A divorce may occur when a married couple pursues legal action to terminate their marital relationship. Enlisting the help of an experienced family law attorney can be very beneficial when dealing with a divorce.
Child custody typically refers to a parent’s right to make important decisions about a child’s primary parent where the child lives, visitation/timesharing with the non-primary parent and the amount of child support that should be paid. These decisions may affect the child’s healthcare, education, religion, and welfare.
If you have a child and you were never married, you need to determine and establish paternity. Your attorney can establish child support and custody and visitation.
If you are not the biological father of a child and you are either paying child support or the mother is attempting to establish support, you need to disestablish paternity.
If the parents of a minor child are unfit parents or cannot care for the child, you may be able to petition the court for legal guardianship. This gives you the legal right to make decisions for the child.
If you were injured due to a person's or business' negligence, you may be able to sue for your injuries and obtain money for medical bills, loss of wages and future compensation.