It may be a misconception among readers of this Louisiana legal blog that family law attorneys only handle divorces. While divorce is a common reason that individuals may seek the counsel of attorneys who work in this field, family law encompasses much more than just ending marriages. It can cover the creation of new family relationships, the modification of agreements that govern family interactions and more.
Consider, for example, all of the issues that occur along with the separation of two unmarried parents. The individuals were never married and therefore have no legal relationship to break, but they do share children. They must therefore work out how they will share the custody of their kids, how they will jointly provide for their kids’ emotional and financial needs and how they will make changes to those support and custody matters when the need arises.
In addition, family law attorneys may be needed when families hope to grow their numbers through adoption. Whether a family wishes to adopt a child from a domestic or international organization, or a step-parent wants to adopt their spouse’s kids so that they may formalize their bonds, a family law attorney can ease them through the many legal steps that are required to effectuate these processes.
Family law attorneys serve many different legal needs in the lives of their clients. Our local firm offers a comprehensive family law practice to individuals who require support for their divorces and the many other family-related issues that may pose challenges in their lives. The attorneys of the firm are accepting new clients and interested readers may learn more about their firm through its family law web page.