Compassionate Family Law Attorney in San Marcos
Working Towards A Positive Outcome for Clients Throughout San Marcos
Family law issues can be challenging in many ways. We may not be able to ease the pain, but we believe having a partner by your side to guide and support you can truly provide comfort. We can be that legal partner.
At The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, we believe our experience can help provide peace of mind as you face your family law case. There is not one kind of family or one kind of parent or child. Every situation is distinct, and every family law case is unique. Our firm looks at individuals and sees people, not case files.
What Are the Main Areas of Family Law?
We understand the emotional and financial impact that all types of family law cases can have on a person’s life. Our firm handles a full range of family law needs, and we pride ourselves on effectively handling those cases for our clients. We are skilled and experienced in the following areas:
- Divorce: Ending a marriage is complicated and painful. There are no easy answers. The way forward, now separated from a spouse, can be confusing and traumatic. Our answers may not be easy, but they will be honest and in your best interest. Divorce litigation can involve property division, spousal maintenance, and all types of child custody issues. We can help you with every aspect of your divorce, so you can move on with your life.
- Child Custody & Modifications: In a perfect world, both parents could reach amicable decisions regarding their children. Sadly, that is often just not the case. Child custody can involve both legal and physical custody as well as parenting plans and financial arrangements. Child custody comes in many forms and can look different for everyone depending on their circumstances. However agreeable or contentious, we can help with your child custody arrangements, agreements, and orders. Both parents may feel that they have the right answers for the children involved, but they simply can’t agree on the details. A family law attorney in San Marcos can help find common ground. You want what is best for your child, and so do we.
- Child Support & Modifications: When there is a child or children in the lives of two individuals, financial issues and support often become a primary concern. Child support is intended to cover and include expenses like food, housing, clothing, educational needs, insurance, and even extracurricular costs for travel, sports, or activities for your child. Determining support amounts can be an exhaustive and intricate process involving the careful scrutiny of income, job stability, financial needs, history, involvement with the child, etc., and the help of an experienced support family law attorney is important in an effort to come away with a fair result for all parties.
Can Family Law Arrangements Be Modified If Circumstances Change?
There are options available that allow you to go back to the court and ask for adjustments to family law orders that have already been agreed to by the parties or decided by the courts. Court Modifications to existing orders, drafted by an experienced lawyer, may provide the relief you need from an otherwise difficult situation. Life doesn’t stay frozen in time–it progresses. In all areas of family law, the need to evaluate and modify judgments or arrangements may be necessary. People gain and lose jobs. They relocate. Needs and finances change. Schedules shift. Circumstances change.
These issues need to be addressed correctly with a modification. Child support and custody are typically the main areas where modifications may be needed, but there are other areas that may require reevaluation down the line. We can step in and work with you from the place you are in now, not the past. Your family law agreements should reflect your present situation.