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Creative Solutions for Your Specific Needs

Whatever your need, we are here to find a solution for you. We educate ourselves on your case to provide you with the best resolution to meet your specific needs. We’re experienced, ethical, and have a great reputation with judges.

Divorce

Guardian ad Litem

Modifications & Enforcements

Legal Separation

Paternity

Mediation

Guardianship

Prenuptual Agreement

Adoption

Estate Planning

Divorce

The Help You Need When Going through a Divorce

You need an experienced attorney on your side to protect your interests when going through a divorce. Practicing law for 11 years, Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC can help you get through your divorce.

We find creative solutions to provide you with the best resolution that will fit your specific needs. Contact us for a consultation today.

Representing Various Divorce Cases

  • Divorce with children
  • Divorce without children
  • Property division
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Spousal support
  • Asset and debt division
  • Relocation
  • Contested divorce
  • Property settlement agreement
  • Retirement asset division
  • Mediation
  • Child tax credit / deduction division

 

Modifications & Enforcements

Enforcing Court Orders

Property divisions are by and large final and not subject to modification in most cases. However, many other areas of family law are subject to modification, so even if we didn’t file the original agreement, we can make the necessary, allowable modifications for you.

Agreement Modifications

  • Child custody
  • visitation
  • Spousal support
  • Relocation

 

Modifications & Enforcements

Enforcing Court Orders

Property divisions are by and large final and not subject to modification in most cases. However, many other areas of family law are subject to modification, so even if we didn’t file the original agreement, we can make the necessary, allowable modifications for you.

Agreement Modifications

  • Child custody
  • visitation
  • Spousal support
  • Relocation

 

Paternity

Making Complicated Paternity Issues Easier

If you need to establish paternity in order to enter child support, custody, visitation arrangements, or to determine how to split medical and child care expenses, contact Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC.

We have the experience you need to help you through the proper steps and requirements. We’ll help you transition into the next phase of your life with kind and compassionate representation.

Guardianship

Child or Adult Guardianship

Caring for someone else’s children or caring for an adult who is unable to take care of themselves is necessary for many reasons and an unfortunate reality for many people.

Whether you’re a grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle, or anyone else taking care of someone’s child for any reason, it’s crucial that you obtain a guardianship for them to access medical care, education, and to be able to make decisions on their behalf. Contact Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC for the legal representation you need. We are very kind and gracious but can also be very aggressive when needed. We approach things from the perspective of trying to settle in everyone’s best interests.

We work to educate ourselves on your case in order to provide you with the best resolution that will fit your needs. We are experienced, ethical, and work to find creative solutions.

 

Guardianship of Convenience or Necessity

  • Convenience – such as a parent moving out of state
  • Necessity – parent unable to meet a child’s needs
  • Adults – unable to meet the mental or physical challenges of daily life
  • Custody by Abandonment – unable to locate or get a response from a parent; must be related to the child

Guardianship

Child or Adult Guardianship

Caring for someone else’s children or caring for an adult who is unable to take care of themselves is necessary for many reasons and an unfortunate reality for many people.

Whether you’re a grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle, or anyone else taking care of someone’s child for any reason, it’s crucial that you obtain a guardianship for them to access medical care, education, and to be able to make decisions on their behalf. Contact Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC for the legal representation you need. We are very kind and gracious but can also be very aggressive when needed. We approach things from the perspective of trying to settle in everyone’s best interests.

We work to educate ourselves on your case in order to provide you with the best resolution that will fit your needs. We are experienced, ethical, and work to find creative solutions.

 

Guardianship of Convenience or Necessity

  • Convenience – such as a parent moving out of state
  • Necessity – parent unable to meet a child’s needs
  • Adults – unable to meet the mental or physical challenges of daily life
  • Custody by Abandonment – unable to locate or get a response from a parent; must be related to the child

Adoption

Helping Families Grow Through Adoption

Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC brings families together by helping them through the legal process of adopting a child or children. We’ll help you navigate the complex process including obtaining the consent of the biological parents.

If the parents can’t be located to obtain consent, or if they refuse to consent to the adoption, we will help you explore ways in which their consent may not even be necessary, allowing us the ability to move forward with the adoption process.

Contact us to request a consultation and to get started with your adoption case today!

 

Get the Representation You Need for Your Adoption Case

  • Infant adoption
  • Stepparent
  • Relative adoption
  • Third-party adoption
  • Foster care adoption
  • Interstate adoptions

Guardian ad Litem

Custody of Your Child

A Guardian ad Litem is appointed when custody of a child is contested, and there is no clear answer or anyone willing to relent. They do not represent the children, but, instead, represent what is in their best interest. Amber at Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC will help you evaluate your case to determine if requesting a Guardian ad Litem would be beneficial to your situation.

