We are passionate about our work and are known for taking a firm yet practical approach to family disputes, to finding solutions for our clients’ parental and financial rights and seeking positive results in a variety of matters. Our ultimate objective is to ensure that you are equipped with the proper guidance and knowledge to face each challenge with confidence.
Our experience advising and representing clients includes a full spectrum of divorce settlements and litigation. Some are easier and quicker to resolve. Others involve intricate divorce litigation where intense disagreements regarding property division and/or child custody and support erupt. We will work with you to discuss each step and give you personalized feedback on how your particular case is likely to progress.
Legal separation resolves the same issues as a divorce while allowing couples to remain legally married for their own personal reasons. All property is divided equitably and arrangements are made for children’s issues such as custody and support. While spouses are not able to remarry while separated, they are able to move on with their lives while having the option of converting the separation to divorce upon request. We offer skilled representation and understand what it takes to protect your rights.
We are experienced in the developments in paternity law including DNA tests and the necessary court procedures. Unmarried parents often face legal disputes after a child is born regarding parental rights, custody, visitation and child support. We can help you to assert your rights in establishing paternity or defending you against parental obligations.
Child Custody and Support
Child custody is one of the most stressful and difficult practice areas of family law because of the depth and intensity of the emotions that parents have for their child or children. We work closely with you and whenever possible the non-custodial parent to create the best possible situation for the minor children.
When changing circumstances require a modification of legal orders, we can help. We can also represent you if you are trying to stop a modification that will adversely affect you. Child custody, visitation, child support and alimony orders can be modified if there is a material and substantial change in circumstances.
Parental Alienation/ Visitation Disputes
When parents divorce, it is important to learn about the child custody and visitation options that are available and the legal standards that apply. In many cases, divorcing couples can ultimately agree on custody and visitation issues without the need for a court order. When an agreement cannot be reached, knowledgeable advice and representation from a family law attorney at the Bastine Law Group can often make the difference.
Prenuptial/ Nuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements and nuptial agreements allows you and your loved one to predetermine who gets what assets if you decide to end your legal union and how the finances and assets will be handled during the marriage, spousal support term and business ownership issues. We wil help you move through the decisions involved as easily as possible.
Dividing community property is one of the most important tasks to be accomplished during the divorce process. Great care must be taken in this area. You have only one chance to get a favorable property settlement, so you should make sure it is done correctly. We will work to achieve a fair and generous property settlement for you — one that allows you to move forward after divorce from the strongest position possible.