- Child Custody
- Grandparent Intervention
- Child Support Modification
- Name Changes
- Wills and Probate
- Access to services of a private investigator can be made available
Two areas of law that merge with some common issues which may require representation by one law firm is family and criminal law.
The Mackey Law Firm has practiced family law since 1983. Criminal law and family law are directly related in some instances such as Protective Orders and Contempt for Non-Payment of Child Support. Other instances in which the two areas of law may merge are divorce property division, child custody, assault by a family member, and fault grounds of adultery along with the payment by one spouse of permanent alimony after divorce, and payment of the other spouse’s attorney fees.
The two areas of law are similar for example when one spouse attempts to hide or conceal valuable assets and financial accounts in a property division. Investigation is necessarily required to determine if concealment of such assets has been taking place.
It is not unusual that one spouse, in order to obtain custody of the children of the marriage, will engage in “parental alienation” and false accusations of child sexual abuse. In such cases, Child Protective Services is called to “investigate” the accusations along with an array of other government agencies. Criminal and family law merge with an extremely severe negative impact in this type of instance.
ASSAULT BY A FAMILY MEMBER
A number of divorces are commenced with false accusations of assault with bodily injury in order to gain financial advantage and favor with the court, giving rise to the filing of a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent ‘violence’ from the accused spouse. With a pending criminal assault case and emergency protective order issued by a criminal magistrate in place before the divorce is filed, the stage for a greater property division, attorney fees, and child custody is being set.
FAULT GROUNDS OF ADULTERY
Many clients are surprised that their spouse wants a divorce without a credible reason being given. It is not unusual that dating sites and Internet social media will provide the real reasons why the other spouse has decided to start a new life. A drain on the bank account of funds over a period of time may reveal a “wasting of assets” of spending on that spouse’s boyfriend or girlfriend.
IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF SOME OF THESE ISSUES, CONTACT THE MACKEY LAW FIRM FOR THE EXPERTISE AND THE ‘EXPERIENCE THAT COUNTS’ IN YOUR FAMILY LAW MATTER. DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS.