Family Law Overview
Family law is the legal specialty that focuses on many family-related matters. Divorce is one of the most common family law issues with spousal support, child support and child custody often being related matters. Adoptions, dependency, guardianships, severance of parental rights are also common realms of family law but classified under Juvenile Law. Family law professionals are here to help you navigate through the emotional and psychological aspects of family law concerns. We are also there to help preserve the various areas of your life touched by family law matters such as tax issues, financial planning, both long and short term, and estate concerns. Our goal at Lara Law Group is to help preserve your lifestyle as the family law issues involving you are addressed.
You may also hear divorce referred to as marriage dissolution. This is the termination of a marriage partnership which removes all marital responsibilities from both parties. It cancels the bond and legal obligations created by the act of marriage. Divorces are complicated matters and can also involve spousal support, child custody and child support, the distribution of property, community property, divorce decrees, and the division of debt. Divorces are rarely simple and they are often very emotional. We can help you look at matters clearly when the emotional aspects prevent you from seeing the best choices. Our goal is to help you get through the divorce quickly and safely before it becomes a long battle, affecting your life, and perhaps the lives of your children. It is important that you have a trusted divorce lawyer by your side during this difficult process.
If you have children, a divorce can become even more emotional. You and your spouse have the ability in a divorce to agree on a compromise as to who has the children primarily and the visitation rights of the other parent. Unfortunately, differences in parenting beliefs and the emotionally charged nature of a divorce often prevent couples from coming to this agreement. When that happens, the court will decide the best course of action for the children. We will help you create a parenting plan, modification of parenting plan and or child custody.
This is the regular payment of money to the parent who has the children, or custodial parent, by the parent who has visitation rights, or the non-custodial parent. There are times when the custodial parent may be required to pay the non-custodial parent. The child support decision is based on what will be best for the children. The Lara Law Group, PLC can assist you in establishing and/or defending a request for child support.
This is also known as alimony, spousal support, and is a legal obligation to make regular payments to a person’s spouse after the divorce. It is a way of providing financial support. Not all divorces result in spousal maintenance being paid, especially when both partners have steady employment and similar incomes. It is a way for one person to continue a way of life that would be seriously jeopardized by the absence of the other person’s income. For instance, a spouse who decided to leave the workforce to stay home with the children may have difficulty finding work that would let them maintain a similar lifestyle after the divorce.
Adoption is a very difficult process and can last several years without the proper representation. Adoption involves many different factors of law and in most instances the severance of parental rights is the first step towards the adoption process. The Professionals at The Lara Law Group, PLC can help you navigate through the process and ensure that the process runs smoothly.
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