A family lawyer deals with the legal concerns that often occur in family-related issues and domestic relationships. Divorce, child custody, and support, alimony, division of property, are some of the more common situations where family layers can provide great value and expertise.
A variety of other legal and quasi-legal matters and experiences can affect families in addition to the aforementioned concerns. These include:
- Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
- Adoption proceeding
- Court representation on a variety of topics
- Wills, trusts, and other family financial matters
Family lawyers can also function as mediators when disagreements develop in families. Because family situations can be so variable, the best family lawyers demonstrate versatility in a wide spectrum of domestic issues.