of spousal support. As a family law attorney for nearly twenty years, Hollie A. Lemkin has extensive experience in helping her clients receive the support they need to sustain themselves for the next chapter of life.
While mediation has become a highly popular alternative to contentious litigation in divorce cases, families often need a mediator for many other reasons besides divorce. As a certified mediator, attorney Hollie A. Lemkin is passionate about helping families resolve their differences in a comfortable, non-adversarial setting, often saving them thousands of dollars in the process—and hopefully preventing a few severed ties, as well.
Many families automatically associate divorce with pain, stress and trauma. In our experience, when divorce is treated thoughtfully and correctly, it doesn’t have to involve any of these things. At the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin, we are passionate about helping families go through the transition of divorce with as little stress as possible. We can help you work through the often-sticky issue of custody, property division and support, striving at all times to protect the interests of the children while ensuring you receive what you need to start a potentially exciting new chapter in life.
For couples looking for the least traumatic, least expensive path of divorce,we cannot recommend divorce mediation enough. As a certified mediator, Hollie A. Lemkin has helped hundreds of couples negotiate their own divorce settlements peacefully through the process of mediation, allowing them to part ways amicably and fairly while maintaining their dignity.
As a practice focused on family law, we try to help families resolve their disputes as amicably as possible. However, domestic violence is a game-changer as far as we are concerned. At the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin, we believe domestic violence has no place in any healthy family unit, and we will utilize all available legal remedies to protect the well-being of victimized spouses and children.
Modification Of Court Orders
Even after a divorce is finalized, people go through changes in life and circumstances. When these changes happen, it’s not unusual for child custody, visitation or support agreements to become burdensome or outmoded. Since these arrangements are set in place by a legally binding court order, it requires a modification of the court order to change them. As an experienced family law attorney, Hollie A. Lemkin has helped many people navigate the complex process of modifying parental or support agreements.
One of the most important details to be ironed out in any divorce is how much child support the non-custodial parent will pay. At the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin, we are passionate about putting the needs of the child first in any divorce situation, and we will work with either mediation or litigation to ensure you receive the appropriate amount of financial assistance to take care of your children’s needs.