Although most people associate family law with divorce, the reality is that this area of the law encompasses a variety of topics, ranging from adoption and child custody issues to domestic violence allegations and the drafting of prenuptial agreements. Whether you are considering filing for divorce, have questions about enforcing an already existing child support or child custody order, or want to modify a spousal maintenance award, it is crucial to be represented by an experienced Dutchess County family lawyer who can ensure that the best interests of both you and your children are protected.
What is Family Law?
Family law deals specifically with family-related matters and domestic relations. Although this area of the law does cover divorce, child custody, and child support it also encompasses a variety of other legal issues, including:
- Property division;
- Prenuptial agreements;
- Obtaining temporary relief during divorce proceedings;
- Spousal maintenance;
- Establishing paternity;
- Domestic violence accusations;
- Child abuse or neglect proceedings;
- Grandparent visitation;
- Enforcement of court orders related to visitation, alimony, or child support;
- Collaborative divorce; and
- Modification of existing court orders.
At The Colwell Law Group, LLC, our legal team has years of experience handling a variety of family law matters and is dedicated to applying this knowledge to helping our clients find the best solution for their families.