Family law is an area of law that deals with matters of the family. This may include but may not be limited to divorce, guardianship, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, parental rights, child support and child custody.
Just like any other contract, marriage is an agreement between two parties. So many people think of family law and the ending of relationships as one and the same. It is not. Family law can and often should be involved before you enter into a more binding relationship. In our society most families are blended families. Any new family has a plethora of challenges to overcome. As parents of children we always want to make sure our children have what they need in the event of any major life change whether it be marriage, divorce, or even death. Before you marry and become a blended family, you should talk to an attorney about prenuptial agreements and what’s best in your situation. You also may have a Last Will and Testament that provides for your family, but that Will should now include changes that consider your new family.
However, as you guessed it, many family units in Pennsylvania and New Jersey do not work out to be happily ever after as originally intended. Separations happen and often times involve child custody and support matters. Divorces can be simple or they can be more complex. Will you be getting alimony, paying it? Will you have full custody, partial custody or shared custody? Will you pay child support or will you receive it?
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