Family law is a branch of law that caters to all legal matters that affect families, marriages and children. Here are examples of instances where you might require a family lawyer:
Before or After Getting Married
When getting married, you might not think that you may end up in a divorce, maybe because you trust that you will work things out and everything will be okay. But most couples tend to understand that anything can happen. It is, therefore, wise to sign a prenuptial agreement. The document highlights what should happen to your individual and marital property in case of a divorce. If you did not sign a prenuptial agreement before marriage, don't worry, you can still sign a similar document referred to as a postnuptial agreement. Hire a family lawyer who specialises in prenuptial or postnuptial agreements to help you gather the necessary documents, fill them out correctly and witness the signing.
The type of family lawyer you hire for divorce cases depends on the kind of divorce you are going through. It can be a mutually agreed divorce where you and your spouse have decided that a divorce is necessary because things won't get better or a divorce where one spouse has initiated a divorce, maybe because of cheating, falling out of love or domestic abuse.
If you fall into the first category, your divorce will run smoothly, and you only need a divorce lawyer to help you gather the documents required, fill them out correctly and lodge them. If you fall into the one-sided divorce category, your divorce may prove to be complicated and tedious; you need the guidance of a family lawyer. You and your spouse should also hire separate divorce lawyers. When hiring a divorce lawyer in this category, ensure that the lawyer specialises in one-sided divorce cases and the reason for the divorce. If the divorce comes about because of cheating, you want a divorce lawyer who specialises in cheating.
Child Custody and Property Settlement
These issues arise from one-sided divorce cases, especially where one spouse is bitter and wants to punish the other. It is essential to hire a divorce lawyer who specialises in child custody and property settlement where applicable. A court ruling on child custody and property settlement cases is usually fair because the court considers factors like the children's best interests and how you contributed to the accumulation of marital property.Share
11 February 2021
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