Cotten Schmidt

Understanding Family Law

Family figure with judge gavel,Family law concept

Family law, like no other area of the law, is often forced upon a client, often causing immediate emotional anxiety and financial hardship. Some attorneys ignore the emotional needs of their clients, while others play upon those emotions. Cotten Schmidt, L.L.P.’s family law attorneys understand that many issues associated with family law can be emotional and cause a high level of stress and anxiety. We work with our clients to try to find ways to reduce that stress while providing rigorous representation.

Our intent is to obtain the best possible resolution at the lowest cost both financially and emotionally. We offer each prospective client an initial consultation at a low-cost rate to discuss his or her case and provide general information to assist them with whether or not we are retained.

With a combined experience in family law of over 50 years, our attorneys are proud of the reputation we have established in representing our clients. We value the relationships we build with each client and realize that every case is unique. We strive to excel and achieve the best possible result in each and every case, no matter how big or small.

We provide experienced representation in the following areas:

  • Adoption

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Child Support / Child Custody / Visitation

  • Collaborative Law Divorce

  • Complex and High Conflict Litigation

  • Defense of Attorney General Actions

  • Divorce / Annulment – Litigated or Agreed

  • Enforcement

  • Grandparents’ Custody and Visitation Rights

  • Interstate Jurisdiction

  • Modification of Child Support / Child Custody / Visitation

  • Paternity

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

  • Protective Orders / Restraining Orders

  • Residence Restriction

  • Spousal Support

  • Surrogacy

With the areas of family law ever-changing, it is very important to choose a law firm with expertise and experience. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront in many of these areas. We are skilled in the courtroom for litigated cases. We understand that each client is unique, and some clients and fact patterns call for mediated and collaborative results. Our goal is to resolve each case with skill and compassion while providing personal attention to each client. We provide excellent client service with immediate communication and have been successful in reaching timely and affordable resolutions in all areas of family law. We look forward to working with you.

Jon Boyd is associated with Fathers for Equal Rights (FER).