The experienced attorneys at Contreras Firm have represented clients in a vast array of family law issues, from divorce and child custody rights, to child support, paternity issues, and adoption. Since family law matters always hit so close to home, having a strong and trusted legal professional by your side is a guaranteed way to ensure your loved ones are properly protected and represented throughout the entire process.
What is Family law?
Family Law is a legal practice that focuses on issues involving familial relationships, such as divorce, adoption, paternity, and child custody, among others.
Reasons to Hire a Family Law Attorney
Most family lawyers represent clients in divorce proceedings and other matters related to divorce. But family law is a relatively broad practice area, including such issues as foster care and reproductive rights. Since family law matters hit so close to home, having a trusted legal professional by your side can help you ensure your loved ones are properly represented and protected during any legal process.
Different Types of Family Law:
Prenuptial / Postnuptial Agreements
The most common reasons to hire a family law attorney include:
Divorce: Each partner hires his or her own attorney, who will help devise a settlement plan in order to avoid a trial. Divorce attorneys typically are skilled at dividing marital property, calculating spousal support, and proposing a plan for child custody, visitation, and support (if applicable).
Child Custody / Child Support: Court orders and settlement agreements involving both custody and support usually are included in the larger divorce case, but may be revisited as conditions change. For instance, child support may be altered after the non-custodial parent’s financial situation changes.
Paternity: In most cases, paternity cases are filed by the mother in an effort to secure child support payments from an absent father. But sometimes biological fathers file for paternity in order to have a relationship with their child. Paternity typically is determined through DNA testing.
Adoption / Foster Care: Adoption is a complex process that differs according to the type of adoption, where the child is from, variances in state laws, and other factors. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a family law attorney. Foster parents sometimes adopt their foster children, but the foster process does not necessarily require legal representation.
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Ricardo Contreras is always respectful and shows he cares about families wellbeing. He made it possible for me to see my Son with more time than I expected.