Many people going through a divorce ask themselves if they need a family or a divorce lawyer. It is important to note that Family and Divorce law are really one and the same. Divorce and family lawyers are equipped with the expertise to handle all issues that may arise within the broad category of family law.
Family law is an all-encompassing area of law, which includes, but is not limited to, divorce, division of assets, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, adoption, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and paternity judgments. Divorce law is specific to ending the marital relationship. However, for most divorces, other issues arise and divorce law and family law can be used synonymous with each other.
This post was written by CARLOS TAVARES, a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) licensed to practice law in California and the United States District Court, Southern District of California.