“ Steve and Renee were great to work with! Very professional and realistic. Gave no false expectations or predictions. They communicated everything to us in a timely manner. We will definitely use them again if ever needed! Thank you, Steve and your team! “
“ For my family law case, Steve Smith had a very strong presence and was dominant in the courtroom. The manner in which he carries out cases is something you see in the movies. He was really animated and passionate about my case. His military background is a big asset, and he really helped me out. I would highly recommend him. “
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“ I’ve hired Steve for two cases, and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with. “
“ I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court, but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained, and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children. “
Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease
Spousal Support, sometimes referred to as alimony, may be awarded to either party in a divorce. An order which grants or denies Spousal Support or modifies an existing Order must include the following:
There are five different types of Spousal Support:
General Support may be awarded to provide financial assistance to a spouse with substantially less earning potential than the other spouse so that both spouses can maintain a reasonable standard of living following their divorce.
According to Maine Legislature, in regard to General Support, the Court will consider the length of the marriage:
Rebutting the Presumption
If the Court finds that a Spousal Support award based upon a presumption would be inequitable or unjust, that finding is sufficient to rebut the applicable presumption.
To provide for a spouse’s transitional needs, Transitional Support may be awarded. These needs include but are not limited to:
In order to achieve an equitable result in the termination of the parties’ financial relationship in response to extraordinary circumstances, Reimbursement Support may be awarded.
These circumstances can include, but are not limited to:
Reimbursement Support may be awarded only if the Court determines that the parties’ financial circumstances do not permit the Court to fully address equitable considerations through Disposition of Marital Property.
Nominal Support may be awarded to preserve the Court’s authority to grant Spousal Support in the future. Nominal Support may consist of as little as $1.00 per year.
If no Spousal Support is awarded at the time of divorce, then no Spousal Support may be awarded in the future. A final judgment that does not award Spousal Support forever precludes such an award in that action.
Interim Support may be awarded to provide for a spouse’s separate support during the pendency of an action for divorce or judicial separation.
The trial court may make, modify, or enforce an award of spousal support under this section while an action is pending, including while on appeal.
The Court shall consider the following factors when determining an award of Spousal Support:
The Court may order part of the obligated party’s real estate or other property, as well as the rents, profits, or income from that real estate or other property, to be assigned and set out to the other party for life or for such other period determined to be just.
I received a copy of my son's appeal prepared by Carl E. Woock. I cannot tell you how relieved I am to read this appeal.…
Has a ton of experience. Knows the court and the other attorney which should be helpful.
He is a wonderful attorney, and I definitely recommend him. Thank you very much for your help & support, Steve!
Contacted me promptly & provided professional & extremely useful info which allowed me to have a better understanding of the legal context of the issue.
A+, very helpful & understanding. I'm sure he could've charged much more. I will go to him again if I ever have a legal issue.
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