Family lawyers that specialize in the area of the law that involves children have specific expertise and experience when it comes to these matters.

The types of cases and concerns that these attorneys deal with can include:

  • Child Abuse
  • Child Abduction
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Emancipation of Minors
  • Paternity Testing
  • Paternity Fraud
  • Guardianship
  • Foster Care
  • Parental Rights
  • Parental Liability
  • Reproduction Rights
  • Surrogacy
  • Non-married Parents
  • Juvenile Adjudication
  • Crimes Against Children
  • Legal Rights of Children

The specific issues that can arise from each of these cases are varied and a family lawyer can help you negotiate a solution that will be in your best interests and that of the child or children involved.  Cases such as changing a custody agreement are not uncommon and are best handled by an experienced family attorney.

Your attorney will counsel and act on your behalf when your case involves the abduction of a child in a divorce situation as well as cases that have to do with visitation rights.  You will want to discuss situations that involve remarriage and your custody rights with a family lawyer as well.

Your family attorney can assist you with collecting overdue child support payments.  You should also consult an attorney to learn more about what child support payments can be used for and how these payments affect your taxes.

The adoption of a child involves very special situations and there are laws that deal with these circumstances that you should be aware of.  Children, the adoptive parents, and the birth parents all have rights that can affect the adoption process.  You will want to meet with an attorney who is intimately familiar with these special situations if your case involves an adoption.  Similarly, there are laws that pertain to surrogacy and donors that a family lawyer can help you with.
You should consult with a qualified family lawyer whenever you have questions about the rights of children.

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