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Northern Kentucky Family Law Attorneys
The decision to divorce is a major step.
You must negotiate with your spouse about dozens of matters that affect your everyday lives, such as:
- How will you divide your property and other assets?
- If you have children, how will you divide custody and care responsibilities?
- Do you need to create any post-divorce agreements, such as those regarding child or spousal support?
Decisions related to divorce are inherently complicated, so choosing a lawyer as quickly as possible can ease the burden on you immensely. The legal team at Smith Law provides personal and knowledgeable guidance to clients who choose us as their lawyer.
What is Family Law and What Does it Encompass?
Family law is a branch of legal practice that deals with matters related to families and domestic relations. It encompasses a wide range of legal issues that arise within family structures, including marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, domestic violence, spousal support, and property division, among others.
The primary goal of family law is to provide legal guidance and resolution for individuals and families facing challenges or conflicts in their personal relationships. It aims to establish and protect the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of family members, while ensuring the best interests of any children involved.
Here are some key areas that family law commonly covers:
- Marriage and Divorce: Family law governs the legal requirements and procedures for getting married, as well as the dissolution of marriages through divorce, annulment, or legal separation.
- Child Custody and Visitation: Family law addresses issues related to the custody, visitation, and support of children, ensuring their welfare and guiding the determination of parental rights and responsibilities.
- Child and Spousal Support: Family law establishes guidelines for determining financial support obligations, both for children and spouses during and after divorce or separation.
- Property Division: Family law governs the division of marital assets and debts when a couple divorces or separates, ensuring fair and equitable distribution.
Family law is a major focus of our practice, so you can trust that we know the finest details of this area of law. We’ll use our extensive knowledge to ensure that we represent your interests with passion and dedication.
Every aspect of your divorce will be overseen by a lawyer who knows you personally and makes time to return your calls and answer your questions.
- Custody and child support
- Division of property
- Spousal support
You can also rely on us if your divorce was prompted by neglect, abuse, or domestic violence. We’ll help you get the legal results you need to move forward and start fresh.
Shannon C. Smith, our firm’s founder, made law her career because she wanted to offer helpful, reliable legal services to people in need. Her passion for law is matched only by her passion for people — put her passion to work for you!
To set up an initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call (859) 710-9001 to learn more!