Common Types of Family Law

1. Marriage Dissolution

When someone wishes to end a marriage, they can submit a case at the family court to request a court order stopping the marriage. Marriages are terminated through divorce or annulment cases. The court can likewise give a separation, where the court concerns orders regarding the home, spousal support, and kid custody, however the celebrations remain legally married.

2. Paternity and Child Custody

When a man needs to be stated as the dad of a kid, either moms and dad file a case asking the family court to determine paternity. This case typically completely establishes the daddy of the child. Single parents can likewise ask the court to order legal custody, physical custody, visitation schedules, and kid assistance.

Defense Orders Against Domestic Violence. Victims of domestic violence can ask the family court to release security orders to keep their abuser away.

Child custody in law is among the most popular cases in family law and is often the reason many cases are taken to court. 

3. Name Changes

A kid or an adult may have the ability to legally alter their name through a name modification case at family court.

4. Guardianship

Guardianship involves identifying who will be responsible for the medical, individual, and financial choices over a child or an adult who can not care for themselves.

5. Termination of Parental Rights and Adoptions

If there are major reasons a mom and dad should no longer have an adult relationship with a child, the family court may end that moms and dad’s rights. If somebody else wishes to end up being a child’s legal parent, the family court grants adoption where the parent-child relationship developed is legal.

6. Juvenile Lawbreaker Cases

The family court supervises all matters where there are claims of child abuse, kid disregard, or where there are minors implicated of taking part in unlawful behavior. The District Attorney Juvenile Department mostly manages these matters. The family court can also approve work licenses for children under the age of 14.

7. Emancipation and Approval of Underage Marriages

Those under the age of 18 who want to marry or want to be “emancipated” (meaning, being legally devoid of the control of their parents) petition the family court for approval.