All about Family Law

Family law covers a wide range of legal topics that can includes any issues revolving around marriage and children.

Common family law subjects include annulment or divorce, child custody and visitation rights, child support payments and spousal support/alimony. The specifics of family law and children involve a child’s adoption, state child protection and guardianship, along with restraining orders and domestic violence for adults.

Is there a difference between divorce and annulment?

Both are matters of court and essentially dissolve a marriage. Yet, annulment does differ from divorce as it treats the marriage as something that did not happen. However, the majority marriages are often ended through divorce.

How will child custody and visitation rights established?

If the court is deciding visitation rights between parents, the decision will conclude with what is in the child’s best interest.

What covers child support?

Child support will be the amount of money that the law asks a parent to pay to the spouse who is primarily responsible for the child. Child support will cover the cost of any educational expenditures, food, shelter, clothing, health and medical care.

Will I need a family attorney?

It is advised to consult with a family attorney if you do not understand any court processes that are involved in family law. A family attorney will be able to explain anything you may not understand as well as explaining your rights and protect your interests in the case.

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