The recent upsurge of domestic violence injunctions, has led to a specialized form of representation in and of itself. In one 15 minute hearing, the recipient of an injunction can find themselves removed from their house, restricted from their children, and obligated to pay support. Having someone beside you, with the ability to cross-examine the petitioner, or on the other side, prosecute the offender, will be money well spent.
Some of the more painstaking cases in family law, are dependency actions brought by the Division of Children and Family Services. Without counsel, you may find yourself lost in the bureaucracy that is these cases, and anxious to sign a case plan that you do not understand or with which you do not agree, just to see your children. As that case plan could determine your future with your children, know your rights before you sign.
But not all in a family law practice is negative. Adoptions are rewarding, but the mounds of legal obstacles and documents, do not make the path from prospective parent to adoptive parent, an easy one. As an adoptive parent myself, my own experience gives me a knowledge of the adoption procedure, beyond that reflected in the statutes. My experience can help you form your family.
Family Law, Continued