If there is one thing we have discovered in our time serving Westland residents, it is that many people do not have a full understanding of family law. They think that representation during divorce is the only service family law attorneys provide. In truth, lawyers working in this field handle a wide range of legal issues. We want to help you understand just what a family law attorney can do for you and your loved ones.
Dealing with the responsibilities and the rights of families is the heart of family law. A family includes those who are married as well as those in common law relationships. As you might expect, it also includes any children in the family unit. Families include people of the opposite sex and people of the same sex. In short, a family is a group of people sharing life together.
The ways in which lawyers like us help families are numerous. Here are a few of the legal issues family lawyers handle.
- Child support and child custody
- Parenting plans
- Premarital agreements
- Postnuptial agreements
- Spousal support or alimony
- Legal matters for same-sex couples
- Property division
As you can see, the family law field is expansive and may include anything that affects families. The main point we hope to make is this: Anytime you have concerns about the loved ones closest to you, a family lawyer can be a major source of support and authoritative advice. Even if you are not sure you need an attorney, it is wise to err on the side of caution and seek a legal opinion. We invite you to visit our website if you need to learn more about family law.