Treating You Like Family with Your Legal Matters
At Axford Law, we understand that family law issues are often highly emotional. Domestic proceedings can have a profound impact on your finances, interpersonal relationships, and everyday life. Unlike most law firms, we approach each domestic case with an eye toward counseling, negotiation, and settlement so as to avoid the costly and public nature of court proceedings. With such sensitive issues at play, we understand that it is usually in the best interest of all parties to settle domestic matters amicably without resorting to litigation.
Family Law Matters
We are here to help you navigate the process with a separation agreement. This private contract between spouses sets out agreed-upon terms to ensure various issues are handled - from the division of assets to bill responsibilities. We can help you draft a separation agreement tailored to your specific situation.
You are eligible to file for a divorce, also called an "absolute divorce", only after being separated for at least one year and a day. This means at least one of you must intend that the separation is permanent and are living in separate homes during this time.