Family law refers to legal issues between family members or domestic partners. It encompasses a wide variety of matters, including divorce, paternity and spousal support. Most family attorneys represent divorce, legal separation and child custody cases. Family attorneys may also draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, or handle criminal issues in the areas of domestic violence and juvenile law. The need for a family attorney can arise during the adoption process, as well, because the laws vary by jurisdiction and parental rights of the birth parents may or may not be given up.
Our areas of family law practice include dissolution of marriage, adoptions, alimony, and child support and custody.