Family Law

One of the Christine Cook Law Firm’s practice areas is family law. Family law is a broad category of law and includes family issues related to child custody, child support, divorce, uncontested divorce and adoption. Christine Cook has years of experience in family law, is a strong advocate and is committed to representing your best interests and the family’s best interests.

Child Custody and Child Support

Issues surrounding children, such as child custody and child support, are sometimes the most contentious elements in divorce. There are many types of child custody, including sole, joint, physical and legal. Attorney Christine Cook can let you know the pros and cons of each and help you select the best type based on your individual circumstances. When parents cannot agree on child custody and child support issues, these issues can often be settled with arbitration or mediation. As a matter of fact, the court may require these types of non-adversarial strategies. A neutral third party or panel listens to both sides and helps couples reach an agreed resolution. Attorney Christine Cook can act as your legal advisor during these processes and help you prepare for the series of meetings. However, in the case of alleged abuse, it may be necessary to go to court.

Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Adoption

In the case of a divorce, attorney Christine Cook works closely with clients to take account of assets, debts and pensions. For the most part, equitable distribution prevails, so you can expect things of value to be split in half. If parties cannot agree among themselves or with mediation, the only other alternative may be to go to court. Attorney Christine Cook is a powerful litigator and will ensure that all the needed documents and witnesses are in place. Uncontested divorce is simple and inexpensive, but it may not be right for everyone. Attorney Christine Cook will evaluate your individual circumstances and advise you on which is the best option.

As an adoption attorney, Christine Cook helps clients with all of the legal aspects of adopting a child, including relinquishing rights of the biological parents. Adoption can be a complex process, and it’s important to use an experienced attorney like Christine Cook. She’s well versed in adoption law, prepares and reviews all the paperwork and provides in-person representation in court. She ensures that everything is done within the laws in the jurisdiction.