Family law deals with legal issues involving people who share a domestic connection. They could be related by blood or marriage, or may have a more distant relationship. Cases that fall under family law include divorce, separation, child custody and domestic violence.
The fact that the people involved in these disputes are related means that the process can be very stressful and emotionally charged. It is therefore advisable to hire a good family law attorney to handle these cases. The following post explains what to look for when hiring the right attorney:
Qualities Of a Family Law Attorney
The problems facing families today have led to a rise in demand for family lawyers. These lawyers are specialized in dealing with cases of divorce, child custody and other problems facing the family. The family disputes are often very sensitive, and it is important to get a good lawyer to handle the cases. While education qualifications and experience are essential characteristics of a good lawyer, there are some additional qualities to look for when you want to hire a family law attorney.
Apart from just doing a job, a good lawyer should have a passion for the work. A passionate lawyer will go out of his or her way to ensure that the case is resolved successfully. The profession requires hours of research, with time and energy spent to come up with the best strategies. A passionate lawyer will persevere even when things are not looking too positive. Read more at Miller Meyer…
A good family law attorney should do more than just advice you on your legal rights. Get an attorney who is not only well versed in the law, but one who is also empathetic to your situation.
Family law cases can become very challenging when one or both parties decide to punish the other by refusing to cooperate, or worse. The following post describes how one family dispute escalated to the point of gun violence:
Man Shot During Child Custody Dispute In New Carrollton
NEW CARROLLTON, Md. – Police say a man has been shot during a child custody dispute in the front of a home in New Carrollton Friday afternoon.
New Carrollton police said the shooting happened in the 6400 block of Kaslo Court at around 2:30 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was transported by ambulance to the hospital and is undergoing surgery. His condition is unknown at this time.
According to police, they have the suspected shooter in custody and is being interviewed. Read more at Fox5DC…
A lot of negotiation is required when there are family disputes, especially when children are involved. The parties should be made to understand that they need to act in the best interest of the children. A good family lawyer should therefore have good negotiation skills to ensure a smooth flow of the process.
There are instances when parties feel that it would be emotionally and financially draining to go through a family law court case. Such parties can go for family mediation, where a neutral third party takes on the role of a mediator. The following post gives a glimpse of family mediation and what it entails:
Family Mediation — What Is Mediation and Is It Worth Doing?
Is Mediation for you?People often put off going to mediation as it can be quite a daunting prospect, entering into a room to try to come to an agreement with another person you may not particularly get on with. However, mediation is a great tool to try and negotiate matters when you are separating for example, arrangements for children and what will happen with your finances.
You do not have to be in the same room as your ex-partner, you can attend a mediation session which is known as “shuttle mediation”. Read more at Josiah Hincks…
A mediator is a person who is specially trained for this task. It is always a good idea to have a family law attorney to guide you through the mediation process.
Jonathan Meek at Meek Law Firm has the education and experience needed to successfully handle your family law needs. Contact Meek Law Firm today to discuss the details of your situation. Call (704) 848-6335 or use the contact form on the website to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.