Estcourt Station, Maine Family Lawyers
I am passionate about law practice and helping people in difficult situations, whether that means a hard-fought court-room battle or a smart negotiated settlement at a conference table. I welcome your...
With more than 10 years' experience trying cases, Attorney Van Horn has the knowledge and skill to provide you the most effective representation in court and at trial.
Attorney Van Horn represents clients throughout Maine. He most frequently appears before the courts and judges in Hancock, Washington, Penobscot and Waldo Counties in the towns of Ellsworth, Bangor, Belfast, Machias and Calais.
Our Ellsworth office is conveniently located to Bar Harbor and Attorney Van Horn regularly assist clients with legal problems originating on Mount Desert Island and in Acadia National Park.
Catherine is a proud graduate of Bates College and University of Maine School of Law...
Augusta, ME 04330
Harvard Law School
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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