Family Law

Making Delaware Family Law Work for You

At Woloshin, Lynch & Associates, we strive to reach amicable resolutions that benefit our clients. However, our clients are our priority and not all family law matters can be resolved amicably. It takes two agreeable parties to settle amicably and often, in divorce and custody matters, people act unreasonably. In contentious matters, our firm approach is relatively aggressive to assure our client’s best interests are well served. That is often why litigants call us.

We are experienced trial attorneys who will fight for our clients’ best interests. That being said, there is no reason to start a legal war if a real solution can be found through negotiation. We are tough negotiators who can and will take a case to court if the other side refuses to deal fairly.

Family Law often involves extremely personal and complicated matters. We realize that and seek to make the transition as easy as possible.

If you need honest answers and straightforward legal guidance from a lawyer with extensive family law experience and a proven track-record of success in obtaining real solutions to family law challenges, please contact our offices in Wilmington or Middletown today.

From Divorce to Adoption: A Full Range of Family Law Services

Woloshin, Lynch & Associates is dedicated to helping clients resolve disputes and obtain important goals related to a broad range of family law matters:

  • Divorce, alimony and the division of marital property, assets and debt
  • Child custody, child support and visitation
  • Domestic abuse and protective orders (PFA or protection from abuse orders) Prenuptial agreements
  • Post-decree modifications of custody, visitation and support
  • Adoptions (private and agency)

When addressing any family law dispute, we are not looking for a mutually advantageous arrangement. Our concern is to defend the rights and advocate the interests of our client. We do not wait for the other side to firmly establish its position. We have the experience and thorough understanding of the law to act quickly to protect our client’s position.

Partition Actions: Dividing Property Between Domestic Partners

While partition actions maybe necessary in a variety of situations, most of the cases we see arise during the dissolution of a domestic partnership. We represent clients seeking to obtain their fair share in a mutually-owned property. We also provide experienced and proactive counsel in the drafting of domestic partnership agreements that define each party’s share in a property and that can help resolve any dispute that may arise in the future. If you’ve tried to find an amicable solution and you now need an attorney to fight for what is right, if you need the help of an advocate who understands the system, contact us today.

Experienced Delaware Divorce Lawyers

Under Delaware family law, divorce is simply a change in your marital status. As a ‘no fault’ state, it is often not necessary or even beneficial to enter into a battle over who is responsible for the break-up of a marriage. Our state also requires the parties in a divorce to enter into mediation in hopes of resolving any questions of custody and child support in an amicable manner.

Unfortunately, these matters are often contentious. In short, while getting a divorce in Delaware may be relatively easy, it can take the thoughtful representation of an experienced attorney to protect your rights and interests in the division of marital property and determination of spousal support.

The Division of Marital Property and Assets in Divorce

At the Wilmington and Middletown law offices of Woloshin, Lynch & Associates, you will find an attorney with extensive experience in these matters. We take an thoughtful approach in the negotiation and litigation of property division and alimony. We do not wait for the other side to firmly establish their position. We actively seek a resolution that is of maximum benefit to our clients.

Our experience can also be tremendously valuable to clients seeking a divorce involving a complex marital estate (one in which a party’s personal property has become commingled during the marriage). Experience enables us to evaluate complicated financial transactions and investment portfolios in order to arrive at a property settlement that is fair and just. We can also offer experienced representation in the resolution of disputes over property and assets in the dissolution of a domestic partnership. We have established a professional relationship with several accountants and appraisers to quickly and accurately assess property interests.

Since we are a multi-discipline practice, we have real estate, alimony, estate planning and criminal attorneys, all of whom can aid in the resolution of your divorce matter.

If you need the aggressive representation of an attorney with a proven record of success in obtaining fair property and alimony settlements in divorce, please contact us today. Both of our locations feature ample free parking for your convenience.

Children Are the Most Important Matter in Divorce

Many people think that matters of child custody, visitation and child support are relatively straightforward. While this may be true in some cases, it is unwise to rely upon the other side or the courts to protect your children’s safety and right to fair support. Your interests and your children’s future may best be served by consulting a lawyer with extensive experience in these matters.

Woloshin, Lynch & Associates can offer you sound legal guidance and dedicated representation from divorce and family law attorney with extensive experience in these matters. If you have questions regarding child custody, support and visitation, please contact us today to schedule an informative consultation.

When to Fight for Custody

While the Delaware Family Courts provide no set guidelines regarding the awarding of child custody in divorce, our system has recently adopted guidelines that favor a 50-50 arrangement regarding custody and visitation and is relatively even-handed when it comes to awarding custody to mothers and fathers. This 50/50 arrangement is not always best and it is up to you to decide what arrangement best suits your child(ren).

If you can live with this kind of arrangement and your soon-to-be former spouse is on board, there may be no reason to invest in an experienced and aggressive lawyer. If, on the other hand, you have serious concerns about the safety and welfare of your children and you feel it is in their best interests to fight for a more structured child custody arrangement, immediate action may be required.

At the law offices of Woloshin, Lynch & Associates, you will find an experienced attorney who will fight for a child custody and child support order that protects your children and best serves their interests. To learn more about how we can help you obtain your goals, please contact our offices in Wilmington or Middletown today.

Delaware Attorneys Fighting Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse

If you have been subjected to violence in the home, it is important to know that you have rights. You have a right to seek a protection from abuse order (PFA, also known as a restraining order). You have a right to hire an attorney who can bring the full force of civil law to bear for your protection and that of your children. Delaware law even allows protection from an individual with whom you have only established a “dating relationship”.

At the Delaware law firm of Woloshin, Lynch & Associates, we take domestic violence and abuse very seriously. We are prepared to take immediate action to protect our clients’ safety. Contact our offices in Wilmington or Middletown to discuss your case in a confidential initial consultation.

Handling All Aspects of Domestic Abuse Cases

Our lawyers serve the needs of men and women who have found themselves in untenable situations. Our clients need an aggressive advocate who will stand up for their rights and fight for their physical safety and emotional well-being. Our extensive experience in these matters enables us to act quickly to tackle these difficult issues and work efficiently to produce real results.

Many cases of domestic abuse may also involve criminal charges. As a multidisciplinary law firm, we can address the criminal aspect of a domestic abuse case. We know that false allegations of domestic abuse are unacceptable, and will aggressively defend the rights of men and women who are suffering because of an unfortunate misunderstanding or outright lie.

Whether you need a restraining order to protect yourself from domestic violence, or you need a dedicated attorney to fight an unfair allegation of domestic abuse, the capable attorneys of Woloshin, Lynch & Associates can help. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.