Family Law

Carmichael & Rickerson provides legal representation to those individuals involved in a dissolution of marriage, a separation, paternity cases, custody  agreements, child support issues, and adoptions.

Each family case includes difficult decisions. Divorce is a stressful time in your life, no matter the situation. Whether you have been served or are thinking about serving the opposing party, we can guide you through the process and be with you each step of the way. We can help answer your questions and help develop a gameplan to address all of your concerns.

If you have already been through a divorce and your circumstances have changed, we may be able to help you modify your existing divorce order. Changes occur in everyone’s lives on almost a daily basis. The world’s exposure to Covid-19 has caused many to be unable to comply with court ordered obligations. Illnesses, health, employment, and housing can all affect your ability to manage your life. Covid-19 has caused businesses to fail, leaving many with unemployment, and an increasing financial instability to pay for housing, utilities, food, and health care.

If you are involved in child support litigation, whether you are the paying parent or the custodial parent, such a substantial and unanticipated change may call for a modification of the child support order. In addition, paternity disputes do arise from time to time. In order to resolve questions about paternity, a DNA test can be ordered. A court-ordered paternity test will hold a delinquent paying father accountable, or it can be used to prove that a father is who he says he is, and to make him eligible for parenting rights.

Family law cases are often highly litigated, volatile, and aggravating. We do our best to make sure that the frustration of going through a divorce or child custody battle is cut to a minimum. No one enters a marriage while planning for a divorce. The most difficult part of a divorce is when children are involved. Who will the children live with and where they will go to school are very important issues.  It is vital to your case to speak to an attorney as quickly as possible. Retaining an attorney early in the process allows more time to develop an approach which will result in the best possible outcome. Remember – it is more important to be proactive, than reactive! No matter what type of family law case you may be involved in, the attorneys at Carmichael & Rickerson are here to help. Give us a call at 386-269-0440. We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.