Livesay Law offers a variety of out-of-court legal services to meet your needs and those of your family. Whether you need help with a divorce, support or custody issue, pre-nuptial, post-divorce matter, an appeal of a family court determination, or simply to find out what your options are, Louise can provide you with the information, guidance, and advocacy you need. Our services include:
If you are considering divorce, these consultations are designed to give you, or you and your spouse/partner, information about your process options so you can decide what your next steps should be and whether we are a good fit to work together. Thirty minutes free.
Our office offers you alternatives to a litigated divorce, such as Collaborative Practice, so that you can end your marriage with as much dignity and as little hostility as possible and create a win-win outcome for your family.
We offer alternative dispute resolution services such as mediation, in which Louise Livesay is a neutral mediator and supports both people in arriving at a mutually agreeable, out-of-court resolution for their family law matter.
If you are unsure about whether divorce is the right decision for you, you lack clarity about that decision, and need some help discerning that question, we can meet with you and discuss options available to help you gain clarity around that decision. Louise has helped several dozens of couples discuss this question, referred them to competent professionals (not necessarily marriage counseling but other resources), who can work with you and your partner to gain clarity about whether you move forward with divorce or separation, decide to work on the marriage, or continue with the status quo. Clients have found this to be an invaluable service. Fee $150 for one hour.
If you have reached an agreement with your spouse on your own or through services with other professionals, but you want an attorney to draft your agreement, Louise can take your summary and draft all necessary court documents, and submit them to court and make sure that all remaining loose ends get tied up, like transferring title on property, division of retirement assets, etc.
If you are considering appealing a court's decision, we can give you the information you need to decide whether an appeal should be pursued. Appeals are expensive and can take more time and money than people realize. Whether to appeal should be a carefully considered decision. Louise has valuable years of experience working in the appellate courts; therefore providing a basis for understanding the appellate process, what makes a decision appealable, the standards of review, and range of possible outcomes, including appellate mediation.
We can help with all types of family law matters, including paternity, separation, post-divorce issues, custody, third-party custody, prenuptial agreements, family disputes, and more. If you are seeking limited scope advice or services, Louise can discuss how best to work together to meet your needs.