Family law includes laws of marriage, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child support, and child custody. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.
Hiring an attorney is the best way you get peace of mind when dealing with child custody, alimony, and asset division. Having a lawyer advise you helps ensure that nothing is left out of your divorce agreement, which means that costly mistakes won't come back to bite you later.
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.
Whether you're determining child support as part of your divorce settlement or you're an unmarried parent seeking legal support, an attorney can make the process streamlined for you. Disputes involving children and money can quickly become volatile and turn towards discussing child custody. An attorney can objectively negotiate on your behalf to protect your child's interest.
Finally, if you're the victim of domestic violence, an attorney can help protect you and your family through various methods such as getting a restraining order or custody changes. On the other hand, if you've been accused of domestic violence, an attorney can help keep you from losing custody of your kids and also possibly keep you out of jail.
As a former prosecutor Attorney Jack Mannion, spent a year as the Domestic Violence Strikeback Attorney. He has seen first hand the worst that break downs in domestic relations can bring. These matters are serious and can carry implications that may affect your employment, marriage, and the most extreme... loss of freedom. Call us at (407) 732-6040 to schedule a free consultation.