Just about anyone can start a family on their own, but certain procedures affecting the responsibilities of family life must be pursued in court. While matters of the heart are very personal, the rights of same-sex couples to get married, laws regarding divorce, and the process of adopting a child are governed by state and federal laws. “Family law,” therefore, refers to rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit. While some family law matters may be handled without counsel, processes such as divorce and child custody often require the skill and expertise of a skilled attorney.
If you’re facing a situation where you need a family law attorney, you need a lawyer who understands not only the legal complexities of the issues, but also understands the emotions and personal feelings of everyone involved.
Our attorneys at Jones Brown will take the time to get to know you, who you are, and the events that led you to our law office. We feel it’s hard to represent your interests during this stressful time if we don’t try to understand your unique situation.