Few professionals are vital for survival such as doctors, pastors, or psychologists and counselors, who help with physical and mental health, as well as family troubles. Accountants and tax advisors could be thrown into the mix as well as they cater for financial stability, which is crucial to wellbeing. Some could even argue you need much than that. An average person can cook and handle basic care for survival. However, in this modern world, with government policies, complex regulations, advanced diseases, and the gradual neglect for a healthy lifestyle, one also needs a skilled professional like a lawyer. An aspect of the legal system is called Family law, and those legal professionals that deal with this area of law are referred to as Family lawyers. Family lawyers are more focused on marital issues such as marriages, civil unions, divorce, prenuptial agreements, annulments, cohabitation, and cases like custody issues. Also, a family lawyer is involved in soliciting for the financial support of a divorced spouse, property settlements, paternity issues, bigamy, domestic abuse, and child abuse.
Most successful lawyers possess great people skills. This quality is important to be developed to become an effective advocate. A lawyer is also capable of practicing as the following: An attorney Attorney-at-law A barrister A barrister-at-law A bar-at-law Counselors A counselor-at-law Some of them are also solicitors Some work as a public servant - preparing, interpreting and applying the law
Just as the name implies, the lawyers are focused on the family and the institution of marriage. They can either to represent the family as the attorney in legal issues involving a member of the family and in some cases, they are only there for either the husband or the wife. There are also cases of family lawyers mediating for child protection cases, adoption laws and controversies, and fighting for child support for children from broken marriages. The famous Hollywood power couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, was divorced a while back as the Angelina filed for divorce, but that was only the beginning of the acrimony. There has been fierce custody battle and allegation of child support negligence on the part of Brad Pitt, which he has denied with proof claiming that it was only a way of manipulating the media against him. The Mr. & Mrs. Smith stars have been using family lawyers to represent them in the custody case. Most family lawyers are divorce suit specialists while some are primarily skilled in dealing with custody cases, or adoption suits. Moreover, the majority are skilled in representing clients in a combination of those areas. The need to be well vast in significant areas of family law for lawyers is because they deal with a variety of cases like contract negotiation, handling legal documents, and cases of litigation.
Divorce is never an easy process, it can be exhausting regarding time spent, financial implication, and emotional duress, so you want to be familiar with few issues when meeting with your legal counsel. Below are key issues you need to raise with your attorney: The financial implication of the services of the divorce lawyer A basic understanding of the divorce process The issue of child custody Division of properties owned during the marriage Insight about the concept and regulation of alimony peculiar to your State
Fair Spousal Support or Alimony How to Qualify for an Annulment Annulment differs from divorce because unlike divorce, which ends the marriage, annulment simply states that it never occurred legally. Some places have a stipulated period annulment can be filed, but consult a family lawyer, and they will be educated on the requirements for the annulment procedure. In order for one to qualify for an annulment, irrefutable proof of the following needs to be presented to the court: Preexisting marriage Mental incapacity or being underage Marriage between close relatives Marriage under fraudulent circumstances such as a spouse with a false identity unbeknownst to the other partner Marriage under duress Sham marriages did to deceive a government or corporate entity Unconsummated marriages Some things are just difficult to manage. Personally, it’s either that personal bias becomes a problem, or the skill is lacking totally. Lawyers have been a part of the society for quite a while now, and it can be traced to as far back as the Middle Ages. Lawyers are knowledgeable people who are diverse in the laws of the land, policies, and they know their way around convincing people to see their perspectives on matters. There are different types of lawyers, and thanks to TV dramas, we have been able to see quite a few of the — popular drama series like “How to get away with murder,” “Suits” starring the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle – the wife of Prince Harry of England. Other notable drama series about lawyers or that have serious elements of lawyers are “Better call Saul,” “Scandal,” “Law & Order,” “The Split,” and the new law drama series that started in 2018 “For the People.” All those dramas among multiple ones have brought to light the way the legal system works. A family lawyer is even vital to the sustenance of a family during this millennium, as crime and violence have become more rampant. The hope of marriage is for a blissful life, but sometimes reality can be cruel, hence the need for a family attorney to ease the transition process after the separation for the good of everyone involved. References Best Lawyer Movies. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.imdb.com/list/ls053338125/ Carpenter, C. (2017). Tyrese reunites with daughter Shayla after custody battle victory. Retrieved from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5097857/Tyrese-reunites-daughter-Shayla-custody-victory.html Franco, J. (2018). Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer During the Initial Consultation. Retrieved from https://info.legalzoom.com/questions-ask-divorce-lawyer-during-initial-consultation-20651.html Gifted (2017). (2017). Retrieved from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4481414/plotsummary Griffiths, E. (2018). Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s court case: new decision made on joint child custody. Retrieved from https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2018081661282/angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-six-children-custody/ How to Get Free Legal Aid in Your State | Rocket Lawyer. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.rocketlawyer.com/article/how-to-get-free-legal-aid-in-your-state.rl Law.Ubalt.Edu (2018). Retrieved from http://law.ubalt.edu/career/students/currentstudents/QUICK%20GUIDE%20TO%20FAMILY%20LAW.pdf Lawyers Facts. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.softschools.com/facts/careers/lawyers_facts/3234/ Spousal Support (Alimony) Basics – FindLaw. (2018). Retrieved from https://family.findlaw.com/divorce/spousal-support-alimony-basics.html Stevens, V. (2018). How to Be Eligible for an Annulment. Retrieved from https://info.legalzoom.com/eligible-annulment-22220.html What is Custody and Visitation Law? – FindLaw. (2018). Retrieved from https://hirealawyer.findlaw.com/choosing-the-right-lawyer/custody-and-visitation.html