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Experience and Ethics make a difference, the outcome of your dissolution of marriage is not uniform.  There is no standard divorce.  Every marriage is different.  Every divorce is also different.  How your case is handled will directly influence (good or bad) the outcome of your divorce.  This includes:

  • Trust.  Hire a law firm not a lawyer.  Make sure there are no ethical violations or bar complaints against the firm.  Make sure you have someone you can trust because now is the time that you need it more than any. 
  • Experience.  Look for a local law firm that has been in business at least 20 years.  
  • Relationship.  Make sure you know who the attorney is that will actually be handling your case and guiding you through the entire case.  You want to avoid hiring one attorney and being passed along to other associates at the firm.
  • Knowledge.  Make sure the attorney assisgned to your case limits his or her practice to family law and has trial experience.  
  • Consultation.  Schedule an iniital consultation to meet with an attorney face to face and decide if you are comfortable with this person and have faith in them to handle this very important matter the right way.


The final product in divorce comes in two varieties:

(1)   Marital Settlement Agreement negotiated at a mediation conference and then ratified by the Judge;  or

(2)   Final judgment decreed by the Court after a contested Trial.


Each divorce is looked at individually by the Court with special attention to the roles played during the marriage, the income of each spouse, the length of marriage, the duties of each spouse during the marriage, contribution to the household financially or as a homemaker, the standard of living established during the marriage, the earning potential of each spouse, whether or not there are children of the marriage and many other factors to determine an equitable solution.  The legal strategy and evidence presented on each of these issues plus many more is essential to obtaining a fair marital settlement agreement or a good result at trial.  

The attorney and law firm you select to guide you through this difficult time should focus their practice in Family Law and Divorce to assure your legal needs are addressed properly.  Divorce is a very serious legal matter with longterm consequences to your assets and your family.  Our firm can help you and your family get through this with professionals on your side.

We want to help you, and guide you through this journey. Though the road ahead may not be an easy one, we'll do everything we can to make sure you get the outcome you want and deserve. That's what we do best.  We will establish a clear set of goals and an action plan to accomplish those goals during your initial consultation.

We'll share our knowledge of the divorce process and the ways to make it easier for you. We'll cover tips and strategies to dealing with divorce, as well as some exercises to prepare you for what's ahead. It's time to get started.

Experience is Key in Divorce, Our law firm has been handling divorce matters for over than 30 years.  We have built a strong reputation throughout the community by providing excellent legal counsel and reasonable fees.

Initial Consultation, During your initial consultation, Mr. Layton will sit down with you and answer all of your legal questions.  Additionally, he will work with you to establish a clear set of goals based on the factors which you identify as most important in your divorce.  Finally, you will be provided with the estimated costs of divorce based on your goals and your facts.  No more sleepless nights worrying, hire an expereinced attorney to handle your divorce.

Take the Next Step, Call (561) 585-4631 to schedule your initial consultation and develop a plan to accomplish your goals and move forward.

As an experienced divorce attorney and partner at our firm, Chad M. Layton, Esq. understands the legal obstacles associated with divorce and has the tools to obtain the best long term solution for you and your family.  If you have any questions, you can E-mail Mr. Layton directly at: cmlayton@hwml-law.com



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