Lehigh Acres, Florida Family Lawyers
Following law school, Shawn served as a Certified Legal Intern and then as an Assistant State Attorney. From 2003 to 2005, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in both Charlotte and Lee Counties for over two years. Prior to founding...
Prior to joining Men’s Rights Law Firm, Mr. Brook was a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office for three years and then defended numerous clients in family law and criminal defense cases while operating his own law firm.
Being a very involved father of two children himself, Mr. Brook understands how important it is for men to have their rights protected as co-equal parents, not only...
LaBelle, FL 33937
Florida State University College of Law
Our leading attorney, Ms. Bergermann, has over 30 years of legal experience.
Vera continued her work as a staff attorney in the New York City area for Northern Telecom and, later, UNISYS in Philadelphia. After earning her master's degree in taxation, she moved to...
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Lehigh Acres Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Florida Rural Legal Services
Fort Meyers, FL
Lee County Legal Aid Society
Fort Meyers, FL
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.
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