Family law is the branch of law that deals with relationships and rights within families. You might need a family lawyer when you are dealing with issues of:
- Child custody
- Child and spousal support
A family attorney is also equipped to handle mediation in some family matters to have a smooth resolution to the issues that are disputed.
A divorce lawyer has a duty to discuss the likelihood of reconciliation as the first possibility. When this is not possible, they will handle the divorce proceedings for a cordial settlement, with all interests considered.
Family law agreements
Agreements in family law are encouraged instead of the option of going to court. Their legal team is trained well in negotiation, mediation, and parenting coordination. The best thing is that a family law agreement may be entered in at any stage of a relationship. An agreement saves money, time and the emotional distress for the entire family. Some of these agreements they will draft include:
- Marriage agreements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Separation agreements
The law requires that the child or children have rights that come first. These family lawyers will help to settle issues on:
- Access to children
Responsibilities of parents
This also includes parental responsibilities and parenting time. Alternative disagreement resolution mechanisms like negotiation and mediation are preferred when dealing with children which lower the risk of traumatizing the children. If you require child custody lawyer in Surrey or other lower mainland BC communities, contact Sidhu Law.
Child support & spousal support
When the divorce does occur the partner, who gets custody of the children is entitled to some sort of continued support from the ex-partner including support for maintaining the standard of living for the custodian and the children. The lawyers can work out a comprehensive child as well as spousal support agreements.