Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Vince Sowerby can help. He has ample experience serving families in Glynn and surrounding counties. He provides legal services in all areas of family law, including:
In most cases, something went wrong that requires a lawyer. Uncontested adoptions, however, bring joy to a courtroom. Mr. Sowerby assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions, whether contested or uncontested. He handles the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Mr. Sowerby will prosecute or defend alimony claims. Alimony includes attorney’s fees and is barred by adultery, cruel treatment or other morally wrongful conduct.
Raising children in an appropriate, supportive and loving home is perhaps the most rewarding endeavor of a lifetime. Having litigated custody and visitation cases for over three decades, Mr. Sowerby is good at it and knows all the ins and outs, traps and pitfalls and how to keep the children from becoming pawns in their parents’ war. It’s all about what is in the children’s best interest.
Georgia now follows an “income shares model” for child support, meaning that a baseline amount for child support is determined based on the income of both parents. That amount is then adjusted according to the particular circumstances of each case to account for things like health insurance premiums, day care costs, piano lessons, soccer camp, extraordinary medical needs and so on. First thing, of course, is to verify and prove the income. Some folks try to hide it.
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, Mr. Sowerby can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Divorce is usually an emotional roller coaster. Mr. Sowerby will keep you firmly strapped in your seat and help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Most courts now require parties to mediate, which is where each side pays half the fee for a third party, usually a lawyer, to listen to both sides and try to persuade them, or at least to give them an opportunity to make a good faith effort, to reach a voluntary, compromise settlement short of trial.
Sometimes it is prudent to expect the unexpected and get a premarital agreement that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
Call Vincent D. Sowerby at 912-280-0330 or contact us online to see if he can help with your family law matter. If he can help, he’ll tell you how much it will cost to hire him and give you estimate of what the whole thing may cost.