Why Would I Need a Family Lawyer?

Shelley Wenger
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If you are looking for a lawyer, you might be confused about what kind of lawyer you may need. There are so many different types and it can be quite confusing. There are family lawyers, divorce lawyers, personal injury lawyers, and much more. Each type of lawyer only deals with certain types of cases, so it is important that you find the right one.

One common type of lawyer is a family lawyer. Here are some reasons why you might need one.

You are going through a divorce. One of the most common things a family lawyer does is help people through divorce. Some specialize in mediation, though most will help you no matter which way you decide to go. They will work through mediation or fight for you in the court system.

Family lawyers will help you divide up your property, from your finances, home, and everything you own. They will also fight for alimony if you deserve or need some extra money during this difficult time.

You have children. Family lawyers will help you work through child custody and support during a divorce. However, it doesn’t end there. If you aren’t being paid properly, you can reach out to your family lawyer to make sure that you and your child get what you deserve. You may also call on your family lawyer if anything changes and a new custody agreement needs to be made. They will also help you get more child support if your ex-spouse gets a better-paying job.

You want to protect your children. Though nobody wants to think about dying, the truth is that when you have children you need to think ahead. You are going to want them to be protected, just in case. You should speak to a family lawyer to make sure that you have guardianship in place. You should decide who should get your kids, instead of worrying what the court system will decide.

You also need to set up something, so they will be financially cared for. Your family lawyer will help you set this up, so your children will be well cared for. You can start putting money aside now, just in case.

You are looking into adoption. If you want to grow your family through adoption, you will need a family lawyer to ensure everything is done legally. You don’t want to worry about losing your child if the mother changes her mind in a few years. You also should decide how much (or how little) the birth parents can have in your child’s life. There are open and closed adoptions for a reason, so you should talk to a lawyer to determine what type of adoption will work best for you.

You are getting married and want to be protected, just in case. If you want a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement, you will see a family lawyer to set this up. He or she will ensure you are protected, especially if you bring a lot into the marriage. If you got married without a prenuptial agreement, your lawyer will help you set up a post-nuptial one.

Though most people think about children when they think about family law, the truth is that family lawyers can help people in all aspects of their life. They can help them through a divorce, child custody, and even adoption. They will also help you make sure that you are protected, in case you end up getting a divorce in the future. Whether you are able to set up a prenuptial agreement or wait until you are married, you should talk to a lawyer to make sure that you and your assets are protected.


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Shelley is a small town farm mom of two boys. She is a veterinary technician, so she is proud to write about all kinds of animals and their care. She also loves to write about writing, running a business, working from home, and much more.

Glenville, PA

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