Family Law

Family is important.We understand that.

When something happens to your family, you want the very best representation.  You want the best because your family is what matters most to you.  Here, we specialize in family law.  Adam Taylor and Amber Hinkle have litigated hundreds of cases in family court, and we have an understanding of the unique nature of how family court in southern West Virginia operates. Let us put that understanding to work for you.

Child custody is complicated.  We know the intricacies of custody proceedings, and we can help you obtain primary or sole custodial rights for your child.  We offer practical guidance when you are worried about how to devise a parenting plan that will best suit the individual needs of your family.

Divorce

Whether contested or uncontested, divorce presents complex financial and personal issues.  Let us help you.  Adam Taylor and Amber Hinkle can help you with all matters within a divorce, including spousal support, child custody, and equitable distribution.

Child custody

Child custody is complicated. We know the intricacies of custody proceedings, and we can help you obtain primary or sole custodial rights for your child. We offer practical guidance when you are worried about how to devise a parenting plan that will best suit the individual needs of your family.

Alimony and spousal support matters

Several factors influence the award of alimony, which is also known as spousal support.  The relative financial positions of you and your spouse are a large factor.  Fault is another.  You can expect to hear complex arguments mixing law and fact, and these arguments can be extremely difficult to navigate alone.

Guardianships for children

Sometimes, biological parents aren’t capable or willing to care for their children.  In this case, it’s important to transfer legal custody of these children to a third party, such as an extended family member.  This can empower the “guardian” to make school and medical decisions for the child.  In most cases, it’s also necessary to transfer any benefits that the child might be receiving to the proper caretaker.

Qualifies Domestic Relations Orders

Do you need an order drafted that affects the distribution or a trust or retirement plan?  Taylor and Hinkle can help with that.

Domestic violence protection proceedings/ Restraining orders
Adoption

Adoption is very special, and we treat it seriously.  Whether the adoption is contested or uncontested, Taylor and Hinkle can assist you with filing the proper forms and in preparing for your adoption hearing.  We take pride in moving our adoptions forward as expeditiously as possible.

Abuse and neglect proceedings

Have you been accused of abusive or neglectful behavior towards you child?  We can help.  Abuse and Neglect proceedings are tremendously complex, and you need experienced, dedicated attorneys who will work with you to get your children back in your care as soon as possible.

Family Mediation

Family law mediation is a process used to avoid expensive lawsuits and court intervention pertaining to child custody, divorce, family law and relocation issues.  Family law mediation is an excellent way to solve issues that arise before filing for divorce when...

Mediation

Mediation refers to a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in which people can meet with a neutral, certified third-party in an effort to settle a dispute.  A mediator does not make a decision for the parties at mediation – a mediator facilitates discussion...

Things To Consider For Grandparents Or Relatives When Seeking Custody Of A Child

Things To Consider For Grandparents Or Relatives When Seeking Custody Of A Child If you are a relative or grandparent of a child in West Virginia and are considering seeking custody, there are many important factors to keep in mind. To make sure you...

Knowing When An Auto Accident Requires Legal Counsel

Every year in West Virginia thousands of people find themselves in auto accidents severe enough to create enduring financial and physical effects. Car crash victims who are less than half at fault in an accident have the right under state law to pursue...

Adopting A Child In West Virginia

Adopting A Child In West Virginia Whether you’re a family hoping to adopt or are simply looking for information to better understand the process, check out this handy guide for adopting in West Virginia. West Virginia Adoption Laws To be considered for eligibility a...

Understanding Statute of Limitations in West Virginia

Understanding Statute of Limitations in West Virginia The legal term, statute of limitations, is defined as the time allowed by law for filing a lawsuit against an individual and is applicable to both civil and criminal suits.  In most cases, the state is...

4 Important Tips To Keep In Mind When Preparing A Will

What to Consider When Preparing a Will One of the best parts of modern life is that people are living longer and longer. However true this statement may be it is no less important to have your affairs in order in the case something happens, which means...

Things to Know About Pursuing Power of Attorney in WV

There’s much more to caregiving than just looking after a relative or loved one’s health. Unfortunately, the further one gets into the caregiver role the more this realization presents itself. Anyone with a parent suffering from dementia or similar degenerative...

Pineville Municipal Water Company Class Action Lawsuit

Class Action Suit Affecting All Residents Of Pineville, WV Taylor & Hinkle Attorneys at Law, and The Law Office of Stephen P. New have jointly filed a class action lawsuit. If you or anyone you know are residents of Pineville, WV - and have suffered from adverse...

Who Pays Medical Bills While My Auto Accident Claim Proceeds?

Collecting Med-Pay After An Auto Accident Far too often in West Virginia victims of automobile accidents are unaware that in some cases an additional form of compensation is available through their pre-existing insurance policy. This underutilized policy add-on is...

Things To Consider For Grandparents Or Relatives When Seeking Custody Of A Child

Things To Consider For Grandparents Or Relatives When Seeking Custody Of A Child If you are a relative or grandparent of a child in West Virginia and are considering seeking custody, there are many important factors to keep in mind. To make sure you...

Knowing When An Auto Accident Requires Legal Counsel

Every year in West Virginia thousands of people find themselves in auto accidents severe enough to create enduring financial and physical effects. Car crash victims who are less than half at fault in an accident have the right under state law to pursue...

Adopting A Child In West Virginia

Adopting A Child In West Virginia Whether you’re a family hoping to adopt or are simply looking for information to better understand the process, check out this handy guide for adopting in West Virginia. West Virginia Adoption Laws To be considered for eligibility a...

Understanding Statute of Limitations in West Virginia

Understanding Statute of Limitations in West Virginia The legal term, statute of limitations, is defined as the time allowed by law for filing a lawsuit against an individual and is applicable to both civil and criminal suits.  In most cases, the state is...

4 Important Tips To Keep In Mind When Preparing A Will

What to Consider When Preparing a Will One of the best parts of modern life is that people are living longer and longer. However true this statement may be it is no less important to have your affairs in order in the case something happens, which means...

Things to Know About Pursuing Power of Attorney in WV

There’s much more to caregiving than just looking after a relative or loved one’s health. Unfortunately, the further one gets into the caregiver role the more this realization presents itself. Anyone with a parent suffering from dementia or similar degenerative...

Pineville Municipal Water Company Class Action Lawsuit

Class Action Suit Affecting All Residents Of Pineville, WV Taylor & Hinkle Attorneys at Law, and The Law Office of Stephen P. New have jointly filed a class action lawsuit. If you or anyone you know are residents of Pineville, WV - and have suffered from adverse...

Who Pays Medical Bills While My Auto Accident Claim Proceeds?

Collecting Med-Pay After An Auto Accident Far too often in West Virginia victims of automobile accidents are unaware that in some cases an additional form of compensation is available through their pre-existing insurance policy. This underutilized policy add-on is...

Understanding West Virginia’s Child Seat Safety Laws

Whether you're a new parent or have a handful of little ones, it's critical to guarantee you're up to date and abiding by West Virginia's child seat safety laws. Although not complex, there are several elements of the law that you should know by heart and also might...

Kanawha Valley Water Crisis Settlement

Judge Approves Settlement for Kanawha Valley Residents U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. granted approval of a $151 million settlement in the class action lawsuit stemming from the Kanawha Valley water crisis in January of 2014. Thus far there...
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