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.