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Full Representation or Limited Representation:
You have the option of hiring me to give you advice and counsel about a specific issue or circumstance, or, you can hire me for full representation in a family matter court action out of York or Cumberland counties. Limited Representations focus on specific issues, such as: Should I try to modify my visitation? How much could child support be? Whereas Full Representation means you want me to take actions...
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.
Liz received her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law and passed the Maine Bar in 1990. Since then, she has worked as an Assistant District Attorney, a business litigator, an Assistant Attorney General, and since 2002, as a family law attorney, guardian ad litem (GAL) and mediator.
Over the years, Liz has seen many families struggle...
Whether you are charged with a crime, going through a family problem, or planning for the future, Dylan Boyd can help. He has defended clients against violations of their constitutional rights, wrongful criminal charges, and unjust punishments. He has counseled and advocated for clients in divorces...
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...
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...
Maine Community Law Center is a non-profit law firm dedicated to increasing access to justice by providing low cost legal services to Mainers of modest means. The lawyers at MCLC practice law in a variety of fields. While they are recently admitted to the Maine bar, they have the support and guidance of many experienced Maine attorneys. Your case will benefit from professional care...
Catherine is a proud graduate of Bates College and University of Maine School of Law...
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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