Family Law can be a hard and emotional topic for a lot of people. It can be especially hurtful if you harbor passionate Christian beliefs about topics like divorce. Many important decisions will have to be made including decisions about child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, community property, etc. as well as decisions regarding what role religion will play in the lives of your children. Sometimes, one parent may insist that the children attend weekly church meetings and the other may be against such an arrangement. An attorney will be able to help you get the representation you need to make sure your family law case is handled and that your children are raised with the values and principles that are important to you. Contact a Christian Family Law attorney in Mesa AZ to get started.
What kind of cases does a family law attorney take?
Family lawyers take all types of cases. They are lawyers that specialize in family law. They can represent either the male or female spouse in a divorce, annulment, legal separation or paternity. The partner who files to dissolve the marriage initiates the divorce. They usually cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for seeking a divorce. Those differences may include infidelity, abuse, addiction, imprisonment, and abandonment.
To cope with these complex challenges to their marriage, couples seek help from counselors or religious advisors before filing for divorce to see if they are ready to end their relationship permanently. Once an initiative petition is filed, both parties have to wait out a mandatory cooling-off period before another petition can be filed. The cooling-off period, which varies by state, gives the parties a month or two to rethink their decision and reconcile. If no such reconciliation occurs, then one partner can file a second divorce petition in court. This starts the legal process for ending a marriage in most cases.
Different types of cases handled by family law attorneys:
The practice area of family law has many sub-specialties, including:
· Child custody and visitation rights
· Alimony and property division arrangements when spouses divorce
· Third-party custody disputes when an unmarried couple separates and one person wants parental rights over the child/ren of that relationship but has not adopted them
· Adoption of a child by a stepparent or third party
· Domestic violence and spousal abuse
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