Family attorneys handle disputes between spouses and parents, especially cases that involve the welfare of children or the distribution of property.
When spouses decide that they no longer want to be married and choose to dissolve their marriage, a family attorney can assist with filing the appropriate paperwork in court and also assist with the mediation of the division of property.
Paternity and Child Custody
When parents have disputes over child custody, a family attorney can help them resolve issues surrounding parental rights and custody of their children. Likewise, if there are any issues concerning paternity of a child or receiving child support, a family attorney can also assist with that.
Protection Orders in Domestic Violence Cases
Although domestic violence cases are criminal offenses, the victim may wish to contact a family attorney to seek a protective order against his or her abuser.