Family law is an umbrella term used in legal issues to cover all family related issues and domestic relations. Spousal abuse, legitmacy, surrogacy, child abuse and abduction, divorce, paternity fraud and testing, alluments, property settlements, parental rights and responsibilities and prenuptual agreements would all be covered under family court’s purview.
When entering into a marriage or civil union, you may decide you want a prenuptial agreement with your perspective spouse that will outline how martial assets are divided should a marriage terminate. Prenuptial agreements are sometimes not recognized by the courts which is why it’s very important to have a lawyer involved in the proceedings.
Divorce is often a very emotional time because of the dissolution of the marriage and the amount of paperwork involved in a child custody agreement and property agreement even when both parties are in agreement are very difficult to navigate, let alone when there is disagreement. A lawyer will see to the legal aspects of the case.
Any issue dealing with your children and any issue dealing with abuse is also going to be very emotionally charged and difficult to proceed with simply on an intuitive level and working with the courts only compounds the visceral issues at hand. Sorting through both paperwork and psychological issues are too much for just about anyone to manage which is why it’s vital to have a lawyer involved to take care of the court aspect while you are taking care of yourself and your children.
As choosing a law firm to represent your interest in family law is so important, Hillman, Brown & Darrow Law Firm will ensure that your interest will be best represented. Known for their impeccable attention to detail and their understanding of clients’ needs, the law firm of Hillman, Brown & Darrow (P.A.) is a historic and prestigious Annapolis law firm that began in 1929 when it was founded by Noah A. Hillman. In 1976, the firm was joined by Samuel J. Brown and then in 1979 the firm merged with Michael P. Darrow’s practice, making HBD complete.