Choose Attorney Cooper, the Family Law Expert

Legal Counsel for Paternity, Custody and Visitation Rights

Family Law is our area of expertise. The Law Office of James T. Cooper is the area’s top family law office and Attorney James T. Cooper is the area’s foremost family law expert. When you need the legal expertise of a veteran lawyer with over 45 years of experience and dedication to protecting the rights of clients facing critical life-altering issues such as those related to divorce, child custody, and adoption, choose Attorney Cooper. He is your best option when you need successful resolution of your case.

The Law Office of James T. Cooper handles Family Law cases including:

  • Alimony
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Law
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Plans
  • Paternity
  • Post-Divorce Issues
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Spousal Support
  • Visitation Rights

Prenuptial Agreements, Divorce and Spousal Support


Regardless of where you are at in your divorce process, from contemplation to post-divorce needs for modification or enforcement of your divorce decree, it is important to obtain the sound legal council of Attorney James T. Cooper.

Prenuptial Agreements

Attorney Cooper provides guidance and advice for drafting logical prenuptial agreement contracts. These useful documents prepare for the worst during the best of times and tend to produce the smoothest and most fair resolutions for a variety of divorce-related issues such as marital property division, debt protection, spousal support, protection of assets accumulated independently prior to the union, and assignment of financial benefits to children from a previous relationship.

Depending on the source cited, the lifetime risk of a marriage ending in divorce is roughly 42-50%. No one who plans a marriage plans for it to end in divorce. However, simple preparatory prenuptial agreements can help avoid immense stress and financial loss and are strongly recommended. If your potential loving spouse cannot agree with you now on what would happen in a worst-case scenario, imagine how difficult a resolution might become later. We see this type of situation regularly and it is always quite unpleasant for all parties. Avoid future strife with a prenuptial agreement.

Spousal Support

When spousal support is an issue relevant to your situation, we will ensure that you are able to collect your rightful support or, alternately, ensure that your spousal maintenance obligation payments are fair and not excessive or punitive.

Child Custody, Grandparents’ Rights, and Child Support

The Law Office of James T. Cooper will assist with securing satisfactory resolution and enforcement for your child custody/visitation, grandparents’ rights, or child support issue. We are intimately familiar with the legal specifics that pertain to all aspects of your claim and will assist you with gathering all necessary evidence to support your request to continue to be involved in the life of the child whose presence you wish to continue having in your life.

Child Custody and Visitation

Child custody and visitation issues may arise for many reasons including divorce or dissolution of a relationship and may include pleas for visitation from extended family members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, or others who had previously been involved in caring for the children in question prior to the end of the parents’ relationship.

Child Support

Child support rights and responsibilities are clearly specified by law. All minor children must be financially supported to have their essential needs met, regardless of the state of the relationship of the parents. The Law Office of Attorney James T. Cooper will aggressively pursue fair child support compensation for your child or defend against excessive or fraudulent claims for child support, as appropriate. Formulas exist to determine just financial compensation for child support claims and we will ensure that the needs of the child are met with fairness in consideration for all involved.

Extensive Experience Navigating the Adoption Process


The Law Office of Attorney James T. Cooper has extensive experience assisting interested stepparents, custodial grandparents, and interested third parties with navigating the intensive and sometimes confusing process of adoption. Our expert staff will handle all of the legal paperwork and processes and we will advise you regarding the changes that the adoption process will entail for your new family addition so that your only concern will be enjoying time with your new son or daughter.

Contact the Law Office of James T. Cooper. We will assist you with your Family Law issue with both extraordinary compassion and competence:
Call: (304) 344-3542.