Emerald Vale Legal

Family Law, When Getting It Right Matters Most

Family law impacts people and families profoundly and unfortunately, some good marriages end badly. Ensuring you have an experienced family law attorney at your side during these difficult times is essential. Joseph Taggart at Emerald Vale Legal is committed to helping you to get the best outcome for you and your family while maintaining the financial and emotional costs as low as possible. We strive to settle family related legal matters collaboratively and creatively, although we are well prepared to employ litigation when necessary.


We understand that going through a divorce is challenging and we are here to help guide you through this difficult time. The good news is that very few of our clients will actually have to go through the anguish and expense of a full-blown divorce trial. This is because we make our best efforts to reach a favorable settlement that all parties can agree to long before a trial becomes necessary.

Emerald Vale Legal can handle your divorce case from start to finish. Contact us now to schedule your free initial consultation.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is where both parties have already agreed upon all terms of the divorce, including: the division of property and debts, child custody, child support, and alimony. In an uncontested divorce, our office prepares and files all the necessary paperwork for your divorce and obtain the necessary signatures to finalize the divorce. In an uncontested divorce, the parties typically never need to step inside a courtroom. 

Instead of the traditional hourly rate, Emerald Vale Legal handles uncontested divorces on a flat fee basis. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at any time.

Child Custody

Emerald Vale Legal understands that usually the custody of your children is the most important matter at hand when it comes to divorce. We fight hard to ensure that the appropriate custody is awarded at the time of divorce. We also recognize that over time as circumstances change, what may have been an appropriate custody ruling at the time of divorce, may no longer be best for your child. Emerald Vale Legal is experienced at modifying child custody orders to ensure that your children are being raised in the best possible environment.

Child Support

Once parents separate, providing for the physical well-being of their children is essential. Ensuring your children receive adequate financial support, education, and healthcare is an important part of the divorce proceeding. We work hard to make sure children to divorced parents are provided for in a fair and equitable manner.

Alimony and Division of Assets

When spouses contemplate divorce, a key ingredient to the discussion​ is the financial reality of separation. Emerald Vale Legal works to ensure a fair and balanced approach to alimony and the division of assets is taken during the divorce process. This can often be the most contentious part of negotiating a divorce, and we are experienced in protecting our client's financial future.

Contact Emerald Vale Legal today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Joseph Taggart – attorney at law