Why You Don’t Want To Do It Yourself

Going through a divorce can be stressful and take a toll on your emotions– it is not a time that you want to be alone. At Holden & Darby, we will help you with every step along the way and give you the personal attention that you deserve. With an experienced divorce attorney, you will also have a better chance at receiving the assets you are entitled to, and will most likely experience a positive end result.

Types of Divorce Cases We Handle

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Custody/Parenting Plans
  • Prenuptials


As the Law Office of Thomas Holden, he will walk you through your divorce and also help you determine if you are eligible for alimony, and how much alimony you require. The length of the marriage is a large factor when it comes to calculating alimony. The length of marriage is classified as short (fewer than 7 years), moderate (between 7 and 17 years), and long-term (more than 17 years).

The different types of alimony you could be awarded include:

  • Temporary alimony
  • Bridge-the-gap alimony
  • Rehabilitative alimony
  • Durational alimony
  • Permanent alimony


If there has been an unforeseen, significant change of circumstances since the previous court order in a family law case, it may be necessary to seek the modification of a court order. A modification can be sought after a divorce, establishment of paternity, or other final family court order.

Matters that may be modified include:

  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • A timesharing arrangement
  • A relocation request by a parent with a minor child
  • A parental responsibility order


If a custodial parent wishes to move out-of-state with a child with opposition from the non-custodial spouse, the custodial spouse may have to go to court to receive a judge’s permission to move the child. These are considered “move-away cases,” and are some of the most difficult custody disputes. If the custodial parent moves the child out of the state without the permission of the court or the non-custodial spouse, the court may sanction the custodial parent with orders of contempt, which can include fines or jail time.


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