If you think you may need a family lawyer, you may want to know exactly what does a family lawyer do. Most legal matters involving families with children, especially divorce, a family lawyer can address.
Family law mediates mainly in divorce, child support proceedings, persons in need of supervision and adoption. A clear example of what does a family lawyer do is when a child’s parents divorce and remarry. In the event the step parent seeks custody from the biological parent, the family lawyer would mediate.
Specialties a child custody attorney or child support attorney practice fall under family law practice. You can ask a family lawyer questions concerning child custody and child support, as ultimately child support hearings determine which parent gets child custody, though these are also questions to ask a divorce lawyer.
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If you’ve just started researching California spousal support basics (or, if you need a refresher), this article will get you started in the right direction. However, if you need specific advice about your individual situation, it’s likely in your best interests to consult with a qualified family law attorney. In the meantime, it will help you to know…
Spousal Support is NOT Automatic
In California, spousal support is not automatic. If you need it, you must ask for it.
After you file your petition for dissolution (initial divorce papers), file your request for temporary spousal support immediately. If you don’t, you may miss out on several months of payments.
In addition, when you consult with your family law attorney, be sure to let him or her know if you want to explore permanent spousal support.
Written by Robert S. Kamin. To read the full article, click here. For more information on family law attorneys, visit our website http://www.jwbrookslaw.com
Some child support payments in Maryland could soon go up – a change that state Human Resources Secretary Brenda Donald called “long overdue.”
For the first time in two decades, lawmakers are poised to revise the guidelines that courts use to set child support when divorcing or unmarried parents cannot agree on an amount. Those guidelines are based on household expense data from the 1970s, and although they accommodate rising incomes, advocates say they don’t account for the escalating costs of raising a child.
Human Resources officials estimate there are about 500,000 child support orders in Maryland – a mix of private agreements and court cases.
Written by Julie Bykowicz. To read the full article, click here. For more information on family law attorneys, visit our website http://www.jwbrookslaw.com
OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA – Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience. Being forced to pay alimony to your former spouse can be an unpleasant monthly reminder of the chapter you’ve fought to close. But continuing to pay alimony to a former spouse who’s moved on and is being supported by someone else? That is like rubbing salt in a wound for some.
Recently we’ve had a couple of clients who found themselves in this situation and we’re happy to report that the outcome for our clients was favorable. We successfully reduced the amount of spousal support they were required to pay. But these scenarios raise some common questions, which we’re addressing in this article.
Written by John Griffith. To read the full article, click here. For more information on family law attorneys, visit our website http://www.jwbrookslaw.com
The Texas Family Code states that a person is entitled to receive spousal maintenance if the person can prove that the other spouse was convicted of or received deferred adjudication for a criminal offense that constitutes family violence. The act of family violence has to have been committed against the other spouse or a child of the other spouse and the act of family violence has to have been committed during the marriage within than two years before filing for divorce or while the divorce action was pending.
An interesting question was posed regarding this provision of the statute; “Does the act of family violence have to have occurred during the two years preceding the divorce or does the spouse have to have been convicted of or received deferred adjudication for family violence within two years prior to filing for divorce?”
Written by Katie Lewis. To read the full article, click here. For more information on family law attorneys, visit our website http://www.jwbrookslaw.com
TALLAHASSEE Florida lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott a bill Thursday that would drastically overhaul the state’s alimony laws, reforming payments that opponents say have been critical to ex-spouses — mostly women — who are trying to rebuild their lives after the breakup of their marriage.
SB 718, approved by lawmakers by an 85-31 vote, would end permanent alimony, cap alimony awards based on a person’s income and the length of the marriage and make it easier for an ex-spouse to terminate or lower alimony payments upon retirement. It also gives parents equal custody of any children in the marriage.
Written by Kathleen Haughney and Lisa Huriash. To read the full article, click here. For more information on family law attorneys, visit our website http://www.jwbrookslaw.com
If you could choose only one word to describe the experience of divorce, which word would you pick?
It’s not an easy task, but when we took the prompt to our readers on Facebook and Twitter recently, they drew from experience and offered up a wide range of definitions. While some said a split was “sobering” and “trying,” others adopted a more positive outlook — “pivotal,” one said, while a reader on Facebook likened divorce to rebirth.
Click through the slides below to read all of the answers, then head to the comments and let us know which word you’d pick to define divorce.
Written by Huffington Post. To read the full article, click here. For more information on family law attorneys, visit our website http://www.jwbrookslaw.com