Wyoming Family Law

Wyoming Family Law Attorneys

Are you in the middle of a divorce?
Are you having trouble negotiating custody and support?
Have you recently been appointed a guardian?

Do not wait to contact our Wyoming family law attorneys at Burg Simpson by calling 307-527-7891 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form HERE so we can help you with your family law matters. Your family’s future depends on the very best representation and it is important you have experienced custody lawyers on your side.

Our Family Law Lawyers Handle Cases, Such As:

Child Custody and Divorce
Child Support
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Wyoming Family Law Attorneys

How Can Family Law Affect You?

Generally speaking, family law encompasses the state and federal statutes that govern the “family unit” and can include issues such as divorce, adoption, paternity, custody and support, and guardianship. The family law firm of Burg Simpson in Cody, Wyoming is particularly sensitive to the intensely personal issues involved with family law matters. We strive to exercise the utmost compassion and expertise when it comes to matters such as annulment or divorce, child custody and child support, as well as spousal support. We also handle matters of adoption, guardianship, and domestic violence.

If you are involved in a dispute involving family law and you want to ensure your rights are protected, the Wyoming family law lawyers in our Cody office are here to help. Do not jeopardize your family’s well-being. Get in touch with us today by calling 307-527-7891 or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form right now.

Legal Help for Divorce

There are few things as painful in life as a divorce. And while the dissolution of a marriage is inherently deeply personal, the state imposes strict rules and regulations on how a divorce can be filed and where, as well as how property is allocated.

In Wyoming, grounds for filing for divorce can be either:

  • No-fault: Defined as irreconcilable differences in the marital relationship.
  • Fault: Justified only if one party is “incurably insane and the insane person has been confined in a mental hospital of this state or of another state or territory for at least two years immediately preceding the commencement of the action for divorce.”

Additionally, Wyoming is an “equitable distribution state,” which means that any marital property should be allocated impartially. Equitable does not necessarily mean equal, but instead what the court deems as fair. Wyoming courts urge divorcing parties to work toward a settlement regarding the division of property and debts on their own.

If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, a judge will step in and decide the matter. In doing so, Wyoming judges consider a couple of factors when determining what an equitable division of property is:

  • “Having regard for the respective merits of the parties and the condition in which they will be left by the divorce.”
  • “The party through whom the property was acquired and the burdens imposed upon the property for the benefit of either party and children.”

The worst mistake you can make is to try and navigate this process by yourself. Each family divorce lawyer at Burg Simpson in Wyoming will work with you on settlement talks so that you get everything you deserve in a divorce proceeding. Call 307-527-7891 and speak with our experienced Wyoming attorneys right away.

Child Custody Legal Assistance

All too often, a divorce includes minor children, and the battle over their future can be prolonged and painful. When that happens, the court’s top priority is, naturally, the best interest of the child. In Wyoming, the court looks at several factors when deciding what’s in the best interest of the child:

  • The quality of the relationship each child has with each parent.
  • The ability of each parent to provide adequate care for each child.
  • The relative competency and fitness of each parent.
  • Each parent’s willingness to accept all responsibilities of parenting.
  • How the parents and each child can best maintain and strengthen a relationship with each other.
  • The ability and willingness of each parent to allow the other to provide care without intrusion.
  • The geographic distance between the parents’ residences.
  • The current physical and mental ability of each parent to care for each child.
  • Any other factors the court deems necessary and relevant.

But there are a host of other issues that have to be considered during custody disputes, such as parenting classes, support, parental conduct, and visitation, just to name a few. Judges also prefer that parents going through a divorce work out a parenting plan together. But that can’t always happen. A compassionate child custody attorney in Wyoming can make all the difference during those talks. Call Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form so we can help make the process as painless as possible.

 August 13, 2020

Join Burg Simpson and Register for the 6th Annual Pedal 4 Possible Charity Bike Ride!

Craig Hospital’s Therapeutic Recreation department established the Pedal 4 Possible (P4P) charity bike ride in 2015 to raise money for patients experiencing spinal cord and brain injury. Burg Simpson has a long history supporting Craig Hospital and has created a team to participate in this year’s virtual ride. P4P will be held from Saturday, September… Read more »

 August 10, 2020

Burg Simpson Features: Attorney Craig S. Nuss, Co-Leader of the Construction Defect Team

Craig S. Nuss, the co-practice group leader of the Construction Defects department at Burg Simpson, is a Colorado native born in Brush in 1960. He obtained his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982 and graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1988. Mr. Nuss begin his… Read more »

 August 7, 2020

Burg Simpson Opens New Offices in Florida to Handle Construction Defects Litigation

Burg Simpson recently opened new offices in Tampa and Sarasota, Florida to focus on construction defects. The firm’s Construction Defects Team handles disputes for owners of single-family and multi-family homes, and have our litigation attorneys have been fighting for the rights of homeowners and homeowner associations across the country for more than 20 years. Burg… Read more »

 August 6, 2020

National Law Review Publishes New Article by David K. TeSelle About Supreme Court Ruling on McGirt v. Oklahoma

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma Burg Simpson preferred shareholder, David K. TeSelle has authored an article for the National Law Review about the Supreme Court’s recent decision on McGirt v. Oklahoma. In July of 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of the eastern portion of Oklahoma falls within… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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