Family Law is a specialty that not all lawyers have experience in. If you are going through a divorce and having issues with custody you want to find an attorney that knows family law. This field of law can be complicated so make sure you find somebody that you feel comfortable with can do the right job for you. Domestic issues whether it is divorce or child custody touches just about every social class, whether you are wealthy or you are poor. This type of law deals with many issues that come up with in a marriage. You may be having an issue with your acts and getting proper custody of your children, a good family lawyer can help you with your rights.
If you are thinking about it not being a child you will also need a family lawyer who has experience to draw up the papers that you need. Also you can consult with this type of attorney to make sure you go through the right processes in finding a new child. There have also been cases where a family lawyer with needed to get involved when a child was a abducted from their biological parent.
I was asked by a law student this question when I spoke as an alumnus for my school’s grad party. This was my answer:
When I was in school, my professor told me to become a criminal lawyer because I was good in handling conflicts. With a background in psychology, I was destined for just that, or so I thought. When I got hired by my uncle’s firm, I got a divorce case as my first case ever. I did so well with my first case so my uncle got me more divorce cases whenever they were filed. I couldn’t turn them down because I won’t be paid if I don’t get cases. This went on for a good 2 years, and when I finally got on my own feet, I was already experienced with divorce cases.
Another firm hired me as their “go-to” guy for divorces because they knew of my reputation. 20 odd years later, I’m now one of the best divorce attorneys in the state. To answer your question in advance, I am still happily married to my wife and our marriage is intact.
I guess you could say that when you work with the law, you don’t really have a choice as to what will be offered on your plate. You just have to pucker up and get things over with.
A great divorce lawyer is someone who’s able to make the transition to a divorced life a lot easier. It’s not about getting the most out of child-care custody or alimony, but rather, it’s about making sure that your rights as a husband or wife stay protected throughout the duration of the process. For example, a husband that has been found in violation of the pre-nuptial agreement needs to be sanctioned properly by the court and the only way to accomplish that is to have a great divorce lawyer by your side.
Another thing that makes a great divorce lawyer is that you get what needs to be taken properly. For example, a wife that needs custody of the children taken away from her deadbeat husband can succeed in the divorce hearing without having to resort to illegal measures (blackmail or extortion).
Lastly, a great divorce lawyer makes sure that everything is still taken care of even after the proceedings. He or she will make sure that you get your alimony or child care cheques, and he or she will make sure that you also carry your end of the bargain so that you won’t have to suffer the legal consequences.
Divorce lawyers often receive questions about alimony, including what it is and how someone can receive it. The answers to these questions vary greatly from state to state and between cases. Your divorce attorney will work with the courts and opposing council to determine if you qualify, for how much, and under what circumstances you can collect it. The one constant is what alimony (also called spousal support) is — the transfer of money from the higher-income party to the party with low or no income in order to limit the effects of a divorce or separation.
How Is Spousal Support Calculated?
This area of family law is a grey area for divorce lawyers. The exact amount is determined by the courts. However, some may take the ‘The Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act’ into consideration. One of the main factors your divorce attorney and the court will consider is how old you and your former spouse are as well as the physical, emotional, and financial states of both sides. The length of time the two of you were married and the standard of living the two of you had at that time also enters into consideration. Finally, the courts will decide how able your former partner is to make the payments. The goal is to find a balance between the needs of the two sides rather than to break one side or the other.
How Long Do The Payments Last?
Like the actual dollar amount, the length of the payments and corresponding court order depends purely on the courts and what kind of information each divorce attorney brings to light during the case. However, it will ultimately depend on how long it will take the lower income party to make enough of an income that he or she can live unsupported. This could be for the duration of a degree, a certain number of months to give that person enough time to find a job and build up savings, or until the lower income party remarries. Death on either side doesn’t necessarily make a difference either — payments can be made or paid to the others estate for various reasons.
Isn’t Alimony Strictly For Women?
Years ago, men made most if not all of the income in the household. For this reason, it was very rare for divorce lawyers to get alimony for a husband. Today, however, women have become more independent and often make more than their spouses make. This has led to the increase in the numbers of ex-husbands receiving payments as well as the number of men assuming full-custody of their children.