Family law is an area of the law many people need to resolve marital issues and child custody problems. Of course, everyone probably knows this, but what is not very well known is a family attorney can also mediate family disputes and prevent a divorce. Mediation can often prevent a divorce, but at the very least it can make divorce a less intense and lass hostile experience.
Mediation will get all of the arguable issues on the table outside of the court room. Setting down at a table with an experienced family law mediator will accomplish a lot, and will resolve problems that seemed to be difficult. Mediation allows and encourages each party to say what they need to say which has often never happened. A lot of pent-up feelings and emotions are brought out and, the other party may be surprised enough to want to work on these problem areas. Mediation is less expensive than a divorce and less difficult emotionally for both parties. A Family Attorney in Paradise, CA can provide an attorney experienced in mediation.
If mediation fails to save a marriage it can enable an agreement to be reached on other matters such as division of assets, child custody and visitation rights. This is a far better arena to settle this in than a court room, and much less expensive. When these issues can be discussed between the parties in the presence of a mediator, the results are apt to be far better than a judge might rule.
Family law also covers many other areas of a relationship between couples. The following are some of these areas:
1. Domestic partnerships
2. Pre-nuptial agreements
3. Restraining orders
5. Grandparents’ rights
Each of these are relatively new areas of family law and a seasoned family lawyer such as Brooks and Brooks Attorneys at Law, is required to deal with these. Formalizing domestic partnerships is relatively new and it is a deep water legal issue meaning that the issues are not always near the surface. Keeping up with the higher court rulings is important and not always easy to accomplish. Pre-nuptial agreements are common but they need to be crafted by an attorney experienced in family law. Not every pre-nuptial agreement is accepted with joy. Restraining orders and Guardianship are two areas of family law which need an experienced family law attorney to handle so the real protection intended by the law is actually provided.