A family law attorney deals with issues that arise within a family which
means they could handle cases representing wives, husbands, children,
guardians and domestic partners. These lawyers handle legal issues, such
as divorce, child custody, alimony, visitation rights, child support,
domestic violence and other cases dealing with a family.
Among the main cases handled by family attorneys are divorce and legal
separation. They will work with their client and act as a mediator to
settle division of marital property, settle alimony, and settle child
custody, child visitation and child support issues. If these issues cannot
be settled they will go to a family judge and he will take all factors
into account and hand down a final decree.
These lawyers can also assist with paternity issues, protective order which,
is a type of restraining order, court ordered enforcement and guardian issues.
A family law attorney will sometimes prepare documents such as a prenuptial
or postnuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement states legally how assets
will be divided in case of future divorce. A postnuptial agreement states
clearly and legally not only how assets are to be divided but also child
custody and visitation arrangements in case of divorce.
When a couple wants to adopt a child they will need an attorney to guide
them through the legal steps required making the adoption legal. An attorney
will guide the couple through the paperwork and procedural requirements
depending on the jurisdiction they reside in at the time of adoption.
Laws can also vary according to the age of the child to be adopted.
We at the
Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. will give our clients personal and caring attention. Our experienced legal
team can help with any issue dealing with family law.
Contact us anytime to set up an appointment to talk with a lawyer.