Many people ask themselves, "what is family law?". Family Law is any legal issue that may pertain to your family when going through a divorce or separation. This area of law often comes into play when you are going through a divorce with your spouse. When you hire a lawyer for family law they can assist you with any legal issue that may arise during the dissolution process. When divorcing custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and division or property are prominent issues that can arise. During a divorce issues of domestic violence may also arise. If domestic violence is occurring or you feel that you or your children are in danger you will want to request a restraining orders. Restraining order requests can be made by the attorney on your behalf. When consulting with an attorney you will want to clarify the process of requesting a restraining order, how long it will take to obtain and what duration the restraining order will be for.
If you are to hire a lawyer to assist you with your family law matter they will explain the entire process and answer any questions that you may have along the way. It is also important to know what your alternatives are. Mediation is a more affordable alternative to the divorce process. Mediation must be voluntary for both parties. The goal of mediation is to reach an amicable agreement in regards to the divorce issues. Make sure to conduct substantial research before proceeding with divorce or mediation.
If you are considering hiring an Attorney, but are not sure if you can afford one, contact and set up an appointment with our divorce lawyers, so they may review your case. Call at (714) 665-6600 to schedule your free 1-hour in office consultation with a divorce lawyer.