“Amber herself has also been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem in numerous cases, investigating all of the facts and witnesses, participating in any negotiations, and, ultimately, taking a position for the Court on issues relating to the child’s best interest (such as what custody and parenting time/visitation arrangements would best serve the child or children involved).”

Request a consultation by contacting us today!

Guardian ad Litem

Custody of Your Child

A Guardian ad Litem is appointed when custody of a child is contested, and there is no clear answer or anyone willing to relent. They do not represent the children, but, instead, represent what is in their best interest. Amber at Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC will help you evaluate your case to determine if requesting a Guardian ad Litem would be beneficial to your situation.

“Amber herself has also been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem in numerous cases, investigating all of the facts and witnesses, participating in any negotiations, and, ultimately, taking a position for the Court on issues relating to the child’s best interest (such as what custody and parenting time/visitation arrangements would best serve the child or children involved).”

Request a consultation by contacting us today!

Legal Separation

An Alternative to Divorce

Some couples choose to file for a legal separation (“separate maintenance”) instead of getting a divorce. This may be for religious, legal, or ethical reasons; holding out hope for reconciliation; or any other reason a person chooses.

While property can be divided and custody, parenting time / visitation, and child support set, the parties are still legally married. It does, however, have the added benefit of keeping insurance in place over a spouse who may not necessarily have affordable insurance coverage available to him or her, were a final divorce to take place.

Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC can get a final Decree of Separate Maintenance in place for you, dividing property and debts or providing care and support for your children, while at the same time preserving other aspects of your marriage that you each find necessary without the desire for a full divorce.

Mediation

Resolving Your Legal Issues Outside of Court

Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC is here to help with both agreed-to or court-ordered mediations to help reach an agreement of both parties. We attempt to resolve as many issues as possible outside of the courtroom to save you time and money.

Trials can last for months whereas mediations can be resolved in weeks, making it easier on yourself and your kids. Everything that goes into a decree can be mediated. Half-day or full-day mediations are available, and we can meet in the same room or split into separate rooms, (called “caucusing”) depending on your comfort level, or if there has been a history of domestic violence.

Contact us to request a consultation and discuss your case today.

Mediation

Resolving Your Legal Issues Outside of Court

Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC is here to help with both agreed-to or court-ordered mediations to help reach an agreement of both parties. We attempt to resolve as many issues as possible outside of the courtroom to save you time and money.

Trials can last for months whereas mediations can be resolved in weeks, making it easier on yourself and your kids. Everything that goes into a decree can be mediated. Half-day or full-day mediations are available, and we can meet in the same room or split into separate rooms, (called “caucusing”) depending on your comfort level, or if there has been a history of domestic violence.

Contact us to request a consultation and discuss your case today.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Requirements

Prenuptial agreements are appropriate for people who own a business, have many assets, accumulated a lot of debt, or people who don’t want or need to take away from their spouse’s estate for their children. It’s not necessary for everything to be separate, and prenups are not just for the rich.

Contact Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC to request a consultation and find out if a prenuptial agreement is right for you.

 

Reasons to get a Prenup

  • Transfer separate property to children from previous marriages
  • Explain your financial rights
  • Avoid potential divorce complications and arguments
  • Protect yourself from debts

Estate Planning

Wills and Estates

Although it’s difficult to plan for the day when you’ll no longer be here, it’s important to draft a will and plan your estate to make sure your final wishes are fulfilled.

Rely on Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC to help with your will and estate planning. We can help draft everything from a basic will to time-term powers of attorney for the short-term care of kids when they’re left in the care of another. Contact us to request a consultation today.

 

Plan for your future

  • Basic wills
  • Estate planning
  • Advanced directives and living wills
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Time-term powers of attorney
  • Transfer of deed on death

Estate PLanning

Wills and Estates

Although it’s difficult to plan for the day when you’ll no longer be here, it’s important to draft a will and plan your estate to make sure your final wishes are fulfilled.

Rely on Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC to help with your will and estate planning. We can help draft everything from a basic will to time-term powers of attorney for the short-term care of kids when they’re left in the care of another. Contact us to request a consultation today.

 

Plan for your future

  • Basic wills
  • Estate planning
  • Advanced directives and living wills
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Time-term powers of attorney
  • Transfer of deed on death

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Ready to Get Started?

Our no-obligation initial consultation is designed for you to have an opportunity to voice your questions and concerns, express your desired outcome(s), and fully understand your legal options based upon that information.

We will address your questions, explain your legal alternatives, and quote a retainer at the time of your consultation, dependent upon the information provided and situation discussed. Our main goal is for you to leave your consultation with all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family going forward. Get in touch with Godfrey Law & Associates, PLLC today.

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