Family Law

Family law consists of a body of statutes and case precedents that govern the legal responsibilities between individuals who share a domestic connection. These cases usually involve parties who are related by blood or marriage, but family law can affect those in more distant or casual relationships as well. Due to the emotionally-charged nature of most family law cases, litigants are strongly advised to retain legal counsel.  Family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related matters and domestic relations, including:

  • marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships;
  • adoption and surrogacy
  • child abuse and child abduction
  • the termination of relationships and ancillary matters, including divorce, annulment, property
  • settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards.
  • juvenile adjudication
  • paternity testing and paternity fraud

 

When a family issue arises that requires a legal remedy, your first instinct is probably that you want the matter handled delicately. The vast majority of family law proceedings come about as a result of the termination of a marriage or romantic relationship. Family law attorneys help their clients file for separation or divorce, alimony, and child custody, visitation, and support. Spouses married a short time may seek an annulment, and special rights may exist between same-sex couples. The division of property at the end of a marriage is also a common issue in family law cases.  At Law firm BARAM & KAISER, ESQS, Attorneys at Law, we listen patiently and treat our clients with the utmost sensitivity but when you are in court and find yourself opposed by a no-holds-barred attorney representing your bitter spouse or an impersonal bureaucracy like Child Protective Services, your priorities change. At this point, your chief concern is winning. And you’ll be happy you chose a law firm with the skill and tenacity needed to protect your rights. The experienced family law attorneys at Baram and Kaiser law firm do everything we can to achieve the best possible outcome in your child custody or support battle, domestic dispute or other family law matter. We have the knowledge to devise a winning strategy and the resources to implement that strategy effectively.