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The mission behind opening a law office in
Windham ME for Greg Files was to bring
affordable, high quality legal services to the people of the Lakes
Region. Traditionally, most lawyers in Maine locate their
offices in Portland or Bangor, Greg's idea was to open his office
in a more convenient location for his clients.
Greg returned to Maine from Florida after attending law school at Florida State University College of Law. Greg grew up in Windham and Gray and attended the University of Southern Maine. While a general civil practitioner, Greg works hard to provide a full range of legal services in a variety of files including family law, drafting wills and trusts, probate matters, small business and corporate law, small business law, personal injury and general civil litigation. If you think you may have a case, contact the firm today. We can schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.
law can be a sensative area of law to handle. If you may
need a divorce lawyer, make sure you have the best
one on your case. With experience in family law,
Greg Files will use his skills to assist you and try to get the
best possible outcome for your case.
Divorce can be a lengthy and overwhelming process. When a difficult marriage cannot be resolved by mediation efforts, divorce or a legal separation becomes the only viable solution. The process of filing for divorce entails several decisions and factors that need to be sorted out such as: type of divorce, grounds for divorce, spousal support, alimony, child custody, visitation rights, marital asset and property division and more. As Divorce laws vary by state, it is highly advisable to consult with a divorce lawyer licensed in your state to help you sort through all of these various factors and protect your best interests.
1. Court orders are guidelines to be followed, not rules to be obeyed.
Court orders are not guidelines; they are decisions requiring compliance. If your financial or parenting circumstances have changed, you must either sign a written agreement with your ex stipulating changes to the agreement or you must request a modification through the court. If you fail to follow a court order, you could be held in contempt.
2. The court will side with you if your spouse is to blame for the breakup of your marriage.
Maine is a "no-fault" state, which means that the court does not factor in blame when deciding divorce cases. If your spouse had an affair or is to blame in some other way for the breakup of your marriage, you may be tempted to bring up his or her actions in court in hopes that the court will be more inclined to side with you on contested issues. While fault may be relevant and impact court decisions in some states, establishing fault will not impact how the court views your case in Maine.
3. You should transfer your marital assets before you file for divorce.
Selling or transferring marital property in anticipation of a divorce is not an advisable strategy for protecting your share of the marital assets. Doing so could result in an order to compensate your spouse for the value of the sold or transferred assets. If you are concerned about receiving a fair property division, you should discuss your concerns with your attorney.
4. You should never compromise or negotiate during a divorce.
Refusing to compromise or negotiate during a divorce will likely lead to a lengthy and expensive trial. Seeking common ground on smaller issues can help move your case along and enables your attorney to focus her time on assertively protecting and advocating for your interests on other contested issues.
5. Your attorney doesn't need to know about your past DUI or domestic violence charge because it happened years ago.
Your past may affect your current situation in a myriad of ways. Past guilty pleas or convictions for crimes that involve dishonesty can be used to call into question your truthfulness during a divorce or custody proceeding. It is imperative that you be absolutely candid with your attorney about your history so that she can provide you with the strongest advocacy possible.
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Located in the heart of the Lakes Region in Southern Maine at the Don Rich Plaza in Windham, Maine. 778 Roosevelt Trail Windham, ME 04062 (207) 892-0229/(207) 892-0243 (fax) email@example.com. An affordable provider of family legal services including wills & probate, estates, divorce, divorce modification, parental rights & responsibilities, small business including incorporation and limited liability company creation, personal injury, construction disputes and general civil litigation.
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