Finding Your Family Law Attorney
In a perfect world, all disputes would be settled fairly and amicably. All parties involved would work to make sure settlements are reasonable and that everyone is satisfied. There would be no fighting, animosity, or vindictiveness. That would be quite nice, right? However, we all know the world is not perfect. It does not seem to take much for simple arguments to escalate into serious and prolonged battles. Unfortunately, people can be very selfish and only look out for their own needs. This is never more obvious than in legal matters involving families and it is often why hiring a family law attorney is a necessity.
When Should You Contact a Family Law Attorney?
A family law attorney should be consulted in any of these instances:
- Separation – If you and your spouse are having problems and it appears as though a reconciliation is unlikely, you should speak with a family law attorney as soon as you can. You need to explain the circumstances, find out what your options are, and get some advice and guidance. A family law attorney will give you the information you need on the separation process and everything that entails. Even if at this stage you are not really thinking about divorce, it is important to educate yourself on the law.
- Divorce – When divorce is imminent, a family law attorney is crucial. While you and your spouse will most likely want to get things over with as quickly as possible, divorce can be a long procedure. There are quite a few areas to think about and the law can get complicated. A family law attorney will help you navigate the legal maze and try to make things as smooth and easy as possible.
- Child Custody – While a divorce is thorny enough when kids are not involved, when they are, things become even more complex. It becomes worse when the parents can’t agree on custody parameters. If one parent does get custody, visitation then needs to be a consideration. Your family law attorney will work with your best interests in mind, as well as your children’s needs.
- Financial Support – Money is often the biggest area people fight about in legal cases. Family law is no exception. While you and your spouse may agree on which of your belongings to split up, there is the financial support to think about. If you have children, child support has to be addressed. A family law attorney will attempt to create terms that are fair for you and your children.
If any of these issues are affecting you now or could be in the near future, just get in touch with Emblem Legal. We will meet with you to talk about your situation and supply you with the information you need to make educated decisions. We know this can be a frustrating and trying time, but when we represent you, we will do everything we can to make the entire experience as painless as possible.