Family law is very emotional and is the reason for all attorney jokes.
Family law is governed by statute and can be settled in almost every case. However, the parties involved generally want to fight because of the emotions involved. I always recommend a fair settlement to save time, money and pain for our clients. If a settlement is not possible, I can and will protect your rights.
Be aware, there are no winners in a divorce. There are one lump of assets and then two separate people with double the living expenses now.
There are charts online to help you figure out child support and alimony.
In most cases the assets and debts are split 50/50.
Recently, in most cases time sharing with children now starts out 50/50.
Most firms want a $5,000 retainer to begin your case.