Family law issues are some of the most complex problems an individual can face. Whether you are contemplating divorce, need legal help with alimony, a prenuptial agreement, mediation services, domestic violence, parenting time or arbitration, you need an experienced, skilled professional protecting you.
About Family Law
The practice area of family law covers all issues related to couples and families. Some of the most common family law issues include:
- Divorce – During divorce, you and your spouse end your marriage legally and go your separate ways. You must also resolve several important issues during the proceedings, including division of marital property, division of marital debt, child custody, child support and alimony. While some spouses are able to agree on all of these issues on their own, others will need to go to court to resolve one or more disagreement.
- Child Custody – When you and your child’s other parent don’t live together, a court-approved child custody agreement ensures that you are both able to play an active role in the child’s life. Depending on the situation, one parent may have primary custody of the child or both parents may share custody. If one parent has primary custody, the child’s other parent will usually have parenting rights.
- Child Support – In most cases, a child’s noncustodial parent will be required to pay child support to the custodial parent in order to provide for the child’s needs.
- Domestic Violence – Domestic violence occurs when one member of a household is abusive to another. When an accusation of domestic violence exists, both parties should have legal representation.
- Modification requests – The Court may change an alimony, child support or custody order if the party requesting a change can show a substantial change in circumstances has occurred.
- Mediation Services – Is a dispute-resolution process whereby a neutral party helps divorcing couples to negotiate their differences.
- Arbitration – Involves resolution of your family law disputes utilizing an independent party to decide on your unresolved issues. The decisions made are binding.
- Pre-nuptial Agreement – is a contract entered into prior to marriage or civil union. It can include provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of a divorce.
- Post-nuptial Agreement – is a contract entered into after a couple gets married or have entered a civil union to settle the couples affairs and assets in the event of a separation or divorce.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
Family law cases are complicated and stressful for everyone involved. Because the laws that apply in these cases are complex, having the right representation is essential. An experienced family law attorney will be able to review your case, explain all of the applicable laws and help you make the right decisions every step of the way. Your attorney will also be available to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about your case. In addition, your family law attorney will be by your side at the negotiating table and/or in the courtroom from the beginning of the case to the end.
Contact an Exceptional Family Lawyer
If you are involved in a family law case, you should consider consulting a lawyer you can trust. I am an expert in all areas of family law including divorce, equitable distribution, domestic violence, child support, alimony and child custody. If you are dealing with one of these issues, please contact my office to schedule an appointment.