Family Law deals with many different types of cases such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, child support, alimony, child custody, visitations, adoption, wills and estate planning.
Marriage and Divorce cases may not always involve children however it stills requires alimony or spousal support to be rewarded to one spouse. There are other factors that must be worked out including residency requirement, fault, property division, child custody, and martial property agreements.
Child/Children care covers a large range of case types. Adoption, child custody, child support, alimony, and even Child Protective Services involved cases.
Adoption cases have a lot of requirements because the state and the adoption agencies want to ensure the child is going to a safe and good home to good people.
Child Protective Services has the power by law to “take possession of a child without a court order.” They would only be forced to remove the child or children if there is an immediate danger to the physical health or safety of the child or if the child has been a victim of sexual abuse.
Family Law even extends to wills and estate planning because, typically, members of the family are addressed in both.
Wills are important in handling your assets after you have passed on. Not only does it ensure who is responsible for your burial, it also gives insurance to documents such as Power of Attorney and Declaration of Guardianship.
Estate Planning covers a wider array of important decisions which includes wills, trusts, health care, and guardianship. It provides for your family and also helps avoid issues such as litigation which can be hard on families.