Many people are familiar with a family lawyer for divorces. In fact, when most people think of a family lawyer they equate it to divorces. Although family attorneys handle a lot of divorces, they are also able to handle a good deal of other cases as well. Here are some other things that family attorneys do as well.
Adoptions are one of the most rewarding cases a family attorney can do. If you are adopting a child, you will need to meet with an attorney. The attorney will help to ensure you are a foster parent, all of the state requirements are met, and that the child's biological parents have terminated their parental rights.They will then represent you in court when the time comes to make the adoption final. Since there are so many different legal requirements that must be met before you can legally adopt a child, you should meet with an attorney early about your adoption.
2. Prenuptial Agreements
Since divorce rates are so high, it is important that you are realistic about the possibility of divorce. Many people make the choice to get a prenuptial agreement before they take their wedding vows. For many individuals this is a great idea. If you have children from a previous relationship, you have a good deal of wealth, or if you have been married before, you should consider getting a prenuptial agreement.
A family attorney is uniquely prepared to help you construct a prenuptial agreement that will protect you and your interests. Since the family attorney has seen so much divorce, they know what to include in the agreement so that it is thorough and will protect you in the case that the marriage dissolves.
3. Domestic Violence
If you have been the victim of domestic violence or know of someone who is in a dangerous situation, you should talk to a family attorney about getting the individual to safety and protecting the victim's rights. The family attorney can help to get the children and spouse out of a dangerous situation, can issue a restraining order and can help them get in a safe situation while protecting them legally. A family attorney can also help you put evidence together to give to the state prosecutor if charges are filed and there is a criminal case against the abuser.
As it has been shown, family attorneys do much more than just divorce and can handle any of your needs with legal issues pertaining to the family and marriage. For more information, contact Knollmeyer Law Office or a similar firm.