Family law covers many diverse but, related aspects of family relationships. Some of the more common family law issues include:
1. Prenuptial Agreements. A contract between two parties who intend to marry. The contract sets forth terms of actions that require cooperation during the marriage as well as terms that will be applied if a divorce is sought at a later time.
2. Divorce. A lawsuit to end a marriage. Whether by agreement or as a result of litigation, a divorce will divide assets, assign responsibility for debts, address any issues of claims of a party to need alimony after the divorce, and determine the parenting rights and responsibilities of each party for any children born or adopted during the marriage. Child custody orders will include time-sharing rights, financial obligations, and decision-making procedures.
3. Domestic Violence. Family law attorneys also deal with domestic violence. Domestic violence cases often be a precursor to divorce. Orders are designed to protect an abused family member from future abuse. A domestic violence protection order against a person can have a substantial impact on their future employment opportunities.
4. Step-Parent Adoption. Some new spouses seek to adopt their stepchildren. This can be done with the consent of the biological parent. It can also be accomplished over the biological parent’s objection in some circumstances. Children over the age of 12 years must also give consent. Upon completion of the process, a new birth certificate is issued.
5. Last Will And Testament. A family law attorney can prepare a Last Will and Testament. A will is necessary to administer a person’s estate in accordance with their wishes upon their death. An attorney can provide advice on how to title real property and financial accounts for the purpose of avoiding lengthy probate proceedings. For large estates or complicated trusts, it is best to contact an attorney who specializes in Trusts and Estates. The same rule applies to lawyers who do estate work in staying away from Family Law and child custody matters.
Family Lawyer in Pensacola Florida
A family attorney in Pensacola, Florida deals with cases in the Family Law and Juvenile Division. Sometimes a case is heard by a Judge and sometimes by a Magistrate. All of the cases fall under the more general description of being “civil” in nature.
From representing a client in court to providing divorce mediation services in order to resolve issues regarding the division of property or child custody, support, and visitation. A divorce lawyer or attorney is often necessary, although not required, in a divorce process.
Timothy J. Nusser P.A., based in Pensacola FL, deals with all aspects of family law. He can provide advice, appear before the Court as your legal counsel or participate in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings such as mediation.
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