family_law_iconFamily law litigation is a huge source of stress.  The attorneys of Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC strive to produce positive, cost-efficient outcomes for their clients and frequently resolve disputes outside of court.  Cases are treated individually, ensuring your needs are met and your best interests are protected.  The majority of their family law practice is focuses on:


  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child support


  • Adoption
  • Protective orders



 

Divorce

The attorneys of Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC assist clients in contested and uncontested divorces.   The firm has the experience necessary to provide counsel in divorce cases where high assets play a large contributing factor.  Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC’s services include:

  • Assessing the value of closely-held businesses, real estate, stocks, and retirement funds
  • Tracing the growth in value of assets brought to the marriage (businesses, professional licenses, investments)
  • Negotiating spousal support and alimony
  • Visit the firm’s divorce information center for additional information on divorce law in Virginia.  Trust our attorneys to assert your rights and protect your assets.

Custody

The most important issue in custody disputes is the best interest of the child.  Focusing on a child’s physical and emotional welfare apart from other aspects of a divorce case often enables both parties to quickly reach a decision.  The lawyers of Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC provide sound legal counsel during court procedures determining which parent has physical and legal custody.  They are excellent resources for clients seeking modifications to custody agreements and are dedicated to protecting every child’s well-being.

Child Support

Noncustodial parents are required to give the custodial parent, caregiver, or guardian of a child financial support on a routine basis.  This support structure has been designed to ensure the child’s quality of life does not suffer when parents separate.  The attorneys of Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC represent parents seeking to establish child support in the juvenile and domestic relations district court as well as the circuit court.

Adoption

Though adopting a child brings great joy, the adoption process can be difficult to navigate.  Having an attorney well versed in the finer details of Virginia adoption laws can speed up adoptions and ensure all the necessary steps are completed properly.  The attorneys of Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC handle private adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and grandparent adoptions.  The firm walks clients through the entire adoption process, assists with paperwork, and reviews drafts of the appropriate forms to ensure your procedure goes smoothly.

Protective Orders

Protective orders—also known as restraining orders—are granted to victims and children abused by a household member.  There are three types of protective orders in Virginia: emergency, preliminary, and permanent orders.  These orders are designed to stop contact between the two parties and can have a significant effect upon the rights of the parties.  Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC helps clients both seeking a protecting a protective order and defending against an order as the circumstances require.

Virginia’s Family Law Attorneys

Gulick, Carson & Thorpe, PC serves families in Fauquier, Culpeper, and Rappahannock counties for divorce, custody issues, child support payment issues, adoption procedures, and protective orders.   The firm’s attorneys provide valuable legal counsel so you can focus on what matters most—your family.  Contact the firm’s Warrenton office today to speak with a family law specialist.