Some common questions people ask about family lawyers relate to divorce, child custody, child maintenance, spouse maintenance and alimony. Other common questions concern marriage agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. People also often ask about what kind of training and experience a family lawyer has.
There are many misconceptions about family lawyers, but some of the most common ones include: -that family lawyers only deal with divorce cases; -that all family lawyers are female; -that family lawyers are expensive; and -that family lawyers are not needed if you have a good relationship with your spouse. The reality is that family lawyers can help with a wide variety of legal issues, including both divorce and child custody cases. Family lawyers can also help negotiate marriage agreements and other types of agreements between spouses. In addition, many family lawyers now offer mediation services to help spouses resolve their differences without going to court.