What Kinds of Cases Do Family Lawyers Handle?
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What Kinds of Cases Do Family Lawyers Handle?

Family Law is a branch of law dealing with all family relations, including marriage, de facto relationships, divorce, and children. They also involve cases with minors who need protection from parents or guardians. These laws are complex and multifaceted, therefore, should be explicitly handled by family lawyers. Legal professionals understand that family issues are complicated and can be emotionally painful for everyone involved, and need to be delicately handled.

 Here we list the various cases a family lawyer handles:

Divorce Cases

A divorce is one of the most stressful yet common family issues taken to Court. The couple’s entire family often becomes involved, and the emotions run high, making it difficult to come to a mutually agreeable settlement.

In such cases, family lawyers can become your mediators and give you legal advice, ensuring your rights and assets are safeguarded during the divorce. If the need arises, they also take the case to trial in a court of law.

Paternity and Child Custody

When parents get separated, children bear the brunt as they are unable to care for themselves. That’s why, in such situations, laws have been created to protect children. Child custody is another aspect of family law wherein both parents agree on how to take care of their children in case of divorce or separation.

A family lawyer can help you gain custody and visitation rights for your children in case of a divorce.

Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence also falls under the pertinence of family law. A family lawyer can help you get legal protection against the abuser and advise you on the legal actions you can take to protect yourself. They can also assist you in Court in domestic violence cases.

De Facto Relationships

A De Facto Relationship is a relationship between two people of the same or different sex who live together as couples but are not married or in a civil union. But such relationships also come under the umbrella of family law. Even in a De Facto Relationship, problems can arise, and you may need the help of a family lawyer to handle separation, domestic violence, and child custody issues. 

Represent you in Court

Sometimes there is no reasoning between parties involved in a legal matter, and the case comes to Court. A family lawyer can represent you in Court for any litigations against you in such situations.

Child Support Matters

When a couple gets separated, it is the responsibility of both parents to take care of children. Child support is a legal way of ensuring that both partners contribute financially to child care. A family lawyer can help you make the legal arrangements to get regular child support payments from your partner. A family lawyer can also help you reduce the child support amount if you struggle financially.

About FEDOROV Family Lawyers

If you are looking for a trusted family lawyer to handle your legal issues in the Gold Coast region, look no further than FEDOROV Family Lawyers. We specialize in family law, divorce cases, wills and estates, and domestic violence cases. You can reach out to us at 1300 768 719 or fill out our online contact form to know more.