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Property settlements | Child Custody | Child Support | Spousal Support | Visitation | Adoption
|Family Law deals with all aspects of your legal rights and
obligations as they apply to the family
unit. It covers a vast field: marriages, annulments, divorces, separations, premarital
agreements, child support and custody, visitation rights, property division and alimony,
adoption, name changes, child discipline, establishing paternity, living together, responsibility
for damages done by other members of the family, and more. Just by reading this list you
begin to see how broad and complex this area really is.
There are two parts to every divorce. The first part is the
termination of the marital relation
Child custody is an issue only if both parents want custody of the
children. If the parents
The amount of monthly child support the parent not having custody of the children must pay is usually agreed to by the parties as part of the settlement agreement.
A marriage of a specified duration, usually ten years or more, is considered by the courts in most states to be a marriage of long duration. This designation is an important factor in establishing spousal support since the court retains the right to modify, terminate, or extend spousal support when the marriage is considered of long duration.
If you don't get custody of your children, the judge will usually give you
Adoption creates the legal relationship of parent-child where a person is
not a child's
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