Family law is a practice area concerned with legal issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody. Family Lawyers at Krushal Associates typically handle divorce, child custody, child support, and other related legal matters. Our family lawyers specialize in adoption, paternity, emancipation, or other matters.
States have the right to determine “reasonable formal requirements” for marriage, including age and legal capacity. Likewise, state laws govern the various rules and procedures for divorce and other family law matters. Reasons to Hire a Family Lawyers From Krushal Associates
Most family lawyers work represent clients in divorce proceedings and other matters related to divorce. But family law is a relatively broad practice area, including such issues as foster care and reproductive rights. The most common reasons to hire a family law attorney include:
- • Divorce: Each partner hires his or her own attorney, who will help devise a settlement plan in order to avoid a trial. Divorce attorneys typically are skilled at dividing marital property, calculating spousal support, and proposing a plan for child custody, visitation, and support (if applicable). See Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer? for more information.
- • Child Custody / Child Support: Court orders and settlement agreements involving both custody and support usually are included in the larger divorce case, but may be revisited as conditions change. For instance, child support may be altered after the non-custodial parent’s financial situation changes.
- • Paternity: In most cases, paternity cases are filed by the mother in an effort to secure child support payments from an absent father. But sometimes biological fathers file for paternity in order to have a relationship with their child. Paternity typically is determined through DNA testing.
- • Adoption / Foster Care: Adoption is a complex process that differs according to the type of adoption, where the child is from, variances in state laws, and other factors. Therefore, it is important to consult with a family law attorney. Foster parents sometimes adopt their foster children, but the foster process does not necessarily require legal representation.