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Mount Vernon Divorce and Family Law

Family law is a legal field that handles most domestic disputes, and the family law attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices are the best in Mount Vernon. Our experienced attorneys do their best to settle your family law issues as cordial as possible but are willing to fight for your case if need be. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a family lawyer in Mount Vernon.
The Divorce and Family Law Attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices know how to handle your case and are here to help you achieve the results you need. Our lawyers are well-versed in divorce and family law issues, and we bring considerable knowledge and experience in both tax law and bankruptcy law, which enables us to administer effective legal counsel in all family law cases.
The types of cases we help our clients include:
  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Child Custody (Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities)
  • Shared Parenting
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Legal Separation
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianships
  • Contempt Actions
  • Modification of Orders
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Divorce and dissolution cases are difficult for everyone, particularly those involving children and significant assets. The divorce attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices are ready to meet with you to discuss the details of your divorce or dissolution. During the consultation, we discuss assets, children, details of the marriage, and anything else that might be important to include in your case. Our legal team strives to settle these disputes cordially but won’t back down or be intimidated by the opposing legal counsel.


The child custody lawyers at Sheppard Law Offices are here to help you achieve your goals when it comes to issues affecting you child, such as physical custody, decision making authority, health insurance, school placement issues, and child support. Our legal team knows how tough this can be on your children. We will do everything we can to make sure the best interests of your children are communicated to the court. In these situations, an experienced probate lawyer can offer seasoned and astute legal counsel tempered with a perspective of calm impartiality. Compassionate and impartial mediation from an experienced probate lawyer can help diffuse tensions and pave the way for a more peaceable outcome.
Spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, is in place to support one spouse who may need time and/or support into the future in order to sustain his or her well-being. Spousal support can be both temporary and permanent. The family law court determines whether spousal support is appropriate and if it is appropriate, the court also determines amount and duration. Understanding the rules of spousal support can be priceless in a divorce or dissolution case.
Temporary spousal support is in place to ensure both parties have the financial support they need to get through the duration of the divorce. A divorce can linger up to 9 to 18 months. Once the divorce is final, the temporary support will cease. The final decree of divorce would then address the issue of spousal support. Spousal support can be modified by the court after the decree of divorce is issued in certain circumstances. As mentioned above, understanding these rules can be priceless in a divorce or dissolution case!
Sometimes it is best to prepare for the worst possible outcome to avoid difficult confrontation down the road. A prenuptial agreement is a division of assets that a couple agrees to before marriage. Prenups are common in those marriages that involve significant assets, step-children, and those married more than once. If you and your spouse decide to sign a prenuptial agreement, the family law attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices are here to help you.


The death of a loved one is an exceedingly difficult time, emotionally. Unfortunately, that personal hardship is often compounded by a barrage of practical day-to-day challenges — many of these with lasting legal implications. A Sheppard Law Offices probate lawyer can help, with clear financial guidance and compassionate mediation. And critically, when probate litigation is inevitable, we can help you achieve a fair resolution with strong and experienced legal representation. Contact Sheppard Law today for a free consultation.
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