If your family is in crisis, we at Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services listen to your needs and help you reach solutions to your legal problems. Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services serves families in Northwest Arkansas and provides legal services in a wide spectrum of family law areas, including:
Getting divorced is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Alimony is appropriate in circumstances where there is an inequity in earning abilities of the parties resulting in a party’s inability to meet their basic needs. Oftentimes spousal support is necessary to help former spouses meet their basic needs and/or get the skills/education to support themselves. We are here to promote your case for financial help. Read More
Child custody and visitation
For any parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We will advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home. You will find under “Resources” some local suggested visitation policies for your review.
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising a child. We do everything possible to help your child receive the financial support needed for a healthy, happy upbringing. You will find under “Resources” the Child Support Guidelines in Arkansas for your review. Read More
Child support modification
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If there is a substantial change in circumstances warranting a modification of child support, we guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.
We stand by you throughout your divorce. We obtain the best possible results in court or at the negotiation table and have extensive experience handling issues such as the fair distribution of assets, the division of a marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and often provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials produce. I can help you obtain a favorable divorce settlement.
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can lead to divorce. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests. Having an agreement in place can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
Contact a Fayetteville family law attorney you can trust
To schedule a free initial 45-minute consultation one of our attorneys or mediators, call 479-316-4487 or contact our firm online. Canova Law Firm & Mediation Services is your ideal source for someone strong on your side as you transition from one phase of your life to the next.
"Kimberly made the experience of mediation much more comfortable than I had ever anticipated. I felt complete at ease being honest and speaking freely about all my concerns. She was very hepful in walking me through one of the most stressful parts of my life and I'm very thankful to her for her services." - A mediation client from September 2015
"Mediation with Kimberly was smooth. " - A mediation client from September 2015
"I recently mediated a domestic relations case with Kimberly Canova and Adell Ralston. I have utilized mediation in several of my cases over the years; however, this was my first experience with co-mediators. I found utilizing co-mediators to be very worthwhile. It saved time, was cost effective, and made my client more at ease. Often times in mediation, as was the case in this matter, the mediator opts to caucus the parties. In doing so, many times my client and I are left waiting on the mediator for hours to come back with information from the other side. With the two mediators, we were able to keep the dialogue going and brainstorm throughout the time we were there, which I felt assisted us in coming to an agreement in a more timely manner. I also believe my client felt “heard” the entire mediation, which made her feel she got more from the experience and her money was well spent. " - M. Kemper, Attorney at Law