FAMILY LAW

 
Our highly experienced team of attorneys and paralegals provide strong, supportive advocacy in all aspects of family law matters including parenting, decision-making, support, and property division.

Family law matters always involve emotional, personal, and financial challenges.  The attorneys of Cooper Cargill Chant understand that a divorce or parenting dispute can be one of the most difficult and stressful events in a person’s life.  Our highly experienced team of attorneys and paralegals provide strong, supportive advocacy in all aspects of family law matters including parenting, decision-making, support, and property division.

As your attorneys, it is our duty to advise you of the best approach for your case and strenuously advocate for your position.  We will inform you of your rights and obligations and assist you in arriving at a fair resolution of your domestic matters.  If you would like an out-of-court settlement of your case, we will assist you in settlement negotiations, advise you of all settlement offers, advise you as to whether such offers are fair and reasonable, and whether a Court would likely make similar ruling.

We can represent you in mediation or act as a mediator.  If a settlement cannot be reached, we will be prepared to effectively and aggressively litigate your case.  Regardless of your preferred approach, we will take the time to make certain you have a full understanding of all the issues enabling you to make informed decisions.  Our lawyers can help you with all your legal needs.

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CAPABILITIES

  • Divorces and post-divorce modifications

  • Negotiation of workable, lasting co-parenting arrangements

  • Complex parenting, decision-making, and visitation issues

  • Instate, interstate and international child custody, visitation, support and related disputes

  • Child support, alimony and other support issues

  • Child support and visitation issues for military families

  • Guardianship

  • Division of business interests and family-owned businesses

  • Bank account, securities, and investment account division

  • Division of pensions, 401(k) accounts, retirement and investment accounts and other tax deferred assets

  • Real estate division

  • Obtaining, enforcing or defending restraining orders

  • Providing referrals to support services

  • Personal and financial guardianships

  • Assisting with the legal needs of adult disabled children

  • Adoption and surrogacy

  • Understanding and planning for tax issues created by divorce

  • Modification of orders

  • Negotiation, mediation and arbitration

  • Prenuptial agreements

  • Mediation

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REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • Representation of wife in high asset property division and child support and alimony matter, including division of complex equity holdings, trust property and high value real estate holdings through to divorce.

  • Preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for small business owners.

  • Litigation of divorce representing professionals or their spouses, including valuation and financing of division of professional practice and determination of income from professional practice.

  • Litigation of highly disputed child custody matters including matters with claims of child abuse and neglect.

  • Litigation of multi-state family law matters, including multi-state custody, property division and support claims.

 

YOUR FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS & STAFF

Leslie M. Leonard

Leslie’s practice focuses on family law, wills, trusts & estate planning, real estate & title services, employment law, and social security disability.

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Bonnie Kimnach

As a paralegal, with 40 years of legal experience. She acquired a deeper understanding of a “hands on” approach to the practice of law while servicing a rural community.

Certified Paralegal