Family Law Overview
Family law deals with various types of family relations and interactions.
Family law includes specialized practice area such as:
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Children's Rights
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Separation Agreements
- Civilian and Military Divorce and other areas.
It is always a good idea to obtain an initial consultation with a family law attorney whenever there is a major life event or change in your family situation. There are countless reasons you may want to seek the advice of a lawyer. You will usually benefit if you receive counsel early on.
If you are dealing with or trying to cope with any of the following situations you need to speak to an attorney immediately:
- A contested or uncontested divorce
- Adoption of a child
- Placement of a child for adoption,
- Child abuse matters,
- Child support modifications,
- Child visitation and custody,
- Domestic violence
- Elder law
- Juvenile law
Choosing a "Family Law" attorney can be a difficult and stressful process for families who need legal help. However if you proceed carefully and seek to gain as much preliminary information as possible, then it is probable that you will make an educated decision when selecting your attorney.
Gather as much information as you need (by reading articles, visiting sponsor websites and reading blog postings from independent sources) before you finally select counsel.
Make a list of all of the questions you can think of pertaining to your situation. Write down (if you can) the chain of events that led up to the problem you are experiencing. All of this will enable your lawyer to better understand your situation and it helps to organize your thoughts so that you do not leave out any important details that may help your cause.