Family Law includes a wide range of issues involving marriage and divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, domestic violence and child welfare law. Many cases implicate multiple issues and present multiple avenues to resolve cases, ranging from out of court agreements to trials. If parties are able to compromise and come to a resolution out of court, they can save money and maintain some control over their case outcomes. However, with emotions running high a reasonable compromise is not always achievable, necessitating judicial intervention.
Many attorneys focus exclusively on domestic matters due to the amount of time it takes to resolve cases and the complexity of issues. Analysis of complex financial accounts and appraisals of assets and businesses is often required. Other cases require retention of data retrieval experts, private investigators, health care professionals. Knowing what methods should be applied and when can influence the outcome of your case and in family law cases, that outcome can affect your assets, how often you see your children, and in some cases the health and safety of your family.
Family law encompasses many issues including:
- Child Custody
- Emergency Custody
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Settlement/Equitable Distribution
- Separation Agreements
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
- Motions for Attorney Fees
- Motions for Sanctions
- Motions for Psychological Evaluations
- Abuse, Neglect and Dependency
- Military Divorce