Helping People Through The Difficult Process Of Divorce
The decision to end a marriage never comes easy. When children are involved, the decision becomes even more difficult. At Rafidi Jackson, we understand the stress and anxiety of going through a divorce. We offer compassionate support to guide you through what is almost certain to be a traumatic experience for you and your family.
Negotiating A Fair And Equitable Division Of Marital Property
Dividing property is often one of the biggest points of contention in a divorce. Determining what is considered marital property versus separate property is not always clear. Our legal team can help you identify the things that are most important to you. We then help you verify whether these items are considered separate property. When that process is complete, we find proof of the separate property and then negotiate to make sure you get your fair share of the marital property.
Negotiating Child Custody And Child Support
At Rafidi Jackson, we believe that children should have both parents involved in their lives. Our starting point in child custody agreements is to see if a 50-50 custody arrangement is feasible. In most cases, the arrangement will favor time with one parent over the other due to jobs, the proximity of each home to schools and other factors. We negotiate on behalf of both the parent and the child with the ultimate goal of doing what is best for the child. The finalized custody arrangement then influences the child support agreement.
The state expects both parents to contribute financially to the welfare of their children. However, the state does not mandate a 50-50 split in paying for expenses. The contribution of each parent is based on each parent’s income level, the amount of time they have custody of their children and any special needs the children may have. We aggressively advocate for fair child support agreements that put the welfare of the child first.
Estate Planning Services For Families And Individuals
In addition to helping people navigate the process of divorce, we also help people plan for the future with estate planning services. Our estate planning services include:
- Wills and trusts
- Power of attorney documents
- Probate and trust administration
- Medicaid planning
- Business succession planning
When you come to our offices to set up an estate plan, we start by discussing your family, your potential heirs and the types of assets you have. We also discuss any current or potential health issues you or your loved ones may have and how to factor that into an estate plan. Before asking you to make any choices, we will make sure you fully understand the pros and cons of all of your options. We ensure that every client gets a customized plan designed to meet their unique needs and circumstances.
Contact Rafidi Jackson, LTD For A Compassionate Advocate In Your Divorce
Just want to say thank you again. I feel it would have been a much different outcome without your help! You will definitely be recommended to any I know needing your services. Thanks a million!
Candace B., Girard, Ohio