What types of cases does a private family law practice handle?
Family law disputes that are handled in the judicial system include: divorce, separation, adoption, child custody, visitation rights, financial settlements and distribution of assets, domestic violence, guardianship, and child abuse and neglect.
How do I know what I am entitled to in a divorce?
The judge will then consider whether you are entitled to a divorce. If the divorce is undefended you do not have to attend court for a hearing. The judge simply looks at the paperwork. If the judge is satisfied you are entitled to a divorce, then the court will send you a Certificate of Entitlement to Decree Nisi.
Do family law attorneys handle divorce?
The term “divorce” contemplates the dissolution of marriage, but both divorce and family law attorneys typically handle matters far beyond marriage break-ups. They may handle disputes involving unmarried parties who co-habit, as well as child custody and child support matters.