Divorce and child custody are sensitive issues where there is a lot at stake. The family law attorneys of Brewer & Giggenbach combine compassionate counsel, business sense, negotiating skills, and extensive trial experience to protect your interests and discover workable solutions.
Based in Morgantown, we represent men and women throughout West Virginia in all family law matters:
We aim for amicable resolutions, but when litigation is necessary we are aggressive trial lawyers who will fight for your interests. Brewer & Giggenbach has substantial experience representing physicians, professionals, business owners and other divorce clients with considerable marital assets to divide. William Brewer’s accounting and business background has been beneficial in tax considerations and determining accurate valuations of closely held businesses, retirement assets involving qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), real estate, and stocks and investments. We are skilled at negotiating trade-offs to achieve equitable distribution that leaves our client in a stronger financial position.
West Virginia is a shared parenting state, with one parent granted primary residential custody and the other parent a reasonably equal visitation. Our divorce lawyers negotiate and draft parenting plans that address your needs while creating the least upheaval in your child’s life. If an agreement cannot be reached through mediation, we are prepared to go to court to state your case for primary or sole custody.
We also handle military divorces and international divorces, as well as domestic relations matters, in which one party is not a U.S. citizen.
Modifications — We represent parents in post-judgment petitions to increase or decrease child support because of a change in circumstances, to alter the parenting arrangements, or to allow relocation out of state with the children. We aggressively press our client’s case, investigating the other party’s finances and addressing situations that are not in the best interests of the child.
Visitation rights and paternity — We represent non-custodial parents in enforcement actions, fathers seeking to establish parentage, and mothers seeking child support. We also assert the rights of grandparents who have lost access to grandchildren, such as after a divorce or death of a parent.
Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience in family law, with many divorce and custody trials to their credit. We will take the time to listen and discuss the best options for your family. Contact our Morgantown office to arrange your initial consultation.