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Family Law

Arnold Law Firm, LLC is well equipped to handle any family law matters that you may face.  The break up of a marriage, seeking child custody/visitation, and/or seeking financial support for you and your child, are emotional endeavors. You need someone who will be honest with you about the process and your chances of success. You also need someone who will fight for you and not rest until everything that can be done on your behalf is done.

Brian has represented husbands, wives, fathers and mothers in a variety of legal matters, including the following areas:

  • Divorce--divorce is granted in this state only upon one or more of the following grounds:

                 (1) Adultery;

                 (2) Desertion for a period of one year;

                 (3) Physical cruelty;

                 (4) Habitual drunkenness; or

                 (5) when the husband and wife have lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of one year.

  • Child Custody—When faced with the issue of child custody and visitation, courts will award custody to one parent or the other based upon its analysis of the child's best interests.  The court should consider the actions, character, and fitness of each parent and how each will affect the child(ren). However, even if the court makes a decision, if there is a substantial change in circumstances materially affecting the child)ren), custody can be changed.

  • Child Support—child support is governed by statute. 

  • Property Division--Upon a divorce, property acquired during the marriage should be divided in a way that fairly reflects each spouse's contribution to its acquisition and in a way that manner fairly reflects each spouse's contribution to the marriage.

  • Separation Agreements—Separation agreements are a way the parties can resolve all, or many, of the issues involved in marital litigation. This allows them to not only save money in attorney fees, but it allows them to avoid the pain, and sometimes embarrassment of the litigation where deeply personal and private matters will be discussed. The parties then usually request the court to make the agreement a court order. Once this is done, the issues agreed upon are final, except issues involving the best interest of the children.    


If you have any questions regarding your rights regarding a family law issue, please contact our office for a confidential consultation. After speaking to Brian, you will know your rights and legal options.

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