Godson Legal Group P.C. practices primarily in the areas of Divorce and Family Law, Litigation, including Family Law Litigation, International Family Law, Hague Convention matters, Mediation, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders preparation, Trusts and Estates, Taxes and Real Estate closings.
Even when a divorce is uncontested, there are a myriad of tasks required to handle all of the legal matters. These include drafting documents and agreements, and filing documents with the courts. At Godson Legal Group, we ensure that you get solid advice, sound strategic planning and proper representation, and we are prepared to take on whatever is needed for any divorce scenario.
Child Support is money one parent pays to a parent or guardian to support their children when their children live with someone else that is responsible for them. The money is to help pay for your children’s needs including housing, health insurance, medical costs (including birth-related costs), child care costs, education costs, and food and clothing. At Godson Legal Group, we are knowledgeable about the latest child support guidelines and can help you establish child support during a divorce action or file for a modification of child support even years after a divorce. Contact us to understand your and your children’s rights for support.
Alimony or spousal support is payment that a court may order one person in a couple to make to the other person when that couple separates or divorces. At Godson Legal Group we will help determine if you are entitled to receive alimony and will work with you to develop a plan to bring that to fruition. If you are the payer, we are adept at assessing the correct amount that is entitled to be received.
There are cases in which the legal father of a child must be determined. If the parents are not married to each other when the child is born, then paternity must be established before the father’s name will be placed on the birth certificate. At Godson Legal Group we are sensitive to the delicate issues that can surround the establishment of paternity and strive to bring about a proper resolution to mitigate the emotional impact to all concerned.
International Custody Disputes: Hague Convention
Hague Convention is designed to bring about the prompt return of children who have been abducted from their country of residence or have been wrongfully retained in a country where they are not a resident. Godson Legal Group understands there is nothing more vital than the protection and return of a child in such a situation. We will utilize our relationships both in and out of country as we work through the necessary channels and with authorities in order to secure the safe and prompt return of your child.
Godson Legal Group can provide legal counsel and/or stand in on behalf of a taxpayer during an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or state income tax audit. We are adept at helping taxpayers resolve many tax representation issues including but not limited to business taxes, IRS tax penalty abatement, settling back taxes, and stopping wage garnishments.
Tax Preparation can be daunting and complex at times. At Godson Legal Group we can prepare or assist in preparing simple to complex tax returns for both individuals or businesses. We can navigate federal, state and local codes in order to see that clients receive the maximum benefit permitted under the law including uncovering potential deductions, credits, and advising on potential tax liabilities in order to ensure clients do not pay unnecessary taxes.
Real Estate Closings
Real Estate Closings encompass the necessary actions taken to ultimately transfer ownership of a property to the buyer. Godson Legal Group will work with our client regarding real estate purchase agreements, title checks and insurance, real estate liens, document preparation, Title V certificate, and recording of deed. We can work with banks and mortgage brokers to resolve roadblocks and issues. During close we will deal with the payments of realtor commissions, real estate taxes and utilities, recording fees, transfer taxes, and escrow account funding and whatever else necessary to bring about a proper closing for our client.
Godson Legal Group can help parents who either are seeking to relocate with a child, or parents objecting to the other parent relocating. Interstate child removal issues are especially challenging because there is no standard for a court to determine whether a move is in the best interest of children. We are experienced in arguing both for and against removal, and in trying to help both parents come to an agreement without battling in court.
When one parent absconds with a child it can be heartbreaking for the other parent, but fortunately, the law provides methods to help the parent bring the children back. Godson Legal group has the experience and knowledge to work through these delicate matters to bring about a successful resolution with the least impact on the children.
Mediation can be an excellent option when both parties can engage in an open discussion with a neutral mediator. The mediator helps the parties navigate through the necessary issues in order to successfully reach a resolution. We approach mediation in a neutral manner with a goal of creating an agreement that is overall balanced, fair, and reasonable under the circumstances.
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