Family law deals with those matters that affect families, children, marriages, and the like, and as such, it is a very important area of the law. Family law matters have a way of becoming very complicated very quickly, which makes having an experienced family law attorney in Inverness on your side critical.
Family law is a very broad branch of the law, but some of the most common concerns that it deals with include:
Each of these can have important ramifications for you and your children and require careful attention.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements (which are like prenuptial contracts but are entered into after the couple marries) have something of a bad reputation, but they can play an important role in a marriage – without increasing the risk of divorce by any measure. These contractual agreements can be especially useful for second marriages when either party has the inheritance rights of a child from a previous relationship to consider. Further, the more complicated and/or substantial your separate property or debt is, the more beneficial a prenuptial agreement is likely to be.
While paternity is automatically established if the parents are married at the time of a child’s birth, this isn’t the case if the couple isn’t married (even if they are a couple). For births outside of marriage, paternity must be established (by various means that depend upon the situation). Ultimately, proving paternity benefits everyone involved by allowing father and child to foster a deeper relationship, by increasing the child’s financial support, and by bestowing specific beneficial legal rights on the child.
The terms you arrive at during the course of your divorce – whether you and your divorcing spouse hammered them out or the court handed them down – may no longer be relevant to your evolving lives. As children age, parenting time schedules can become obsolete, for example, and modifications are often necessary. In fact, modifications can be sought for child custody arrangements, child support, and even alimony. The division of marital property, however, is a one-and-done deal for which modifications are not available. Pursuing your modification (whatever it is for) through the court – even if you and your ex are in agreement – is the best path forward.
If you are facing a family law concern, the compassionate family law attorneys at SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, in Inverness focus their practice on helping clients like you obtain favorable case resolutions that support their rights and work for them. Our dedicated legal team is on your side and standing by to help – so please don’t wait to contact us today for more information about what we can do for you.