Family law problems can be scary and make the future feel uncertain. We have helped countless clients through trying legal problems, providing compassionate advice and passionate advocacy. We take the time to carefully listen to you, in order to understand you and your individual circumstances. We promise to give you the legal information and advice necessary to make the best decisions. We will work with you to develop specific objectives and goals. Then, we work passionately toward achieving those goals – in the courtroom or through settlement. We help you draw on your strengths and guide you through every step of the legal process.
Bays Family Law provides the following Family Law Services:
- Child Custody & Parenting Time
- High Asset Property Division
- Pre & Post-Nuptial Agreements
- Collaborative Divorce
- Complex Income Child Support
- Child in Need of Services (CHINS)
Taking care of someone else’s child may present legal barriers if you don’t have court authority to assume parental duties. The same can be true when adult loved ones with diminished capacity need assistance. A Guardianship case or a court approved alternative can give you that legal authority.
Wills, Trust, & Estates
You want the best for your loved ones – even after you’re gone. Properly executed wills and trusts let you decide how your assets will be distributed and can eliminate arguments among your survivors.
It can also be hard to know what to do when a loved one is unconscious or otherwise unable to make healthcare or financial decisions. A properly executed living will and power of attorney documents can lift that burden by telling your doctors and family how to honor your values.
When a loved one dies, the list of tasks that have to be done can be daunting. We guide executors and trustees through those steps to see that each beneficiary gets their rightful distribution. Our Probate, Trust Administration, and Estate Administration services can see that it’s done right.
Bays Family Law provides the following Estate Planning and Probate Services:
Mediation & Arbitration
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a set of procedures to settle disputes without a courtroom trial. ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than going to court. The most common forms of ADR are Mediation and Arbitration. ADR can give you more opportunity to determine when and how your case will be resolved.
Parental conflict is bad for children. Period. When parents are in constant battle, a Parenting Coordinator (PC) may be able to reduce or eliminate the fighting.
Guardian ad Litem
Do you feel like the circumstances of your child’s life with the other parent are not being considered by the Court? Do you believe the Court procedures ignore the wishes and input of your tween or teen? Do you have an incapacitated adult who needs an advocate to be heard? A Guardian ad Litem or GAL who does home visits and meets with the kids or incapacitated adult might be what you need.