The family is the basic unit of a society. As such, families are indeed important aspects of any society and there is always a need to protect and uphold their rights, interests, and safety. And every member of each family has certain rights that also need to be safeguarded consistently.
But what happens when a family is torn apart, as is the usual case when parents decide to separate and get divorced? Most of the time, families that are experiencing some personal troubles and upheavals do not get any help or interference from the local authorities of the state where they live in.
Again, this is the same situation when parents decide to separate. The couple will simply enlist the services of a divorce or annulment lawyer to make sure that both parties, and their children, if they have any, have their rights protected and defended properly and that all can still continue living their lives regularly even if the parents will separate.
When it comes to family law, lawyers have different specializations, divorce and annulment just being one of them. Below are the specific legal areas that family lawyers commonly specialize in and that families usually require the services of:
Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage
Divorce cases have been on the rise since the early ’90s. Couples who decide to separate legally need a divorce lawyer so that their application for the dissolution of their marriage can be properly filed and to make sure that the rights and interests of both parties are properly recognized and safeguarded.
Any kind of domestic abuse, which can be experienced by the spouse and/or the children, is a very serious, delicate and major case. A family lawyer will protect the rights of each family member who has been a victim of violence. A lawyer who specializes in family violence will not only ensure that the abuse victim receives justice that he or she deserves but also any assistance they need such as psychological counseling and physical or medical treatment to make sure that they can get back to their feet and live the rest of their lives in peace and in health.
Lawyers specializing in this legal area will help parents or even a single person who wishes to lawfully adopt a child within or outside their country of residence. They will provide legal advice and representation and prepare all documents needed by the interested parties to properly process and successfully complete this quite complicated and taxing matter.
Child support lawyers will help clients, a parent or the child, receive financial support or payments, which is their basic right, as a result of the end of parents’ marriage. Experts in this legal matter will make sure that this is arranged properly and that the receipt of this benefit is continuous, as stated in the agreement or contract during the divorce proceedings.