Fayetteville Family Attorneys Guide You Through Difficult Times
Northwest Arkansas firm represents clients in divorces and other matters
Family law matters are often complex and emotional, but regardless of the particular challenges you face, it’s critical to remember that the decisions you make could have a significant effect on you and your children. Located in Fayetteville, Gramling Estes Law Firm has helped to steer Arkansans through tough times since 1945. We respect our clients’ values and offer personalized advice to them in divorces, custody disputes, child support matters and other proceedings. We handle each case with the utmost integrity and sensitivity and use our knowledge of the state’s family court system to provide efficient, aggressive representation.
Proven lawyers press for favorable alimony, custody and child support terms
Throughout northwest Arkansas, our firm handles a full range of family law matters, including situations associated with:
- Divorce — No matter how bitter or complicated your divorce might be, we’ll provide thorough, compassionate legal support and focus on achieving favorable terms relating to property division, parenting issues and alimony.
- Alimony — For divorcing couples where one spouse earns all or most of the household income, alimony can be a major concern. Representing both paying and recipient clients, we evaluate the relevant factors and offer knowledgeable counsel on the spousal support that a court might award if your case goes to trial. From there, we press for a resolution that helps you maintain your financial stability as you start the next phase of your life.
- Child custody and visitation — When parents divorce, developing appropriate child custody and visitation arrangements is of the highest importance. Our seasoned attorneys work diligently to secure a solution that is truly in your child’s best interests. This includes providing effective advocacy when a parent seeks a post-order modification to move out of state or make another significant change.
- Child support — Regardless of who has primary physical custody, both parents are legally responsible for the financial needs of their children. Child support law in Arkansas has recently changed with the Revision of Arkansas Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 10. Under the new Arkansas law, the child support guidelines are now based on the Shared Income Model Developed by the Child Support Guidelines Project of the National Center for State Courts. This Model calculates child support with a formula that uses both parents' gross income to establish the amount that must be paid and assigns each parent their proportionate share as though they were still living together, sharing financial resources. Many families find that a fair outcome requires additional expenses to be accounted for in the child support rate. We assist parents in negotiations and litigation concerning initial orders as well as modification and enforcement actions that might be required later.
Drawing on more than 58 years of combined family law experience, we are able to outline the potential long-term consequences of specific choices. We combine this real-world experience with a steadfast commitment to keeping abreast of the latest legal developments, negotiation techniques and litigation strategies in order to help our clients achieve the results they desire.
Contact a dedicated Arkansas family law attorney to set up a free consultation
Gramling Estes Law Firm represents Arkansas clients in divorce proceedings and other family law matters. For a free consultation regarding your issue, please call 479-480-4250 or contact us online . We are located in Fayetteville