Law Office of Mary D. McKnight


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Divorce Law

There are many complex issues in identifying, valuing and dividing community assets. These range from determining:

  1. whether a valid marriage exists.
  2. which assets either party owned or inherited before marriage or inherited during the marriage.
  3. whether either spouse “wasted” assets, i.e. gambling, supporting a girl/boyfriend, excessive drinking, etc.
  4. identifying “fault” grounds.

Most property cases are settled today in mediation. However, the parties almost always need assistance with the above steps before attending mediation, settlement negotiation guidance and identification of any factors and any proof that would support an unequal divorce of community assets. The Law Office of Mary D. McKnight has more than 40 years of experience in dealing with these issues in settlement, trial, or if necessary, on appeal.


When my ex- husband filed for divorce and filed for sole custody I felt lost in the legal world. Thanks to the Lord, I found Mary. She fought for me every day. It was a painful and difficult process to divorce and fight for custody but Mary made it easier. She told me exactly what to do and never gave up when things got hard. I love this woman, she's simply the best. Legal Services
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Throughout a 2yr custody battle for primary residence of my stepdaughter, Mary was very prompt, precise and patient in working with us even through the loss of her husband. She was very much involved in every step of the way, even helping us see positive when we'd hear so much negative. Mary stands for what she believes is the best interest and fights even harder. I would most definitely recommend Mary to anyone else needing help, she will stick with you and fight it out. Legal Services
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When your hope is fading, but you still feel righteous and ready to stand up for yourself and your family, Mary McKnight is the one who will be by your side no matter what. Mary McKnight is superb in all areas you can wish for your attorney to be. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, outstanding in the courtroom with her quick and pointed responses, very sensible, wise, and, most importantly, brave. Nobody can intimidate her in the courtroom! Legal Services
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