Resolving Family Law Disputes

Conflicts and legal battles are common occurrences in family law cases. Estate planning and estate administration often create conflicts due to the expectations of heirs and beneficiaries. Grief after the loss of a loved one can bring an incredible strain on relationships. Separation and divorce trigger emotions fueled by anger, fear, guilt, and regret. At C.J. Hilliard Law, P.A., we routinely handle client disputes and litigation. We are trial attorneys that have helped many clients resolve their family disputes successfully.

We Represent Clients with Disputes in all areas of Family Law, including:

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Advanced Directives
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Wills & Trusts

Alternative Dispute Resolution

At C.J. Hilliard Law, P.A., we are experienced at resolving matters outside the courtroom through settlement with alternate dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration. These methods serve as a means to avoid the expense and uncertainty associated with traditional litigation. It gives control to those in conflict to create a solution that meets the needs of both parties, as opposed to having a judge decide the case. We work hard to obtain reasonable negotiated resolutions for our clients to avoid litigation costs and preserve family relationships.

Pre-Planning to Avoid Conflicts over Your Legacy

Family conflict after the death of a loved one can be prevented or minimized if a decedent’s estate plan is current. Life is constantly changing, and an estate plan needs to reflect these changes. Family members can claim they were promised certain assets or sentimental items by the decedent, only to discover they are outside the will or trust. Money left to charities may cause resentment if family members learn about this after a loved one is gone. It is easy to forget to update your beneficiary designations, will, trust, or advanced medical directives. However, this lack of planning may cause unnecessary family conflicts and result in difficulty interpreting your wishes. It may cause family rifts that never heal.

We Can Help

Family law can be contentious. Emotional pain and disagreements go hand in hand with estate planning, estate administration, paternity, guardianship, and divorce. We can provide negotiation, mediation, and arbitration to resolve conflicts. Our trial lawyer is always prepared to present a compelling case in court if an agreement cannot be reached.

C.J. Hilliard Law, P.A., is an experienced and knowledgeable family law firm ready to represent you. Let us take some of the burdens off you as we resolve your disputes. We aim to provide a favorable outcome with the least stress and expense for you and your family. Contact C.J. Hilliard Law, P.A., at (407) 656-1576 to schedule a confidential appointment at our Winter Garden, Florida, location. We represent clients throughout Orlando and Central Florida.

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