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Family law requires particular care and sensitivity. The outcome of family law cases can affect the day-to-day life of your entire family, and it is essential that your Lewisburg family law attorney understands this importance. At Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, PLLC, we take the time to understand your needs and your family’s individual situation. We walk you through each step of a family law case and determine how to effectively protect your rights.

Family Law Cases We Handle in Lewisburg

Family law cases cover a range of issues, multiple of which may need to be addressed at the same time. At Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, PLLC, we can represent some of the following family law cases:

  • Divorces can be uncontested, meaning couples agree on the main issues in a divorce, or contested, meaning they do not. These issues include division of property, child custody and support, and spousal support. Divorces are emotionally and legally hard to manage, and an attorney can help you make decisions, including whether the case should be handled through court or through negotiation.
    When a divorce involves children, contested issues, allegations of violence, or complex finances, it will be more complex. It will require more time and resources to resolve.
  • Spousal support. Spousal support, also called alimony, is not awarded in every divorce case. If the court decides on spousal support, it will look at several factors about the marriage. This includes any misconduct by either party.
  • Child custody and parenting plans. An attorney can help parents negotiate and find the right solution for a parenting plan. The court always looks out for the child’s interests when crafting a parenting plan or when approving a plan that parents have made.
  • Child support. Both parents have a responsibility to provide financial support for their child. In West Virginia, the court calculates child support based on a formula that accounts for each parent’s income, the costs of raising a child, and other factors.
  • Prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements help couples determine their rights and responsibilities to property during their marriage and in the event of divorce.
  • Court order modifications. Court orders like support and custody can be modified if a family’s life circumstances change.
  • Paternity actions enable unmarried parents to both have established parental rights for their children.
  • There are many different types and methods of adoption. An attorney can help you understand these processes and their legal requirements.
  • Guardianships are created to provide a legal caretaker for minor children, disabled, elderly individuals, and disabled adults. In some cases, these guardianships need to be contested if they are not in an individual’s interests.
  • Domestic violence. Domestic violence is any action of abuse against family members and those in the same household. An attorney can help file for protective orders, press criminal charges, and determine other options for protection.

Protecting Your Family’s Interests in Lewisburg

At Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, PLLC, we have decades of legal experience and a strong professional reputation for diligence and compassion. We are strong trial attorneys, but we understand that it is beneficial for many clients’ financial health and well-being to settle the case through alternative dispute resolution outside of court.

We work tirelessly to protect your interests and steer your family toward solutions that are beneficial for you and your children. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help with your family law case.