Family Law 2019-02-26T03:12:35+00:00

Family Law

The Law Offices of Gemma B. Dixon fights for your child’s custody. Whether you are concerned about legal custody, physical custody, or both, we are here to assist you. We know that you may be feeling stressed or upset about the situation you are facing but it is important to keep the best interest of your child at the forefront of the issue. While we are here to provide you with legal representation in all matters in and out of court, we recommend that you avoid putting your child through litigation.

When making a decision about child custody, the court often considers the following factors:
  • Current position and income of each parent.
  • Distance between the parents’ homes.
  • Age of the child or children.
  • Preference of the child or children.
  • Specific needs of the child or children.

Establishing a workable visitation schedule in the middle of a divorce or legal separation is often a contested issue — especially in contested divorces. If you are afraid that your spouse may try to take your child away or that you will not be granted the visitation schedule you are hoping for, an attorney may be able to assist you. Retaining the Law Offices of Gemma B. Dixon will avoid the challenges frequently arising with child custody battles.

The Law Offices of Gemma B. Dixon is the trusted legal counsel to whom you can turn to guide you through the arduous process of negotiating child support or visitation agreements. We offer experienced and trusted legal counsel for families.

Have you been arrested for domestic violence? Any type of legal charge is stressful but any type of alleged offense that involves your family or someone with whom you share a home can be especially troubling. Although domestic violence charges should carry significant evidence, there are other circumstances where an arrest can occur. For example, if a neighbor called the police because they heard a fight, law enforcement may be able to arrest you without your spouse accusing you.

We understand the severity of the situation you are facing. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could face jail time and other penalties. A restraining order could be put in place that would prevent you from going to your home, having in contact with your spouse or the individual involved, or seeing your children. The Law Offices of Gemma B. Dixon has more than 20 years of legal experience aggressively representing clients facing charges.

We fight to
avoid a conviction. Domestic violence can be committed against any of the following:
  • Your spouse
  • Your ex-spouse
  • Your partner
  • Your family member
  • Your roomate

What constitutes domestic violence? There are many different ways that domestic violence can occur, including physical violence, threats of violence, mental or emotional abuse, stalking, or excessive and unwanted communication. Domestic violence is taken very seriously in the eyes of the law and you will need a competent domestic violence lawyer to protect you.

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