Family Law

-Divorce & Child Custody

At Swanson Law Firm we strive to provide you with professional representation and the personal attention that you could only expect from a small town law firm.  We understand that divorce is a complex process that reaches far beyond the legal realm, with many emotional, personal, and familial issues that must be considered.  Our goal is to provide you with the zealous representation and guidance you need in order to reach an efficient and acceptable final outcome.  We are experienced in child custody and child visitation matters, child support and alimony arrangements, division of personal, real, and business assets, division of pension and retirement plans, and all associated tax implications.  Additionally, we can also help you modify any pre-existing arrangement that was established in the past that no longer suits your needs.  Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Mark or Bruce.

-Adoption

Adopting a child is a noble undertaking that will forever change the life of a child in need.  Adoption is often a complex process that can quickly become frustrating and defeating if the proper steps are not taken.  At Swanson Law Firm, we guide you through all of the requirements and formalities, allowing you to focus on what is most important: the comfort and well being of your new family member as they make the transition into a new life.  There are many types of adoptions, including second parent, stepparent and relative adoptions, as well as extra-familial adoptions, such as adopting through an agency or adopting through a private party.  In addition to the type of adoption, there are other factors to consider, such as whether the adoption will be ‘open’ or ‘closed,’ depending on you and your child’s individual needs.  We take the time to explain all of your options, enabling you to make an informed decision on the best path to follow.  If you are considering adoption, please call us today to schedule a consultation.