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.

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

 July 17, 2018

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

The attorneys at Burg Simpson recognize how important it is to stay involved in the legal community outside of the courtroom. That’s why shareholder David P. Hersh has agreed to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court’s new Lawyer Well-Being Task Force. The task force, chaired by Associate Justice Monica Márquez, is made up of lawyers… Read more »

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

 June 26, 2018

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

For the attorneys at Burg Simpson, few things are as rewarding as making a client happy. That’s why we’re proud to announce that shareholder Colin M. Simpson has earned a Silver Client Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The honor is given to attorneys that maintain a four-star average client review rating – which is the best… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

 June 14, 2018

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

Net neutrality ended this week not with a bang, but a whimper. Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn Obama-era rules put in place to maintain a free and open Internet. Because of that, those rules officially expired June 11. Of all the reversals the Trump Administration has pulled in the last… Read more »

Burg Simpson Backs Phamaly Theatre Co. in a Big Way

 June 13, 2018

Burg Simpson Backs Phamaly Theatre Co. in a Big Way

The attorneys at Burg Simpson do more than fight for the rights of victims of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. They help them reclaim their lives. That passionate belief is why Burg Simpson has chosen to support Denver’s own Phamaly Theatre Co. The Phamaly Theatre Co. is a theater group made up exclusively of… Read more »

Divorce and Custody – Divorce Attorney - Wyoming Burg Simpson

 May 31, 2018

What You Need to Know About Divorce and Child Custody in Wyoming

Wyoming is a study in contrasts when it comes to love and marriage. On one hand, its residents are in love with being in love – they get married sooner, about two years younger than the national average. Wyoming has the third highest married population in the country – trailing only Idaho and Utah –… Read more »

Ugly Divorce – Family Law Lawyers – Wyoming Burg Simpson

 May 8, 2018

When Divorce Gets Ugly

Divorce is rarely a simple process. All too often, it is the end result of months – if not years – of trauma and conflict. Wyoming continues to have one of the highest divorce rates in the country, well above the national average. At 4.1 divorces for every 1,000 people, the state’s tied for the… 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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