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?

Don’t 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’s 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 support, as well as spousal support. We also handle matters of adoption, guardianship, and domestic violence.

If you’re 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. Don’t 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 what’s known as an “equitable distribution state,” which simply means that any marital property should be allocated impartially. Equitable doesn’t 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 can’t come to 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 others 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.

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak Set to Speak at Construction Law Event

 April 19, 2018

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak Set to Speak at Construction Law Event

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak will be a featured panelist at a one-day Construction Law conference on April 30 at the Embassy Suites Denver. View the Construction Law event brochure here for information and scheduling. The continuing education event, sponsored by CLE International, is targeted at a variety of construction professionals, including attorneys, owners, contractors,… Read more »

Burg Simpson Beats Big Banks Again

 April 17, 2018

Burg Simpson Beats Big Banks Again

National trial firm Burg Simpson, known for its role in holding big banks accountable for their bad acts in the mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligation collapse of 2007-2008 where $7 trillion in worldwide wealth was lost, has prevailed against a big bank yet again. This time it was against UBS, in a FINRA securities… Read more »

Martindale-Hubbell Honors Nick D. Fogel

 April 16, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell Honors Nick D. Fogel

Industry awards are nice, but few mean as much as accolades from your own peers. That’s what shareholder Nick D. Fogel earned as he became the latest Burg Simpson attorney to receive a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, “awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.” Only about 10… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Blasts Trump Administration Handling of CFPB

 April 12, 2018

Michael S. Burg Blasts Trump Administration Handling of CFPB

The Trump Administration has taken aim at one of the few remaining protections for American consumers: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg says consumers should be very concerned. “I think what they’ve done is strip away the original intent,” of the bureau as a watchdog, Michael told “Morning Briefing”… Read more »

Business Law – Corporate Attorney– Wyoming Burg Simpson

 March 7, 2018

Will Your Business Make it to the Next Generation?

Small businesses, family-owned businesses in particular, have long been the backbone of the American economy, accounting for more than two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product while making up more than a third of the Fortune 500. As a result, these businesses employ more than half of American workers. Given how vital these businesses are to… Read more »

What to do After a Car Accident? – Personal Injury Settlements – Wyoming Burg Simpson

 February 20, 2018

You’ve Been In A Car Accident. Now What?

Motor vehicle accidents are an everyday part of life. In 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, drivers were involved in nearly 14,000 auto accidents in Wyoming – 100 of them were fatal. The most frequent auto accidents included: Moving vehicles accidents. Animal crashes. Fixed-object collisions. Non-collision incidents. Anyone involved in a… Read more »

Rights as a Landlord – Business Law – Wyoming Burg Simpson

 February 13, 2018

What Are Your Rights as a Landlord in Wyoming?

Since the housing market bubble burst in 2008, American homeowners have lost more than 15 million houses to foreclosure, driving residents to the rental market. In fact, homeownership hit a 50-year low in 2016, according to Zillow, an online real estate database company. While the national rental market started to cool last year, Wyoming continues… Read more »

Broken Med Mal Statute – Medical Malpractice Lawsuit – Wyoming Burg Simpson

 February 6, 2018

Wyoming Lawmakers Still Haven’t Fixed The State’s Broken Med Mal Statute

In November 2014, the Supreme Court of Wyoming ruled on what appeared to be a run-of-the-mill medical malpractice lawsuit. What began as a simple question over the statute of limitations for filing such an action would generate a reply that would upend not one, but two, state laws. Strictly speaking, Wyoming law establishes a two-year… 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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