Family law attorneys are trained in many areas of law, so they can represent clients in court cases, write contracts, and much more. They also provide legal advice on personal and family-related matters, such as divorce, child custody, and other issues.

Here are five ways a lawyer can help you if you are facing a family law matter.

  1. Understand your rights. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel threatened or unsafe, you should always contact a lawyer immediately. A lawyer can help you understand what rights you have under the law and what steps you should take next. You should never try to handle a situation involving violence or threats alone.
  2. Know the law. A good lawyer will help you understand the law so you can make informed decisions. They will also explain the legal process to you so you can better prepare yourself for any hearings or trials.
  3. File your forms. There are many legal forms associated with divorce, child custody and other family law related issues. A lawyer can help you understand, complete, and file these forms so that you are compliant with the court and don’t miss any important deadlines. 
  4. Represent you in court. A family law attorney can represent you and your interests in court if you are facing divorce, child custody or another family law issue. Some attorneys also specialize in certain areas of family law, such as adoption, divorce, or domestic violence. 
  5. Negotiate. If you are going through a divorce, adoption, child custody battle, or another family law issue, an attorney can help you negotiate contracts and resolve disputes. They can serve as an intermediary between you and the other party, ensuring that the final outcome protects your interests. 

This blog does not constitute legal advice. For assistance with a family law case or to get more information, reach out to Sandoval Family Law today.