Family Law & Guardianships

A divorce can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. There are hundreds of decisions to be made and most people don’t even know where to begin.

At Shelton Maxted Walkley, our philosophy involves a proactive approach to solving disputes over marital assets, child custody, and related matters of family law and divorce. We guide our clients with experience and compassion during these emotional and turbulent times to help you work through the dissolution of the marriage, the division of marital assets, child support, visitation, spousal support, prenuptial contracts, post-judgment modifications, move-away petitions, protective orders, child abuse protection and paternity issues for unmarried parents.

Call us today to arrange a discreet, one-on-one consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. We provide both traditional negotiations and family law mediation, and when necessary we are fully equipped to protect your interests in divorce litigation.

We will sit down with you to explore options and likely outcomes regarding:

  • Divorce (dissolution of marriage)
  • Division of marital assets (real estate, retirement, investments, businesses)
  • Child custody (joint custody, placement, and visitation)
  • Child support and support enforcement
  • Spousal support ("alimony")
  • Premarital agreements (prenuptial contracts)
  • Post-judgment modifications and move-away petitions
  • Domestic violence protective orders / child abuse protection
  • Paternity issues for unmarried parents
  • Striving for Out-of-Court Resolutions in Divorce and Custody

Shelton Maxted Walkley also has several highly trained Family and Divorce Mediators who can mediate the terms of your divorce to help you reach agreements more quickly and without the expensive litigation of many divorce actions.

Guardianship

Shelton Maxted Walkley also offers consultation on guardianship issues. Guardianship may be necessary for you, your spouse, your minor children, aging parents or other family members if you or they become incapacitated, due to accident, illness or diminished faculties. A Guardianship can ensure personal safety and proper management of assets.

Shelton Maxted Walkley has extensive experience in guardianship matters. We can bring or defend actions to appoint a legal guardian when a family member becomes incapacitated due to accident, illness, or diminished faculties. We are sensitive to preserving the dignity of the person while assuring their personal safety and management of their finances and health care. Call today to find out how we can help you.