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By: Anna M.
Child, Martha C.
Martha Child has been my attorney for 15 years. During that time, I have recommended her to family, friends, and co-workers. Not one person has ever complained of Ms. Child's legal representation of them. I have always been pleased with Ms. Child's handling of my legal matters. Recently, she assisted me with the probate of my Mother's will. Ms. Child is painfully honest, dependable, her prices reasonable, and she explains your options completely. I LOVE not having to search for a place to park downtown every time I meet with her. Her assistant is pleasant, helpful, and conscientious. I know of no other attorney I would use or recommend to anyone I care about.On the flip side...If you are looking for someone to be dishonest, lie, manipulate facts, and sugarcoat things in order to please you--Ms. Child is definitely NOT the attorney for you!
By: K M.
Massey & Bhela, PLLC
I was at the end of my rope in the spring of 2011 and after having gone through all options, I had to do the most difficult thing. I had to file bankruptcy. Having had no experience with this sort of process, I was at a loss as to whom to turn to. I actually just picked a law office in my area out of the phone book and boy am I glad I did. I ended up speaking to Jessica Massey and I believe she literally saved my sanity. She was very informative on the process and was by my side every step of the way. She has fought for me and continues to be there for my questions and help. I believe that if anyone finds themself in need of a lawyer, they could find no one better than Jessica Massey of Massey and Bhela, PLLC
By: Joe G.
Child, Martha C.
I highly recommend Martha Child. She was the only one who really listened to my situation with my daughter and the problems I was having with the court order for my weekend and holiday times I was to have my child. I went back and forth to court on several occasions, had many, many, sleepless nights worrying about my daughter and the problem I was having to see her and even talk to her. Ms. Child was the only one I feel really took my situation as serious as I did. As a result of Ms. Child's work, the way she presented everything to the court, and all, I was able to see my daughter and was also granted custody of her. Thank you Ms. Child.
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By: Catherine A.
Everyone should have a will! They're not cheap, but they do a good job. Very professional. Took a while for them to produce the documents, but that seems to be pretty standard.
By: Anne B.
Massey & Bhela, PLLC
She has been a lifesaver for my husband and our six children. She walked us through the whole process and helped us to keep our car and house. Two thumbs up ����
Tips & Advices
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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