4 Aspects Of A Divorce That Family Law Attorneys Specialize In

29 January 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog


During the process of a divorce there are several things that need to be worked out between the couple. And if children are involved, there are going to be even more legalities that will need to be worked through. A family law attorney can help couples to get through all of the different aspects of divorce. This article will discuss 4 of the aspects that a family law attorney specializes in. 

Division Of Property

While a couple is married, they share many, if not all, of their belongings. However, as soon as they begin the process of their divorce, they need to figure out who gets what. While some things may be easy like personal items and perhaps vehicles, other items are much harder to divide, like material possessions inside the home and the home itself. A family law attorney will be able to help you figure out who gets what, and will make sure that the division is fair and agreed upon between both of you.  

Child Custody

This is perhaps one of the hardest parts of divorce, depending on the situation. You or your ex-spouse will need to figure out a custody agreement that works for you and is best for the children. If you are in civil terms, this will be somewhat easier to work through with your family law attorney. However, if one of you wants more custody than the other, or doesn't feel that the other spouse is suited to have the children at all, you will need to have your family law attorneys present your case to the judge, and they will decide. 

Child Support

Child support is also something that is going to need to be worked out as well. Oftentimes the ex-husband will be required to pay a specific amount for each child, depending on the mother's income and the child's needs. This amount will be worked out with the help of your family law attorney. 


Alimony is going to be the amount that one spouse pays the other in the divorce agreement. This is known as spousal support, and can vary greatly depending on whether one or both spouses are working, who makes the majority of the money, and the prenup agreement, if there was one. A family law attorney will be able to look over all of this data, and figure out numbers that will be presented to the judge.

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