Divorce. The word can unearth a variety of emotions in different people. For some, it may be scary,
sad, or intimidating. For others, it may bring relief or a sense of finality. Divorce always carries a
degree of uncertainty.
For some people, that uncertainty arises from concerns about finding happiness as a single person, starting a new career, or going back to school.
For others, there is a question of how to continue to live as a family, now that the parents no longer live in the same house. For everyone involved, divorce marks the end of one chapter of life and the beginning of a new one.
If you are contemplating a divorce, or have recently been served with papers, the odds are good that
you have a lot of questions. At your initial consultation, we’ll take some time to get to know you and
your situation. We will also take the time to explain the process—both from a legal and practical
standpoint—so you can have the clearest possible idea of what to expect going forward.
We will talk you through the divorce filing process (if applicable), information gathering, how often you can expect to appear in court (if at all), what court appearances will be like, and about alternative dispute resolution options. If you choose to have Toepfer at Law represent you, you can expect frequent communication regarding your case and guidance throughout the entire process.
Toepfer at Law recognizes that divorce has no winning or losing side; we specialize in achieving
reasonable and amicable agreements between parties to a divorce. The fact is, the vast majority
(reportedly about 95%) of divorce cases will end in settlement sometime before trial. The process most
commonly involves heavy negotiation and both sides working together to achieve an acceptable
Anthony Toepfer is a skilled negotiator, and is adept at recognizing others’ interests and needs—even when not outwardly stated—and shaping offers to appeal to the interests of the other side while protecting his client’s interests. He is experienced in both mediation and arbitration and will work closely with you and the opposing party to ensure a fair result.
In the unlikely event that an agreement cannot be reached through mediation, Mr. Toepfer is prepared to represent you through trial proceedings.
Whether an agreement is reached through negotiation or mediation, or decision is reached through
trial, Toepfer at Law will walk you through the post-divorce logistics. Cases may involve real
property, personal property, child custody and support, debt and asset allocation, and other
real-world factors to be considered after the legal process is completed.
We can help you with changing the title to homes and vehicles, setting appropriate parenting time schedules, and adjusting existing estate plans to reflect your new reality.