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Family law refers to the rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit. While some family law matters may be handled without legal counsel, issues such as divorce, adoption, and child custody typically require the skill and expertise of a competent attorney such as Stanley M. Silver.
Legal matters and civil procedures involving family members’ financial responsibilities, custodial rights, and legal status are included in this area of law, which involves:
- Marriage, including same-sex marriage
- Civil unions and domestic partnerships
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Divorce and alimony
- Property settlement
- Termination of parental rights
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Adoption and foster care
- Parental liability and emancipation
- Reproductive rights
- Certain criminal matters (domestic violence and child abuse)
Many types of disputes fall into the broad category of family law, and many people who would not typically have any dealings with the judicial system will have domestic relations disputes at some time in their lives.
When a couple gets married, they form a partnership that exists until either one party dies or the marriage is dissolved in a divorce. The state of Florida has an interest in protecting and maintaining its citizens and the process that regulates divorce in the state.
Persons who are considering marriage in Florida may enter into a written agreement that will determine the economic issues between them should the marriage fail. These prenuptial agreements may create a special contract between the parties that can structure the financial aspects of the couple’s divorce.
Although a prenuptial agreement cannot contain an agreement against child support or temporary financial support while the divorce pends, it can set forth specific distribution plans for assets, liabilities, and spousal support if the marriage does not work out. If circumstances change after the divorce, these issues may be modified through later court proceedings.
If you are facing a family law issue in Winter Park, Florida, don’t go it alone. Contact Stanley M. Silver, Attorney at Law, P.A. online or call 407-869-1616 to schedule your free initial case evaluation today.