The Ratchford Law Firm

Domestic Relations

With the increasing complexity and diversity of family and other relationships and the attendant financial, emotional and legal issues that can arise in these areas, The Ratchford Firm is uniquely qualified to assist our clients when they find the need to seek such advice. We serve the needs of our clients in a large range of family and individual matters.

For those contemplating entering into a marriage, we formalize agreements regarding finances, property, custody and other issues. These agreements include:

Custody Modifications
Modifications of Separation and Property Settlement Agreements
Post-Nuptial Agreements
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Reconciliation Agreements

Unfortunately, some individuals and families find that they must confront conflicts that require dispute resolution, either in the form of a negotiated settlement, mediation, or court litigation. Our lawyers will assist you in resolving disputes as appropriate in your personal situation. The services that we provide in this area include counseling and litigation services for disputes involving:

Adoption
Alimony and other forms of support
Child custody
Child support
Custody modifications
Distribution and/or use of assets
Divorce
Domestic violence or other civil disputes involving families
Guardianships
Modifications of separation and property settlement agreements
Paternity
Preservation of and avoidance in dissipation of assets
Separation and Property Settlement Agreements
Visitation

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