Monticello, Maine Divorce Lawyers
9 Main Street
Lincoln, ME 04457
Western New England University School of Law
I am passionate about law practice and helping people in difficult situations, whether that means a hard-fought court-room battle or a smart negotiated settlement at a conference table. I welcome your...
With more than 10 years' experience trying cases, Attorney Van Horn has the knowledge and skill to provide you the most effective representation in court and at trial.
Attorney Van Horn represents clients throughout Maine. He most frequently appears before the courts and judges in Hancock, Washington, Penobscot and Waldo Counties in the towns of Ellsworth, Bangor, Belfast, Machias and Calais.
Our Ellsworth office is conveniently located to Bar Harbor and Attorney Van Horn regularly assist clients with legal problems originating on Mount Desert Island and in Acadia National Park.
Formidable but compassionate; tenacious but fun-loving, Sarah Irving Gilbert has proven herself a force to be reckoned with in courtrooms across midcoast Maine (and across the State). Raised in Machias and fiercely loyal to her Downeast heritage, Sarah left her hometown to study at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, followed by the University of Maine School of Law, where she received scholarships, graduated magna cum laude, and as a professor’s assistant, taught substantive classes in...
While in law school, Stephen served as a student attorney at the York County District Attorney's Office, negotiating at dispositional conferences, conducting case screenings, and representing the State in suppression hearings and various other criminal proceedings. Additionally, during law school, Stephen was a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, where...
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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