Family law attorneys specialize in family law matters. Most family law matters have to do with issues such as divorce, child custody, guardianship, and more. Family attorneys are here to help with family matters cannot be handled in an organized manner. Family attorneys will step in to protect your legal rights. Here are some of the things our family attorneys will handle.
Dealing with divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally overwhelming experiences one can deal with. Emotions run high, and your soon-to-be ex may not be making the divorce process easy. A family law attorney will step in and become a mediator to help negotiate between the two divorcing parties. At Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman, our goal is to reduce the risk of having you go to court, and instead focus on helping to negotiate in a reasonable manner.
Planning Wills and Estates
Planning your legal will and estate is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your assets are managed properly when you die. No matter what age you are, having a plan in place for when you eventually pass is important! Don’t leave it up to your loved ones to fight and argue over what they think you wanted to happen. A family law attorney will be able to assist people in making sure the documents are drafted according to legal requirements, and your wishes. A family law attorney with experience in estate and will planning will make the entire process move along quickly and smoothly.
One of the most challenging times a person will undergo is trying to figure out arrangements for their children when getting divorced. Child custody brings up a lot of frustration and aggravated feeling from both parties. Couples need to find a way to agree on the best plan of action to take when they are getting divorced. Child custody agreements are designed in the best interest of the children, focusing on making sure they are receiving the best care. A competent family law attorney will be able to help clients draft a fair agreement for their children and their upbringing.
In todays world, it is almost always standard to have a prenuptial agreement in place to protect both parties in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement is signed by both parties, prior to union, to ensure both parties understand what they agreed to prior to marriage. Provisions of spousal support and division of assets are common elements that are focused on when drafting a prenuptial agreement.
Protect Your Legal Rights
A family law attorney will represent your legal rights in court. Our job at Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman is to ensure our clients are represented correctly both in and out of court. We want to ensure you receive a fair settlement in a divorce case, or that you are receiving fair visitation. No matter what your situation is, we can help. Contact our Layton law firm to finally find an attorney to help you with the complexities of the court!