Divorce is Hard – But So Are We
At Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, PLLC, we understand the difficulty of the losses that may accompany the divorce process. When a couple has acquired assets together — sometimes substantial in nature — and started a family, the reality that the marital relationship cannot be salvaged often generates confusion and unease. The necessity of protecting yourself whether by contesting assets, obtaining spousal and support payments, or figuring out child custody issues only adds to the stress for many individuals. A divorce attorney here at Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough in Burlington, VT, can assist with the legal issues that arise when divorce is inevitable.
We represent clients in Burlington and throughout Vermont who want to ensure that their property interests and income stream for cash flow are protected during a divorce proceeding. When children are involved, we advocate for favorable child custody and support orders that are in their best interests. We are here to make the divorce process as manageable as possible for our clients and enable them to move forward following a difficult time.
Professional, Experienced Divorce Representation
While Vermont is what is commonly referred to as a "no-fault" divorce state, the law requires that couples be separated for a period of six months before initiating a divorce proceeding. While there are other grounds for which a court will grant a divorce, most couples seeking one will do so due to irreconcilable differences.
Vermont property division is based on an "equitable division," which is different than an automatic 50/50 division. Our attorneys have the necessary skills to assess the likely application of Vermont's divorce scheme and make recommendations for strategy and planning purposes.
Our divorce attorneys and family lawyers are skilled in assessing our clients' needs with respect to property division and other divorce-related issues. We have represented many clients with real estate, business partnerships, and other significant assets. When we evaluate our clients' portfolios and the factors that a court will use when determining how property is to be distributed following a divorce, our goal is always to ensure that our clients will be well-provided for.
Child Custody And Visitation
When child custody and support issues factor into our clients' divorces, we serve as problem solvers. We can use collaborative law, mediation or negotiation with the other party when doing so is in the best interests of our clients and their children. However, we are prepared to aggressively advocate for our clients' interests in court when necessary.
Important Information About Alimony
We have published valuable information regarding alimony and related legal matters specific to the state of Vermont. This resource have been provided to assist you in handling many common issues that our clients have encountered in their divorce proceedings. However, it is important to note that this information is meant to provide guidance and should not be relied on as legal advice. A divorce attorney at Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, PLLC, will work with you to understand the legal issues as they apply to your unique situation.