Barboursville Family Law Attorney Delivers Sound Guidance
Cabell County firm takes on matrimonial cases and parenting disputes
A family law concern usually isn’t something that you can walk away from once the legal proceedings are completed. The outcome of your divorce or custody dispute could affect you and your children for a long time, so you owe it to yourself to retain an attorney who provides exceptional advice and advocacy. My firm, Herrenkohl Law Office in Barboursville and Beckley, has given the clients the comprehensive support they need in a wide array of family law matters since 1995. I am committed to guiding each of my West Virginia clients successfully through tough times.
Skillful West Virginia divorce lawyer works to safeguard clients’ interests
Your divorce might be relatively friendly or bitterly contested, but my firm is committed to safeguarding your rights no matter what. In settlement discussions, mediation and litigation, I’ll pursue favorable terms on:
- Custody and visitation — Parents who are going through a divorce should always focus first on the well-being of their sons and daughters. When questions over custody and visitation are brought before a judge, he or she must decide what is in the child’s best interests. By working one-on-one with each client, I learn about their children’s physical, emotional, medical and social needs. From there, I make every attempt to obtain a parenting plan order that properly addresses decision-making authority, residential issues and visitation schedules.
- Child support — For most child support determinations, West Virginia utilizes a formula that considers each parents’ income along with alimony payments and child care costs. Whether you are the custodial or noncustodial parent, I can advise you on what the payment should be and can assist if there are special factors that justify a modification. My firm also handles enforcement actions and disputes over the accuracy of a parent’s financial information.
- Asset division — When possible, I work to negotiate appropriate asset division agreements between divorcing spouses. However, it might be necessary to go to court in pursuit of a suitable resolution. State law requires judges to divide marital assets and debts based on what they think is fair after reviewing each party’s monetary and non-monetary contributions to the household they shared.
Over more than three decades I have guided residents of Cabell, Raleigh, Fayette, Mason, Putnam, Wayne, Lincoln and Nicholas counties through difficult transitions and helped them start the next chapter of their lives on a solid foundation.
Dedicated advocate represents individuals in spousal support matters
After a marriage ends, a spouse who has not worked outside the home for several years might have serious difficulty meeting their financial needs. In these situations, spousal support, sometimes known as alimony, can be granted by the court. If you intend to seek spousal support or are being requested to pay it, I’ll give you honest feedback on how a judge might rule based on several factors, including the duration of the marriage, the earning ability of each spouse and the marital standard of living. With this in mind, my firm can work to negotiate a fair alimony agreement or argue your case in court.
Judges issue temporary spousal support orders to address the period when a divorce is pending, as well as three-types of post-dissolution orders. Usually, spousal support is designed to give someone the time they need to rehabilitate their income-earning ability. However, people who are unable to obtain a suitable job due to age, disability or some other reason might be awarded what is commonly referred to as permanent alimony, though these payments can terminate if either party dies or the recipient remarries.
Contact an accomplished West Virginia family law attorney for a consultation
Herrenkohl Law Office advocates on behalf of West Virginia clients in a full range of family law matters. For an appointment with an experienced lawyer, please call 304-948-5860 or contact me online. My offices are located in Barboursville and Beckley.