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.
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 that a family lawyer does is help people through the whole divorce process. 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, your home, and everything that 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 a guardianship in place. You should decide who should get your kids.
You also need to set up something so that they will be financially taken care of. Your family lawyer will help you set this up so that your children will be well taken care of.
You are looking into adoption.
If you want to grow your family through adoption, you are going to need a family lawyer to make sure that everything is done legally. You don’t want to have to worry about losing your child if the mother changes her mind in a few years. You also should get to 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 are interested in getting either a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you will see a family lawyer to set this up. He or she will make sure that you are protected, especially if you are bringing a lot into the marriage. If you got married without a prenuptial agreement, your lawyer will help you set up a postnuptial 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.
If you are going through a rough time and need someone on your side, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will be glad to talk to you about your options so you can decide the best way to proceed.