Compassionate Advocacy When It Matters Most
When everything is on the line, you need a trusted legal representative standing in your corner. Ed Anderson will fight for your rights and interests in custody and family law cases.
Divorce can and does cause emotional strain for those involved. Ed Anderson can draw from years of family law litigation experience to represent your needs, defuse tense situations, and support you as you work to resolve legal and financial aspects of the separation. Rest assured, if negotiations are unable to yield an equitable settlement, Ed Anderson will fight for you at trial.
At the forefront of every child custody case is the best interests of the child. Throughout the emotionally charged process of separating households and moving forward with a new chapter of life, this standard comes before everything else. Ed Anderson will help assess factors like the parties' economic resources, the parties and children's lifestyle, and the history of the parties, in order to develop a comprehensive plan for custody, as well as modifications over time, as you and your child’s lives change.
Ideally, even after a separation or divorce, both parents should play a role in their child’s life as part of a healthy co-parenting environment. Over time, the factors that influence the court’s decision in the best interest of the child may change. If you feel that you can and should enjoy more parenting time with your child, Ed Anderson has the results to prove he is the best choice to represent you.
Spousal and Child Support
A child has the right to the support of both parents. If one parent has primary custody, the other parent is usually asked to provide financial support for expenses like housing, school, food, and medical expenses. A court uses several factors to determine a fair amount of required child support that a parent can reasonably pay. In addition, one spouse may have given up education or work opportunities to care for the children. If one party brought in significantly less income and is unable to support themselves after separation, the court may order their former partner to pay spousal support (alimony).
During a divorce, determining ownership of cars, homes, savings/checking accounts, retirement accounts, household items, etc. can be confusing and frustrating. You need a referee who can help you determine who gets what with calm and fair counsel. Ed has represented thousands of clients in the division of property matters, and he’s ready to help you, too.
Paternity Action /
Good parenting isn’t based on gender. In the past, mothers were often assumed to be more suited for childcare and were assumed not to be the primary wage earner. However, “the norm” in family structures is changing. Fathers and mothers should have equal rights under the law. In many cases, the best interests of the child are served when the father is the primary caregiver. Whether you’re seeking custody or wanting to modify child support or parenting time, Ed Anderson fights for Parent’s Rights!
Child Relocation or Change of Domicile
Moving to a new home can be a stressful event, especially for children who already spend their time between two parents. Furthermore, if the move has the potential to change the amount of time one parent is practically able to spend with their child, you may need to go to court. An attorney experienced in family law can help you make that happen as quickly and painlessly as possible, in a way that maintains the good relationships that exist between the child and both their parents.