Probate & Family Law

Are you dealing with a difficult estate or family situation? We can help. We use a common sense and cost-effective approach to each case. We recognize that in some situations, mediation or other forms of negotiated resolution are frequently in our clients’ best interests, and we are experienced in preparing for and participating in that process.

Should the need arise however, our experienced attorneys can also aggressively advocate your position in court.

Our probate and family law practice includes:

  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Alimony
  • Paternity Actions
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Contempt/Enforcement Actions
  • Modification Actions
  • Prenuptial/Antenuptial Agreements
  • Estate Plans (trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills)
  • Will Contests
  • Estate Administration

Future planning for yourself and your family is extremely important to your security and for navigating what can otherwise be a costly and taxing probate process. From a simple will and durable power of attorney to a more complex estate involving trusts, life estates, or other instruments, you need an attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable in the law and has an eye for detail.

Amabile & Burkly, P.C. has for many years developed personalized estate plans to protect our clients’ assets and minimize estate taxes. No matter what stage of life you are in, it is never too early or too late to plan for the future. Call Amabile & Burkly, P.C. to set up a free, confidential consultation and learn how we can protect you now and in the future for you and your family.

Whether you have children and significant assets, or no children and few assets, the process of divorce is difficult and often overwhelming. There are many issues involved in divorce that could affect your rights, including property and asset division, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony. Managing the legal process and ramifications of a divorce so that you can focus on moving on with your life is what our family law attorneys work to accomplish. We are experienced in resolving divorces whether it be through negotiation, mediation or litigation and we do so with our clients’ interests and rights protected.

If you are contemplating divorce or have already started the process, we can ensure you that your case will be handled with expertise and diligence at Amabile & Burkly, P.C. Call us for a free, confidential consultation.

Although prenuptial agreements have a negative connotation, they are an important and useful tool for future planning. Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into before or during marriage which determine how assets and other issues will be handled if a divorce occurs.

A well-drafted prenuptial agreement can protect your assets, avoid litigation costs and predetermine custody, child support and alimony, which means less of your time and resources will be spent in the event of a divorce. They are commonly used when one or both partners were previously married, have children from a prior relationship or where there is a large discrepancy in wealth between the partners.

If you are interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement or have been presented with one by your partner, the attorneys at Amabile & Burkly, P.C. will ensure that the agreement is reasonable and adequately protects your assets and rights.