What is family law anyway?

Posted August 26th, 2014 by .

Categories: Family Law.

family-law-attorney-anthony-carboneYou may have heard the term “family law before and in your mind, you equate it with divorce or marital issues. And while family law does involve matters such as divorce and child custody, there are many other matters that fall under this field of law.

For example, did you know that domestic violence is considered family law? Although you may think of it as a criminal matter, and at times it can be considered a criminal offense, it is in fact a family law issue.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are taken care of by a family law lawyer. These legal agreements help outline the division of property in case the marriage fails. So if you get a divorce, and you have a prenuptial agreement, this will give the court an idea of what property you had before the marriage so it will be easier to divide assets.

And yes, most child matters fall under family law, and not just custody. Adoptions, child abuse, and child neglect is part of family law and just like domestic abuse, they too can be considered criminal offenses.

The thing to remember about family law is it can be a very personal matter. No one likes to discuss what goes on behind closed doors, especially when it involves abuse, humiliation, or even just a fight with your loved one. And that’s why you should have the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC represent you. With more than 25 years of experience in family law, Anthony Carbone will give you the help you need to get over this trying time. Why don’t you contact us today for a free consultation?

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