What is Family Law?
F amily law, also known as matrimonial law, is an area of law that handles a range of legal issues involving family affairs and domestic relations.
According to Legal Dictionary, family law is “Statutes, court decisions, and provisions of the federal and state constitutions that relate to family relationships, rights, duties, and finances.”
Cases include, but are not limited to, divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, Department of Children and Families, dependency, termination of parental rights, domestic violence injunctions/restraining orders, modifications, contempt/enforcement, and name changes.
Marriage law or divorce is an area of law that handles the legal issues that arise when a married couple legally terminates their marriage. These issues can include, but are not limited to duties and obligations relating to property, children, alimony, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, relocations, and marital settlement agreements.
Divorce or marriage law proceedings can be stressful, complicated and, in unfortunate cases, ill-natured. Hiring a divorce lawyer is the best way to successfully handle your divorce. This is especially true if and when you are in an understandably emotional or distraught state.
Having a professional lawyer by your side can decrease your stress level and provide a guiding hand throughout the divorce process. Divorce attorneys know the local court system and the laws and procedures that are crucial to successful representation.
Areas of Family Law Practice
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