Guiding West Virginia Families Through Transitions

Family-related matters are often emotionally trying and complicated for everyone involved. At Bottner & Skillman Attorneys at Law, we understand that these cases can be difficult for our clients. We provide you with a comforting environment to discuss your goals, review your situation and create workable solutions tailored to the best interests of you and your family.

A Dedicated Advocate To Guide You Through Divorce

For most couples, the divorce process means dismantling a life made together and figuring out how to function as two separate households moving forward. When a marriage ends, there is a lot at stake. Our lawyers will help guide you through the process and fight for what matters most. In West Virginia, the process can be surprisingly quick.

We provide comprehensive divorce representation and will guide you through a variety of corresponding legal processes, including:

  • Distribution of property and assets
  • Establishing parenting plans and determining child custody
  • Addressing parental relocation
  • Determining spousal support obligations
  • Establishing child support

Helping You Determine Custody Arrangements

Custody arrangements have a major impact on the relationships between children and parents. In West Virginia, there is a legal presumption that joint custody is in the best interest of your children. Custody arrangements are based on a number of factors dependent on how your family functioned during the two years prior to separation. Our attorneys will help you compile the information needed to pursue a custody agreement that fits your goals and serves the best interest of your family.

Assisting Families With The Adoption Process

Adoption is a serious life decision that can be extremely rewarding. Our attorneys want to help you make your family whole.

Prior to any adoption, the rights of the biological parent must be surrendered or terminated. When a parent does not communicate with or support their child for a period of six months, the parent is presumed to have abandoned the child under West Virginia law. In these cases, adoption can move forward without consent or notification. Our attorneys will review your situation and help you take the appropriate steps to terminate parental rights and pursue adoption.

Creating Workable Solutions For Families In Need

If you have a family related matter, contact us today. Call our office at 304-885-4265 to see how we can help your family move forward. Located in Charles Town, we serve families in need throughout the Martinsburg, West Virginia, area.