Cathedral City, California Family Lawyers

Cathedral City, CA Family Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(530) 598-7356 122 Via Valverde
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Cathedral City, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(760) 324-6450 68-828 Ramon Rd Ste C-2
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Family and Divorce
Univ of LaVerne COL
Cathedral City, CA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(760) 992-5384 35-325 Date Palm Dr Ste 211-A
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
San Francisco Law Sch
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.

No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.