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What Is Family Law or Domestic Relations Law?

Family law is an area of the law that, simply put, deals with family related matters. This law applies to a variety of situations such as: prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, adoption, surrogate parenting, divorce, separation, dissolution, annulment, unmarried couples separating, child custody, child visitation, child support, alimony, palimony, marital or community property division, guardianship, juvenile delinquency, domestic or civil restraining orders and domestic violence.

Whether you are hearing or saying the words, “Will you marry me?” or “I think we should consider adoption,” or “I want a divorce,” it can cause a range of emotions and questions for all involved. Because family law deals with people and their relationships, the process of creating plans and solutions to challenging situations can be very emotionally charged, especially when the outcomes are life changing. Unfortunately, situations can spiral from rational to irrational quite quickly and unexpectedly.

How Do I Know If I Need Legal Representation?

Whether you and your partner can agree on specific terms or not, it is in your best interest to retain legal representation to navigate all of the legal nuances that go along with family law. Family legal problems can be emotionally draining under even the best of circumstances. It is important to partner with a lawyer that hears you and can fight hard for what you want and need, even when you feel like the situation seems overwhelming or hopeless. If the circumstances are particularly toxic, it may seem impossible to reach a positive outcome, but your lawyer will consistently represent your needs. Because the stakes are so high and long lasting, don’t venture through this alone, without representation.

How Can The Jaeger Firm, PLLC, Help?

Whether your situation includes a joyous adoption, a proactive prenuptial agreement, or a difficult divorce, an attorney from The Jaeger Firm, PLLC, gets to know you and your family and understands how important this is as we draft strategic and creative solutions for your situation, goals, and future. We listen and are sensitive to your family’s unique situation and needs. We are committed to defending your rights and interests, are thorough in our work and dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome as quickly as possible with as minimal disruption as possible to you and your family’s life. We will exhaust all legal remedies available to attempt to achieve the desired outcome. Our strength comes from years of practice from all sides of the bench. Through this lens, we analyze the probable outcomes using knowledge of legal precedents and advise you accordingly.