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12/13/2015
By: Jamesa S.
Law Office of Catherine T. Mekis, PLLC
Catherine Mekis is very loyal to what she does best, respectfuly representing her clients that are in need of her legal support. I have worked with Catherine for a few months now and it has been, not only, my 1st experience with an attorney, but a GREAT one as well. She is ALWAYS there when I need her the most, even if it's just to reassure me that EVERYTHING will be okay. We have not had our grand finale on either of my cases, but with Catherine on my side, I have no worries! When you have LOYALTY, RESPECT, EMPATHY, HONOR,COURAGE, & KNOWLEDGE behind you...How Could You Worry? Did I mention how affordable she is? Well, I'm a single mother of 2 that is currently fighting 2 different child support cases and can still retain a GREAT attorney!!!
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03/08/2017
By: Shelley L.
Law Office of Catherine T. Mekis, PLLC
If you find yourself reading reviews for an Attorney. Let me assure you that you have found the right one. I do not write reviews, so I will just speak the truth. I was in a very abusive marriage and felt stuck with my three children. Attorney Meiks was the direction of freedom. She is not only an amazing representative of law in our legal system. She is tough and not intimidated. She will find strength in you to fight when you forgot it existed. She will see it through and beyond if needed. If you are looking for an Attorney to represent YOU. Call Attorney Catherine Meiks. Shelley M.
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Each state has different mandates on how child support is determined. But there are some basic factors that underline how costs are determined in each state, including:
  • Income level of parent that needs to pay support (in the case of joint custody, the costs are determined by income of each party and the percentage of time the child spends with each parent)
  • Financial needs of child
  • Child’s standard of living before the divorce occurred
This is a divorce in which one party does not have to prove that the other’s actions lead to a deterioration of the marriage. The reason for divorce is listed as "irreconcilable differences" or an "irreparable breakdown of the marriage,” meaning the marriage was no longer working and could not be repaired.
Family law attorneys are helpful in cases where the two parties are not on amicable terms. The lawyers can act as intermediaries between the two parties and help them come to any settlement agreements, however long that may take. Lawyers can also help parties navigate tricky state laws regarding settlement agreements and child custody, thus expediting the process.
A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree on either the necessity of the divorce as a whole, or how assets (money, property, etc.) and child custody should be split between them in the divorce. An uncontested divorce is when the parties are in agreement on how assets and child custody will be split between them. These divorces can sometimes be handled without hiring a lawyer.
It is possible for a couple to get a divorce without hiring a family law attorney. If the two parties are in agreement on how finances, child custody, properties, etc., will be split, then they can file the necessary court documents themselves and avoid the services of a lawyer.

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