Morgantown WV Family Law Attorneys
The family law lawyers at Adams Legal Group, PLLC primarily assist parties through their divorce, and child custody legal matters, including zealous representation in adversarial proceedings pertaining to property division, divorce settlements, and custody battles over parenting time, as well as custody modification and relocation matters, and all matters involving disputes over child support and/or spousal support (aka "alimony"). Our family-law attorneys also assist people with prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, adoptions, contempt allegations related to a custody or divorce matter, and proceedings seeking protective orders (such as domestic violence protective orders, orders of protection, personal safety orders, and "restraining orders"). Our divorce and custody attorneys provide representation throughout North-Central West Virginia and in South-Western Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling all of the issues that arise in contentious divorce and child custody matters. Additionally, attorney William Adams has both legal experience handling family law matters and personal experience, having gone through the divorce and child custody process himself. At Adams Legal Group, PLLC, we understand that a divorce or custody matter can be an extremely traumatic and difficult time in a person's life. You need someone knowlegeable and experienced on your side to guide you through these tough and uncertain times. You need to know and understand your rights. Leave the worrying to us, as we guide you through the complicated divorce and/or child custody process.
Affordable Divorce & Child Custody Lawyer
Having been a client in a divorce proceeding and from listening to the needs of our clients, we recognize that family law matters can present an enormous financial burden and obstacle to many people who truly need legal counsel but can not affort to pay large up-front fees and retainers that are not reimbursable if the client is not satisfied with the attorney's services. Thus, the divorce and child custody lawyers at Adams Legal Group, PLLC offer affordable and flexible retainers and payment options for our family law clients. Low initial retainers and multiple payment options will help get us started working for you and get the ball rolling with the legal advice and counsel you need. We accept cash, checks, money orders, and all major credit cards. What is more, when your case is done, if you have money left in your retainer, you get it back.
Limited Representation - A More Affordable Option For Your Family Law Matter
If you are unable to afford full representation, from beginning to end on your divorce and/or child custody case, please be sure to ask us about our consultation services and partial or limited representation, where we offer our consultation services and/or assistance with document preparation through your case, but you otherwise file papers and appear in court in a self-representative manner. Our initial retainer and fees for limited services are much more affordable for many people who are otherwise unable to afford full representation throughout their family law case.
A divorce can be one of the most stressful times of your life. Often times, this stress results from a lack of understanding your rights. Are you entitled to stay in the family home, to spend time with your children, to access financial accounts? Must you give your ex to-be access to the home, to your finances? What constitutes grounds for divorce? What boundaries can you enforce and must you observe? What constitutes domestic violence and how should you conduct yourself to avoid sticky situations and legal ramifications of missteps along the way? These are treacherous waters and the consequences can be significant, particularly if children are in the equation as well. Regardless, your sanity and your integrity are at stake. Do not step into the morass of a divorce without legal counsel.
WV & PA Divorce Attorney
If you are facing a divorce in the Morgantown WV area, in either North-Central West Virginia or South-Western Pennsylvania, call the experienced family law attorneys at Adams Legal Group, PLLC for a free initial consultation on your case. We routinely handle divorce cases in the following areas:
- Morgantown, Monongalia County WV
- Kingwood, Preston County WV
- Fairmont, Marion County WV
- Grafton, Taylor County WV
- Clarksburg/Bridgeport, Harrison County WV
- Waynesburg, Greene County PA
- Uniontown, Fayette County PA
Additionally, we also handle divorce and custody matters in Washington and Westmoreland County, PA and in Upshur, Randolph, Barbour, Lewis, Gilmer, Doddridge, Wetzel, Mineral and Hampshire counties, in WV. We believe that we can provide the best divorce and child custody legal services in these areas, which are close to our office and by concentrating our divorce practice in a relatively tight geographic region; however, we do occasionally undertake representation in other family law courts throughout the state of WV and in South-Western PA.
Child Support and Child Custody Law
Regardless of your position in the family, whether you were the bread winner previously or stayed at home with the children, when facing a separation or divorce, everything changes. You may now find yourself in a precarious position fighting for custody of your child(ren), while also trying to find or keep employment, along with trying to balance all of the other domestic responsibilities that may have been previously shared. Both parties now have to fill all of these roles. As you try to strike a balance and navigate through all of these changes, be sure that you are informed about the legal consequences of your decisions and how they may impact on your child custody rights and child support obligations. Consulting with a competent and experienced attorney early in the process can help ensure that your rights are protected and help you avoide missteps that could cost you time with your children. Sometimes all of these changes thrust the parties in a position where one or both of them are forced to relocate, in order to obtain employment or a better job, or simply for the support of family or a change of scenery. There are certain and fairly rigid formal procedures that need to be followed, in order to properly relocate when children are involved. Please be sure that you know your rights and obligations if a relocation by one or both parties is anticipated, in order to preserve your visitation rights.
WV & PA Child Custody and Support Lawyer
Adams Legal Group, PLLC, is a general practice law firm located in Morgantown, WV and our family law attorneys provide child custody and child support legal services in the North-Central WV and the South-Western PA areas, including primarily the following areas:
These are the common areas where we practice divorce and child custody law; however, we will occasionally manage cases in other areas of WV and in South-Western PA.
If you are you engaged or contemplating marriage, a prenuptial agreement is a common form of contract that can set forth, in writing how you will dissolve your marriage and assets, should the unthinkable occur? Even if you have already tied the knot, and are wishing that you had thought to set forth provisions for a division of assets upon dissolution of your marriage, you can still set forth your agreement in an enforceable instrument, through a postnuptial agreement or antenuptial agreement. Do you and your partner bring unequal assets and financial resources to the table? Are you pursuing a professional degree or a business pursuit and you are concerned about preserving your assets? You and your loved one can agree in writing before marriage (prenuptial) or after (postnuptial) as to the disposition of assets, should there be an unfortunate parting of the ways. It is always smart to “hope for the best, but plan for the worst.” More than "planning for the worst" though, this type of agreement between betrothed merely sets forth expectations and prevents resentment and dispute over assets, down the road.
Morgantown WV Nuptial Agreements
If you are located in North-Central WV or South-Western PA, contact the competent family law attorneys at our Morgantown, WV office of Adams Legal Group, PLLC today, and our experienced lawyers can help you and your loved one set your expectations and other provisions for possible marriage dissolution in writing in a formal prenuptial or postnuptial Agreement.
Family Law Mediation
If you have been ordered to mediate your divorce, child custody, relocation or child support case, please visit our family law mediation page for more information on the process or feel free to contact us to discuss your family law mediation needs. If you are contemplating divorce with or without children and wish to try the mediation process, in hopes of resolving the disputes in your case, without all of the added costs of expensive litigation and the additional conflict and adversity of a court proceeding, then mediation might be the route for you.