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Vermont Family Law

Bauer Gravel Farnham is a Full-Service Family Law Firm

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Bauer Gravel Farnham can help. We have served families in the Central and Northern Vermont area for 41 years. Bauer Gravel Farnham represents parents, grandparents, and children in divorce, separation, visitation, child support, paternity and related family matters. We handle high-stakes, complex matters where valuation of closely held businesses, valuation and distribution of pensions and determination of maintenance/alimony are at issue. The firm can also advise on pre-marital agreements and post-divorce issues such as modification of child support, changes in visitation rights, and interstate contact issues. The Family Court has designated and appointed Attorney Eric Parker as Property Master and Visitation Master. Attorney Tom Nuovo has served as Acting Magistrate in the Family Court. Our Family Law attorneys have also successfully mediated many settlements in previously contested divorce matters. We maintain a continuing presence in the Family Court and on the Family Court advisory and bench/bar committees.

Our attorneys provide legal services in all areas of family law, including:

  • Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights
  • Alimony Establishment and Modification
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Child Support Modification and Enforcement
  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Proceedings
  • Mediation and Collaborative Negotiation
  • Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post-Judgment Enforcement

Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights

We assist families with all aspects of domestic adoptions and termination of parental rights. Our attorneys handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.

Alimony Establishment and Modification

Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Our attorneys help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support when appropriate, and can adjust alimony obligations upon changed financial circumstances.

Child Custody and Visitation

Our divorce attorneys protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home, and enhance rather than inflame settlement opportunities.

Child Support

Our attorneys can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a financially healthy environment.

Child Support Modification and Enforcement

Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, our attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce and Legal Separation

Through mediation, litigation, or collaborative negotiation, we can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets and debts, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Proceedings

Our attorneys are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Vermont to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation and Collaborative Negotiation

Mediation and collaboration puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Our skilled negotiators can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

We expect the unexpected in drafting and negotiating premarital agreements that protect both spouse’s interests. Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Attorneys: Thomas C. NuovoEric G. Parker, Brenda J. Luciano

Call Bauer Gravel Farnham at 802-863-5538 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a dedicated family law attorney at one of our three Vermont offices.