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.

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  • Emergency Hearings for Child Custody Matters
      by HG.org

    In some situations, a concerned parent or other individual may petition the court for an emergency hearing to grant an order regarding custody or visitation rather than wait for the next available hearing date on the docket. However, such hearings are limited to those situations in which a true emergency is at stake.

  • Dealing with Real Property after a Divorce
      by HG.org

    For many couples, real property represents the most valuable and expensive asset that they own. Since the couple will no longer be living together in the same house, they must often reach some sort of decision regarding which party will receive the house.

  • Property Rights of Cohabiting Couples
      by HG.org

    Generally speaking, unmarried couples do not have the same property rights as married couples. While a court may help divide a married coupleís belongings and make other decisions regarding their severance of the marital relationship, they are more hesitant to do so and may lack the authority to do so when cohabitating couples are concerned.

  • Legal Consequences of Bigamy
      by HG.org

    In the United States, it is unlawful to be married to more than one person at a time. Violating this law can have criminal and civil repercussions.

  • Effect of Adultery on Divorce Cases in Florida
      by HG.org

    While it can be devastating to discover that your spouse has been unfaithful and broken his or her vows, laws are increasingly finding such information irrelevant. Most heartbalm statutes have been eliminated across the country, limiting the rights of the aggrieved spouse to seek compensation from the adultery partner.

  • Custody Rights of Fathers Getting a Divorce in Texas
      by HG.org

    One of the most important decisions to make during the divorce process is which parent or parents should have custody of the children. There are several ways that this decision can be made, and several factors that affect this decision.

  • The Single Worst Advice You Could Ever Get About a Custody Fight

    Look at that picture. That used to be you- happy family, good friends, cute kids. But somehow, it all fell apart and you find yourself where you never thought you would be - in the custody fight of your life. Itís simple really; most of us have a few really primal urges- things we just instinctively care about. For most of us, those include breathing, eating, and sleeping. For parents, that list usually expands to include caring for your children.

  • What to Do if You are Wrongly Accused of Family Violence

    Relationships between family members are often complicated and emotional. For this reason, conflict between members of the same household are bound to occur, even in the happiest of households. Unfortunately, when these disputes rise to the level of violence or threats of violence, the individuals involved may be facing allegations of serious criminal offenses.

  • Orders of Protection in Texas
      by HG.org

    People break up and get divorced every day. Many of these relationships may end in an amicable fashion. Even if the relationship involves some bitterness and drama, the only turmoil is usually emotional.

  • Grandparent Visitation Rights in Missouri
      by HG.org

    In some instances, a grandparent may wish to get a court order that specifically establishes his or her rights. Missouri has very specific laws on this subject and a process in which a grandparent may ask a court to provide for visitation rights.


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