One of the most important and wide-ranging areas covered by the discipline of family law is the relationship between parents and children. The matters dealt with in this area run the gamut from child custody to paternity and adoption. Cases can often be both legally complex and emotionally taxing, especially for the children involved, which is why it is vital to allow an experienced and objective family law attorney to handle them.
Child custody cases
Child custody is the most common matter disputed in family court. There are often numerous obstacles blocking the way to a favorable settlement, as parents no longer trust each other and can become combative. A careful balance between the dictates of the legal guidelines and the parents’ conduct, decisions, and agreements is needed to bring these matters to a desirable conclusion. Courts will always prioritize the children’s needs, and it is incumbent on parents and their legal counsel to prove that they are also acting with this in mind.
Other family law matters
Family law is not limited to child custody. Paternity is another common subject raised in family court. Family lawyers can also assist in cases where children choose to terminate their parents’ parental rights, i.e., emancipation. More recently, LGBT issues and their effect on family relationships have also become important in family law. The field has been evolving rapidly since the beginning of the 21st century, and laws and regulations continuously shift, making it very important to seek an attorney’s advice.
The family law attorneys at Westover Law Group have decades of collective experience in legal matters relating to the parent-child relationship. Contact us for assistance with your child custody, paternity, and other family law needs.