Things You Should Know About Family Law

Usually when people think about the term ‘family law’, they automatically assume that it involves divorce. However, family law also involves other family matters such as adoption, custody, visitation, civil partnerships and much more. It is not just limited to divorce and marriage.

It is important that you hire a family attorney that is experienced and is also competent enough to solve problems through negotiations and settlements. This way it will save a lot of your time as the cases of family law are quite complex and if a lawsuit is filed it can take quite a lot of time. It is better that you hire an attorney that specializes in a specific niche of the family law. For instance, some lawyers practice all sorts of niche involved in the family law, however, some practice only the cases that involve the custody of children, or divorce. If you hire an attorney of a specific niche this will save a lot of time as your case will move at a faster pace.

Here are certain things regarding family law that you should be aware of:


There are two types of divorces that take place, i.e. contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce the couple needs to resolve all the issues between them, while in case of uncontested divorce the couple has already resolved all the issues and agree to go for settlement outside of court for child custody and visitation.

Child Support

With divorce, the problems of child custody and support arise. Each state has a different law regarding the child support, however, the parent who does not get the custody of the child still has to pay for child support, the amount is varied according to the state.