Family Law

Family law encompasses a broad range of legal issues, including prenuptials, divorce, child custody, child visitation, domestic violence, paternity actions, adoptions and more. Often, the issues surrounding family law are emotionally charged. It’s just the nature of close relationships. The Law Office of Forest D. Cook has practiced family law for many years and works closely with clients to help smooth the legal process. Attorney Forest D. Cook uses his in-depth knowledge, experience and legal skills to help deliver effective, practical solutions that are in the best interests of his clients and the family.

Divorce and Surrounding Issues: Attorney Forest D. Cook

Today, many issues surrounding divorce are managed outside the courtroom. Mediation and collaborative law are just two of alternative resolution methods. Mediation involves a series of meetings led by a neutral third party who helps couples identify and resolve issues, such as asset distribution, parenting plans and child visitation. In the mediation process, attorney Forest D. Cook works as a coach and counsel for clients. He helps prepare them for the meetings and carefully reviews any proposed agreement before you sign on the dotted line. In collaborative divorce, attorney Forest D. Cook works with his clients’ partner’s attorney to solve divorce issues. Both mediation and collaborative divorce are non-adversarial strategies that are less costly and time consuming than going to court. However, if an agreement cannot be achieved, he’s prepared to aggressively litigate the matter in court.

Domestic Violence, Paternity Actions and Adoptions: The Law Office of Forest D. Cook

Domestic violence can be physical, emotional or financial. Even the pulling of hair is considered domestic abuse. It is important to take action before things escalate if you or a loved one is being abused by another in a close relationship. Turn to attorney Forest D. Cook for help. He will advise you of your protective order options and help you choose the appropriate one.

It’s not uncommon for unwed fathers or unwed mothers to file a paternity action to determine the biological father of a child. If paternity is confirmed, the child and father are entitled to regular rights under the law. Attorney Forest D. Cook has assisted many in the filing of a paternity action. Plus, he is experienced with both private and public adoptions.

If you’re facing a family-related matter, turn to the Law Office of Forest D. Cook. He’s experienced, compassionate and effective.