Although settlement is usually the goal of most family law cases, every situation is different. Sometimes a party refuses to offer fair terms or is determined to litigate. Moreover, high conflict cases, narcissistic or controlling spouses, and “bulldog” tactics by opposing counsel are common. Fortunately, the attorneys at Alexandra Geczi PLLC | Family Law have experience dealing with these issues, going to trial when needed, and getting favorable results for our clients.
Our client, the husband, came to us for a marital agreement. He was in his second marriage and wanted to be sure his children from his prior marriage would be protected in the event of divorce. Although the relationship was stable for now, both spouses had been through divorce and knew how devastating the divorce process could be. Our client was also a busy executive, necessitating flexible communication. We worked with our client’s busy schedule to create a document quickly and without drama.
Our client, the husband, came to us after trying to work out a settlement with his Wife without the aid of an attorney. His Wife had hired an attorney early on and had the benefit of her attorney’s advice and counsel. The husband soon realized that he had hit a roadblock in the settlement efforts when his Wife and her attorney became entrenched on an issue. We stepped in and cleared that roadblock by informing him of his rights and advocating for his position in a more clear and effective manner. We were able to hammer out the details in mediation, and both the client and his Wife were satisfied with the outcome. As a result, not only will their children will benefit from having preserved their parenting relationship, but their divided marital estate was greater as well.
Our client, the father, came to us when his ex-wife wanted to disrupt the custody arrangement that they had agreed to verbally the year before. Under the terms of the last order of the court, she was the child’s primary conservator and entitled to make many of the parental decisions. We were able to analyze the case and apply the right pressure to get to a settlement quickly so that our client became the primary conservator of the child.
Our client, the wife, came to us looking for help in a divorce involving a controlling and abusive husband. The husband hired a “bulldog” attorney that continued the harassment throughout the divorce process. We countered the obnoxious behavior with professional but firm advocacy for our client. We used our investigative resources and tenacity to find hidden assets and dig up “bad behavior” by the husband. At trial, we presented a strong case with a surprise attack, and our client ended up with a financial split and custody arrangement that she was very happy with.