meredith carpen​ter law, llc

meredith woods carpenter

family law attorney and mediator

Practice Areas

YOUR EXPERIENCED FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY AND MEDIATOR

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Domestic Relations is a division of Circuit Court in which divorces are primarily filed. Divorces (especially when there are children) are complex and we strongly recommend you consult with an attorney that specializes in this area.  there are a number of other matters including alimony, property settlement, child support, child custody, visitation, contempt, modification, and spousal abuse.

FAMILY COURT

Family Court (also known as Juvenile Court) is a division of district court that exercises jurisdiction in matters involving children. This may comprise of cases in which a child is alleged to be delinquent, dependent, or in need of supervision. This Court also holds jurisdiction over other proceedings including establishment of paternity, child support enforcement, and protection from abuse. 

MEDIATION

Mediation is an informal and flexible dispute resolution process. The mediator's role is to guide the parties toward their own resolution. The mediator will carry messages—offers, counter offers, questions, demands, and proposals—between both sides to help the parties move closer to resolution.