Divorce And Family Law

It can feel uncomfortable when family issues become legal issues, but divorce does not have to be ugly. With the help of a good lawyer, you can resolve your divorce or other family law issues in a way that protects your finances and, most importantly, the best interests of your children.

I have been a practicing attorney for decades, and I have helped many people through all kinds of issues in family law. With my firm, The Law Office of Jan Dewoody Scussel, in Batesville, Arkansas, I help people throughout Independence County and the surrounding area with a variety of issues in domestic relations and family law, including:

  • Uncontested divorce
  • Property division
  • Uncontested child custody
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship

No two cases are exactly the same, but I have seen the strategies that work and those that don't in a wide variety of situations, and I draw on my experience and knowledge to help clients resolve their issues effectively and efficiently.

I believe in being accessible to my clients. When I represent you, I keep in contact with you and inform you about any changes in your case.

Dividing Marital Property

Perhaps the most time-consuming and technically challenging aspect of a divorce is property division. Even the most amicable of divorcing couples must go through the long process of disclosing all their assets and then deciding how to divide them in a way that meets standards of fairness under state law.

A bank account may be easy enough to divide in half, but assets such as retirement accounts are much trickier. In addition, there is the question of whether a 50-50 split is fair. For instance, sometimes one spouse gave up a career in order to stay home with the children during the marriage, and will not be able to quickly return to earning a living.

Real estate is a big concern in many divorces, as the family home often represents the single largest asset for many married couples. My practice in real estate law gives me insight into ways to value and divide these important assets.

When I help clients through these issues, I ask them to concentrate on what is most important so that we can develop a plan and put it into place to get them closer to their goals.

Contact My Office

Even an uncontested, relatively friendly divorce takes time and a good deal of hard work. Get started by contacting my office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 870-663-4044 or contact me by email.