Family Law

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What Is Family Law?

Family law is the legal system’s method of helping people solve their familial problems or provide for protection against the legal ramifications of familial problems. Family law issues range from marriage and divorce to caring for elderly parents and other family members. Moreover, family law issues may provide for peace of mind in some situations.

Legal Remedies

Families with problems may seek legal remedies to solve their problems or alleviate their concerns. If a lawyer cannot help the parties solve their issues out of court, then the parties may choose to file suit. In the alternative, the Court may order the parties to find an alternative means of resolution through mediation.

Marital Issues

Marriage and dissolution of marriage are regulated under each individual state's law. Before entering into a marriage, many people find themselves signing prenuptial agreements with legal terms and language, or, in the alternative, signing postnuptial agreements after getting married. Filling for a legal separation or a divorce often requires many considerations for the distribution of property and financial support such as spousal support. The law of your state will determine what procedures to take for any marriage issue.

Children Issues

Children are often a primary concern regardless of the nature of the parents' relationship. Upon divorce, many people seek assistance with child custody issues. Despite the existence of a legal relationship between the parents, they often need assistance with child support and visitation issues. Further, family members of a child concerned with the child's well being may wish to pursue guardianship or an alternate means of custody.

Even if it is not a divorce matter, parents may seek guardianship papers in the case something happens to them and that they cannot take care of their children.

Seeking Legal Help

If you have a family law issue, you should considering consulting an experienced family lawyers. A family lawyer can help you understand your situation and can represent your best interests in a legal dispute.

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Last Modified: 04-01-2014 04:15 PM PDT

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