Whether through a mediated settlement or court order, Vervaecke Law & Mediation is committed to seeking a fair, equitable and dignified resolution to your divorce or family law conflict. Our experience enables us to bring open communication and a sense of control to clients frustrated by the often emotional and chaotic environment of divorce.

Vervaecke Law & Mediation seeks to obtain a fair and just resolution to contentious issues in divorce in a straightforward and direct manner. We encourage our clients to look to the future and to plan for life after divorce. We have a vast network of independent experts — child specialists, parenting consultants, financial advisors, real estate appraisers, and other family law lawyers close at hand to aid you every step of the way.

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Adopting a child is one of the most gratifying experiences a person can have. At Vervaecke Law & Mediation we are passionate about aiding birth parents in placing their child in a loving home, or helping adoptive parents complete their family through adoption.
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At Vervaecke Law & Mediation we understand that going through a divorce is stressful and causes significant anxiety. We strive to help our clients work through divorce proceedings as seamlessly as possible.
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Domestic Abuse Charges
Everyone experiences arguments and fights in the home at one time or another, but no one should have to face criminal charges for a disagreement between themselves and another member in their home. Unfortunately, people sometimes allege domestic violence or abuse to "get the upper hand" in custody or divorce actions. If you have been served with a protection order, or are otherwise facing accusations of domestic violence, it is important to immediately hire an experienced attorney and file a request for hearing. In the meantime, follow the terms of the protection order!
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Modification of Court Orders
In a modification of an existing custody or parenting time order, the party seeking the modification has the burden of proving that a material change in circumstances has occurred since the entry of the last order or decree. If a material change is shown, the court will evaluate the individual facts and circumstances of the case and determine if modification is in the best interests of the child(ren).
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Mediation is a problem solving process in which an impartial third party acts to encourage and enable the resolution to a dispute. It is an informal and non-adversarial process intended to help parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement where all parties win. The goal is satisfaction for both sides, and helping both parties avoid a lengthy and costly court proceeding.
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Domestic Abuse Victims
Abusive behavior, while common, is never acceptable. Victims in abusive situations are often too timid to report the circumstances of abuse. At Vervaecke Law & Mediation we want to empower victims of Domestic abuse to seek help and escape the influence of abuse through legal intervention.
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Paternity Disputes
The question of paternity arises whenever a child is born to unmarried parents. Questions of paternity can be difficult to resolve, and interested parties are often unaware of their rights and responsibilities in paternity actions. If you are involved in a paternity dispute, we can help you protect your interests and your children.