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Family law is the name given to the branch of civil law that a family
lawyer or a family attorney covers including the legal relationships
among family members, including husbands, wives, parents, children, and
domestic partners. A family law attorney or a family law lawyer
specializes in the family law relationships which encompass adoption,
child custody, visitation rights, domestic violence, divorce, juvenile
dependency and delinquency, marital property rights, support
obligations, and paternity.
Because these personal relationships are
governed by state law, what constitutes "family law" may vary from state
to state. Please read on to find a family lawyer, family attorney or to
learn more about family law. Family lawyer and family attorney
information provided by Lawyers.com.
Family Law Attorney in your area.
Family law deals with
family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited
- the nature of marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships;
- issues arising during marriage, including spousal abuse,
legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction
- the termination of the relationship and ancillary matters
including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and
parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody
and visitation, child support awards).
This list is by no means dispositive of the potential issues that
come through the family court system. In many jurisdictions in the
United States, the family courts see the most crowded dockets. Litigants
representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the
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