Aggressive Legal Counsel For You And Your Family
Our primary focus at the Scales Law Office surrounds divorce and family law. We help families in Martinsburg and throughout the State’s Eastern Panhandle surmount the legal hurdles they face in difficult times. Whether that means facilitating the legal side of a divorce or developing a plan of action to handle domestic violence, we can make sure your rights are protected.
Protection For Your Children
We have significant experience working on child custody and support issues. Often parents disagree and decide to retain attorneys to work out the details. Sometimes the best way to work out custodial responsibility issues with the opposing party is with a strong legal advocate who is prepared to fight for your legal interests.
In recent years, the concept of a traditional family has undergone a dramatic change, and we understand the importance of safeguarding one’s most important relationships. With this in mind, we offer knowledgeable counsel pertaining to grandparents’ rights and adoption.
In addition, we handle cases involving domestic violence and protective orders. In some situations, retaining a lawyer and filing for a protective order is the only way to stay safe.
How Long Will A Divorce Take?
In West Virginia, there is no one-year waiting requirement for divorce like there is in many other states. Even so, the legal side of a divorce can consume a great deal of time before resolution is reached. Your time is important and we understand that. That’s why when you meet with us we can provide a sound estimate regarding how long your case may take.
Understanding The Costs
It’s also important to have a good understanding about the costs associated with any legal matter. From basics like attorney fees and court costs to potential child support and property division, we can give you an assessment based on years of experience.