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Referring to the area of law that governs family matters and domestic relations, family law covers areas and issues such as civil unions, marriage, legal separations, contested and uncontested divorces, domestic and foreign adoptions, parental, and so forth.
Depending on each person’s scenario, a family-related legal process may be non-contentious or contentious, and family-related legal services can often be divided as such. Some family-related scenarios can also begin as non-contentious and potentially develop into a contentious legal case.
How Family Lawyers Can Help Individuals?
Lawyers specializing in family laws can assist, advise, and represent a client in any family-related case. As such, the assistance can be as simple as legal advice or as serious as ultimate litigation and can be provided to both domestic clients and foreign clients of a nation.
Individuals struggling with family-related issues may find one or more of the following family-related legal services useful, necessary, and even requisite:
Proceedings to adopt a child and, in certain cases, an adult.
Referring to the care, control, and maintenance of a child that can be given as sole custody of one parent or joint custody of both parents, following a divorce or separation, by a court, child custody, at its basis, thus involves the division of rights between parents over their children.
Following divorce or separation, one of the parents may be required to provide child support or an ongoing, periodic payment for the financial benefit of a child (or a parent, caregiver, guardian, or a state).
Parents who do not have physical custody of their children may be allowed to see their children through legal rights and proceedings called child visitation.
Couples who do not want to go through divorce or separation through litigation or mediation can go through an alternative procedure called collaborative practice whereby each party and its separate lawyer enter into a negotiation and sign a contractual agreement stating points of resolution.
Divorce & Separation
Divorce and legal separation share similar effects ranging from physical space between you and your spouse to which one shall get custody of your children, but deviate from each other in terms of legal marriage status.
A legally and socially sanctioned union between two individuals.
Following divorce, separation, or any other scenario, a father may lose certain legal rights as a father and can proceed to make a claim to regain such rights.
A specific type of divorce arising when one or both partners are members of the military.
Depending on each couple’s situation, same-sex couples can need legal counsel for a wide range of matters like heterosexual couples ranging from marriage and divorce to adoption and child custody.
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