Families and individuals may be involved in various legal situations that fall under the umbrella of family law. Personal legal issues may require the assistance of an experienced and reputable attorney that specializes in child and family law to resolve. For example, navigating child custody or property division because of divorce are the types of interconnected problems of one family.
There are several other broad categories that are legal issues under the family law domain.
When the marriage between two parents is dissolved, or parents choose to raise their children while living apart, child custody can quickly become a delicate issue. Parents must create and agree to an arrangement where the child will spend a certain amount of time with each parent, and agree on the home where the child will live most the time.
The parents must also decide how decisions about the child’s welfare will be handled, and if they cannot come to an agreement, the court system may have to help them agree on terms that are binding.
When a married couple is contemplating dissolving their marriage, The Bayati Law Group can help with the navigation of potential issues that can arise during the divorce process.
One of the most common issues is the division of property and assets. This can be a complicated issue to resolve especially if one of the people involved is attempting to conceal assets from the other person.
The changing of emotions during the divorce process is another common issue. This can cause an already complicated process to become even more contentious. For this very reason, an unbiased legal professional can be retained to help make the divorce proceedings easier for everyone involved. The lawyer will also have knowledge of the divorce laws in your state, and this will enable them to present an effective and efficient case to the court.
Parents are responsible for providing their children with monetary assistance from the time they are born until they become an adult. In situations where the parents do not live with each other, and the child spends most of his or her time at one residence, the other parent generally pays child support to help with the expenses of taking care of the child. Typically, the individual states will set a certain amount for the noncustodial parent to pay. However, this amount is dependent on the income of that parent. The state where the child resides will enforce the payment to the parent who has custody.
If a married couple decides to divorce, one person may petition to the court that the other person continues to provide them with financial assistance. The party that pays spousal support is generally the party that has the higher income. The terms of the support will be dependent on the financial situations of both parties.
Other issues such as adoptions, emancipations and visitations can also fall under the category of family law. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process by answering questions and suggesting actions that will be in the best interest of your case.