Family law cases are those that involve divorce, legal separation, child custody, parenting and visitation, annulments, spousal support, child support, property division, legal separation, parental relocation, third-party custody, de facto parentage as well as, pre-marital, post-marital and cohabitation agreements. At Hatch Law we handle all family law matters, either through direct representation of clients through litigation or as neutral third parties engaging in the alternative dispute resolution methods described above.
Divorce mediation is a way to resolve divorce or family law related disputes that gives both parties control over the outcome. In mediation, the only people making decisions are the parties. If both parties act in good-faith, mediation can be a very cost-effective, less time-consuming manner of resolving disagreements. The mediators at Hatch law are highly knowledgeable regarding the nuances and complexities of family law, and help parties come to a joint resolution. Our skilled, compassionate, and highly trained divorce mediators are impartial facilitators. Our goal is to help you and your spouse work through even the most complex divorce-related issues to create mutually satisfying agreement.
Being charged with a criminal offense is often one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Hatch Law Office can handle select misdemeanor criminal cases such as DUI, hit and run, domestic violence offenses, and other misdemeanor charges. We are adept at handling co-occurring criminal and family matters such as disputes with CPS, domestic violence, sexual assault, and alcohol related offenses.
Arbitration is quasi-trial like process in which a third party, the arbitrator, ultimately decides the dispute. Arbitration is trial-like in that both parties put on their case before the arbitrator. Generally, parties who engage in arbitration are represented by attorneys, to help navigate the introduction of evidence and testimony. An arbitration is unlike a trial in that, in arbitration, parties do not go to court but engage in this process in an attorney’s office. The rules of evidence can be more relaxed, and the process is not as formal.