Fairhaven, Massachusetts Family Lawyers
He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, where he received the Leader of Justice Award for performing over 890 hours of pro bono work in just 2 years. As an...
Prior to founding the Law Office of Eric L. Hargraves, Attorney Hargraves worked in the Consumer Protection Division of the Rhode Island Attorney General drafting advisory opinions and reviewing settlement and transfer agreements, as well as cases of potential consumer fraud...
A native of Jupiter, Florida, Ms. Howard received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Central Florida in 2011. During her time at the University of Central Florida, Ms. Howard was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Ms. Howard was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while she attended Palm Beach State College prior to transferring to the University of Central...
Thoroughly knowledgeable in the family law process, Dan has handled numerous complex family law matters involving contested custody cases, child removal matters, business valuations, support and alimony matters, forensic evaluations and complex tracing issues concerning assets of mixed character. He has tried...
As a seasoned criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Krippendorf vigorously defends his clients in District and Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts as well as the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. He handles all range of criminal cases from Misdemeanors in District Court, to Felonies carrying a potential life sentence in Superior Court. He is noted as being...
Fairhaven Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
The Women's Center
New Bedford, MA
Cape Cod Center for Women
No. Falmouth, MA
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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