The marriage – related cases refer to divorce and separation, child support and custody, name changes, prenuptial (or postnuptial) contracts and paternity determinations. The second group of family related cases includes wide range of matters, such as adoptions and surrogacy, visitations and restraining orders, guardianships, emancipation and juvenile delinquencies.
One of the most frequent family law cases are marriage endings. When deciding to determine a marriage, a person files a case at the family court asking for the legal system to guide the procedure of marriage dissolution. The court can terminate the marriage by divorce, annulment or separation, depending on many circumstances specific for each case. Many broken marriages lead into another type of family law cases – child custody, visitations and alimony issues. In spite of existing rules and laws, every case is specific and it takes compassionate, but objective approach in order to settle these matters in a just and an equitable manner.
Family law courts also handle all kind of cases regarding child custody by the unmarried parents, the procedure of child adopting or guardianship, when the court assigns a person responsible to take care of a child or an adult unable to take care of themselves. If a man needs to prove paternity or a person is asking for a legal protection from domestic violence or if children abuse is an issue, the family law and family courts are also institutions people can turn to.
Family law often deals with marriage counseling and similar psychological support programs, always providing parties of a case with different consulting and helping courses, encouraging both sides to settle the problems out of court, if possible.