Family Law

Family law is a practice area that encompasses the legal issues that face families. At the Law Firm of William S. Schneider, it is our responsibility to assist an individual and their family members through one of the most stressful experiences in life. Whether your case is settled through negotiation or litigation, you can expect that William S. Schneider will handle your case fairly and compassionately.

Child Custody & Visitation

No one will ever be more important to you than your own children. Knowing that their needs are always being met is your top priority. The courts want to act in the best interests of your children, but they make decisions based on many factors. Hopefully, you and your former partner can reach an agreement. If not, the judge in your case will make decisions of support and custody based on the evidence you can offer. Centennial Family Law Attorney William S. Schneider has decades of experience helping parents in cases where parental rights and responsibilities will be allocated.

Child Support

When parents divorce, separate or live apart, one parent may be required to make child support payments to the other. If you need to collect child support from your child's other parent, or if you are being asked to pay child support, it's wise to obtain counsel from a qualified child support attorney in order to ensure that your interests are accurately represented.

Division of Property

Division of Property can become a heated argument when a couple divorces, but there are good ways to solve this problem at the Law Office of William S. Schneider LLC, Centennial, CO. William has a solid background in psychology, law and relationship building. He has helped hundreds of couples come to fair agreements over division of property when they are divorcing or separating. This can be a very contentious problem to resolve, but Colorado is an “equitable distribution” state, meaning that fairness prevails in the final decisions over property and assets.

Divorce & Separation

The end of a marriage is sad and stressful even when you're ready and you know it's the right thing to do. Emotions can run high as you move from one stage of your life to another. Centennial Divorce Attorney William S. Schneider will stand by your side and help you get what is fair. Assets will need to be allocated, and the judge may order alimony or spousal support for one of you. There are legal rules which attempt to make this process equitable, but it is better to have an advocate representing your interests.

Maintenance & Alimony

When a couple is divorced or legally separated, one spouse usually is ordered by the Colorado courts to pay the other maintenance money or alimony, for a period of time. The amount and time period is calculated according to a statutory formula. If you are looking at payment of maintenance or alimony, it is wise to contact the Law Office of William S. Schneider LLC, Centennial, CO, to discuss this important and legally binding order process.

Other Family Law Issues

Attorney William S. Schneider can also help when there is a need for domestic violence protection orders, and safety is the biggest concern. He also assists with paternity questions, civil name change, and adoptions, usually in cases where a step-parent is adopting a child in the marriage. Family law issues often overlap, and Centennial Family Law Attorney William S. Schneider builds relationships with his clients so he is familiar with their cases and can assist with ongoing problems or post-judgment work.

The Law Office of William S. Schneider LLC proudly serves Centennial, CO and surrounding areas, including Douglas County and Arapahoe County. If you or a loved one is facing a family law issue, please feel free to call or contact Centennial Family Law Attorney William S. Schneider today for an initial consultation.