What is Family Law?

While the majority of families maintain a shared domestic arrangement, a growing number of families are faced with the decision to dissolve a shared domestic connection. These situations are wrought with multiple challenges, and are often emotionally-charged. This is where the governance of Family Law takes charge. Family Law is comprised of all the laws and statutes that govern the shared legal responsibilities within a domestic connection, and all the case precedent history that informs legal outcomes throughout the dissolution.

Typically, it is the termination of a romantic or married relationship that initiates the need to access Family Law assistance. Client needs range from document filing for separation or divorce, determining issues of child custody, alimony, child support, visitation and property division.

Family Law also provides legal support in cases of emotional and physical abuse and extends to non-romantic relationships including elder family members and roommates. Ressler Law Firm Family Law Attorneys have the experience and expertise in addressing all Family Law concern

What are Parental Rights and Obligations?

Through the lens of Family Law, Parental Rights govern the right of each parent to make important decisions, and take specific actions on behalf of their child. The two primary issues highlighted within Parental Rights

  • The right to assume legal and physical custody of a child or children,
  • The right to contact and visitation with their child or children.

Parental Obligations are the basic responsibilities the parent has to meet the emotional and physical needs of the child, and to protect the child from danger, including any form of abuse form the other parent or other household member. Basic needs must also included adequate food, shelter, clothing, education and medical care.

The two areas of Parental Rights and Obligations are joined underneath the umbrella of Family Law’s chief tenet. The chief tenet courts will always recognize “the best interest of the child.” This is the lens through which every decision that transpires, on behalf of the child or children, is determined. Parent interests are important, however, the interest of the child or children are premiere above all, inspiring parents, and the court, to discharge all responsibilities and obligations fully.

When Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Clients often find the need for a Family Law Divorce Attorney when the are faced with the following common Family Law challenges:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Division of personal property
  • Spousal support and alimony
  • Division of assets and real estate
  • Orders of pension assignment

In addition, Family Law Divorce Attorneys assist clients with other family issues. Custody and support orders are subject to alteration, as circumstances change. Modification proceedings can result in revising an ordered visitation schedule or in altering the amount of ordered child support. Demonstration of changed circumstances can include moving to a new location, a job transfer, or unemployment, parent, or family illness or disability. Determining paternity, termination of parental rights, LGBTQ family relations, adoption proceedings, and grandparent rights are other issue indicating the need for a Family Law attorney.

What is the Cost of a Divorce Attorney?

Ressler Law Firm Family Law Divorce Attorneys are skilled at securing all the legal rights of Family Law clients. Locating hidden assets or income, securing amenable visitation and support orders, and taking the case to trial, if agreements are not reached, are a few examples Family Law Divorce Attorney expertise. As such, the value of a Family Law Divorce Attorney is cost effective, particularly in view of the vulnerability of a party not represented by a legal expert, facing potential loss of important legal rights due to lack of knowledge. Nationally, the cost of a Divorce Attorney can range from $250 – $650 per hour. Contact Ressler Law Firm to learn more about the pricing structure of the its Family Law Attorney services.