When you need to protect your family and what matters most in this world, ensuring you have the guidance of an expert law firm who understands the dynamics of the legal system inside and out is of the utmost importance. With family law typically involving either divorce, child custody, property division or spousal support to name a few, to call it overwhelming and stressful would be an understatement. At DUKE & COMPANY, we aim to stand firmly by your side throughout the entirety of your case as not just your lawyer, but also as a firm who cares. Whether you’re being dragged into a contested or uncontested divorce case, our lawyers have the expertise and know how to intelligently navigate the legal system to give you an edge at each interval of the legal procedure.
Divorce: Separation is a profoundly contentious matter that requires skilled legal insight in order to achieve intended legal goals such as asset division or child custody rulings.
Child Custody: Child custody cases are normally related to lawful partitions or separation procedures. It is common for guardians to share legitimate and actual authority for the child or children in question (joint care). On some occasions, the courts might grant one parent care while the other parent is granted just visitation. With this said however, if this court ruling has already been ruled, it is not set in stone and may be changed in a future proceeding.
Spousal support: These payments are provided to an ex-spouse as a way of ensuring that the ex-spouse is able to maintain a certain standard of living that was established during the marriage. The amount of spousal support that is paid is based upon a number of factors including income, the length of the marriage, and other community property issues.
We understand that every client is different. That’s why we offer consultations with our lawyers to make sure you get the legal help you need.
Our team may require you to send us your documents. If we require them, please send your relevant documents to us. We will review them and answer the questions you might have about them and provide you with the advice you might need to address the issues arising in your situation. We will also determine if we are the right fit for you.
After your consultation with us and if we are the right fit for you, we will draft a contract, which will be signed by you and the lawyer who will be working with you. The contract will outline the terms of our engagement as your lawyer, including the fees that are payable for our professional services. Once the contract is signed and a deposit has been paid by you, we will start work on your file.
If your file is about personal injury arising from a motor vehicle accident, we may accept your file on a contingency basis. This means that we will be paid a certain percentage of what we recover on your behalf. If that is the case, we will not require a deposit from you. We will start working on your file once the agreement and the necessary consents have been signed by you.