Family Law 101

The term family law is loosely thrown around on the internet, in the legal field, and by individuals.  Just what does the term family law mean, and what areas of law it is comprised of?
The term family law, according to www.findlaw.com, is defined as:
Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody, among others. … Some family law attorneys even specialize in adoption, paternity, emancipation, or other matters not usually related to divorce.

What is a Family Law Firm?

Family law attorneys, and paralegals, are extremely important.  Having a skilled family law legal team can make a significant difference in the outcome of your divorce, child custody, maternity, paternity, or adoption issues.  Given the gravamen of the importance of these issues, it is vital that you are open and honest with your attorney and do not withhold any facts, even if you feel they may work against you.  It is best to address these difficult issues head-on with your counsel.  Communication is always a key factor in any instance when you have to hire an attorney.
On the flip side, it is important that your attorney have solid people and communication skills, as well as a certain level of compassion.  In addition, your attorney needs to possess good analytical, written, oral, and time management skills.  They must also possess a solid understanding of the law.
What types of cases do family law attorneys handle?  There are many different types, but the main ones include marriage, divorce, name change, custody, paternity, child support, emancipation, prenuptial agreements, and child welfare issues.

How can an Attorney Help Me?

A reputable family law attorney is a valuable tool in assisting you with negotiations, settling out of court, and resolving issues in a fair and equitable manner.  By doing so, can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration.
Utah Code outlines the legal determination and grounds for family law issues such as divorce, child support, property distribution, and child visitation, just to scratch the surface.   It is important to have a basic understanding of what Utah will allow or not allow, as well as the particular facts of your case will be looked at.  Despite the intricate details outlined under Utah Code, there is no adequate substitution for not hiring a family law attorney to assist you. Call one of our attorneys and receive a free consultation today.

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