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Special Circumstances

Special Circumstances

Special Circumstances in Family Law

Every marriage and every family is unique. So is every family law dispute. But sometimes there are special circumstances that make a divorce, custody, or other family law case even more challenging: unique or significant marital assets to divide, high-conflict personalities, domestic violence, multi-state issues, and more. The attorneys of Strickler, Platnick & Hatfield have over 80 years of combined experience in dealing with even the most complicated family situations, and a strong track record of success in helping clients resolve those situations with a favorable outcome.

Divorce After 50

Many people think of divorce as something that happens mostly to younger couples, and it is true that the majority of divorces occur within this subset. That said, and while the general divorce rate has declined during the past 20 years, the…
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Divorce for Business Owners

Divorce is never easy, but certain factors can make it significantly more complicated. One such factor is when one or both spouses have an ownership interest in an active business. From a financial perspective, such a business may be both an asset…
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High-Conflict Divorce and Custody

Most divorces and custody cases involve some level of conflict between parties. While conflict is unpleasant, it is to be expected. With the help of experienced counsel who understand how to avoid fueling conflict, most couples can work through episodic conflict to…
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Enforcement and Modification of Orders

Your divorce decree, child custody order, alimony order, award of attorneys fees, and child support order function as “private laws” governing only the parties involved: you and your ex-spouse or co-parent. Like any laws, these orders are only helpful if they can…
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Expert Witness Services

Expert witnesses can play a crucial role in many family law cases, whether before litigation, during litigation, or at trial. Sometimes one or more complicating factors raise the stakes of the case beyond the “normal” family law situation. The case may involve…
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Prenuptial Agreements

Marriage is a deeply personal relationship, but it is also a legal and financial arrangement as well. Many engaged couples understandably may focus more on the personal aspects of the relationship and wedding planning, and may not devote enough attention to the…
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Domestic Violence

At its heart, domestic violence is about control—specifically, about one person having power over another in the context of an intimate relationship. Domestic violence is more than physical abuse. It involves a pattern of behavior by one partner to control the actions…
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High Asset Divorce

Divorce is rarely simple; however, when a marriage involves significant or complex assets, the potential for complications—and conflict—go up. The more there is to fight about, the more there is to lose. Oftentimes, once fighting begins, it tends to escalate--along with legal…
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Forensic Child Custody Evaluation

Child custody is one of the most hotly contested issues in family law cases. If parents cannot agree upon how they will each spend their respective time with children, or how they will make important decisions for their children after separation or…
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Relocation Child Custody Cases

Child custody matters are challenging enough when parents live near each other and the children can see both parents on a regular basis. When one parent needs or wants to move out of the area, the logistics of child custody become even…
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Multi-State Issues

Our society is increasingly a mobile one. While it usually is better for a child to have their parents living near one another, it often is impractical. One parent may need to move for employment opportunities, to be closer to family or…
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Recouping Litigation Costs

When faced with divorce, child custody or another family law dispute, your focus should be on achieving your legal goals and moving forward, building the future you want after your case is resolved. Unfortunately, for many people, the cost of legal fees…
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Testimonials

“Great lawyer to work with. Excellent communicator and listener. Courtroom skills exceptional. Would highly recommend for any family law situation.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“I highly recommend Geoff. He and his all-star team assisted me through a difficult and contentious divorce and child custody case. Geoff’s knowledge and personal relationships really assisted in the positive outcome of my case. Geoff was efficient throughout the…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“Took a personalized approach to my complex divorce and was available to achieve an outcome beyond my highest expectations.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Strategic and Pragmatic. Geoff has seen plenty of situations and how they play out. Geoff has an expert understanding of the process. Geoff does a great job of communication and letting you know what’s going on by including you in…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“One of the most dedicated, fair, competent, patient attorneys I have had the pleasure of dealing with. He has helped myself and many others through some difficult times. He is a very good listener and can direct you in the…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Excellent at simultaneously executing specific tactical aspects of the case while maintaining overall macro view.”
– Family Law Attorney
“I have worked with Geoffrey S. Platnick as an expert witness in several cases and find him to be an excellent attorney with a real interest in his clients.”
– Child Custody Expert , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Absolutely amazing during a very difficult time.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“He is a brilliant lawyer, a fantastic strategist, willing to resolve cases through mediation but kick butt in court if that is required, and in the final analysis, effective in achieving his clients’ goals. One of the really great ones.…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review
“A very empathetic and diligent person and attorney. His tact in suggesting acceptable solutions to emotionally charged situations and sensitivity to child issues that can easily get neglected in the egoic fracases in such cases is truly exemplary. I am,…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review

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