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Do I Need a Family Law Attorney?

What Northern California Consumers Need to Know About Working With a Family Lawyer

When you hear the term “family law”, it is typically referring to court procedures, regulations, or rules involving the family unit. While it is possible to handle some family law matters without the assistance of a family law attorney, matters such as divorce or child custody and visitation will more often than not require the knowledge and skill of a family lawyer.

Family law covers civil legal matters and procedures such as custodial rights, financial responsibilities, among other obligations. An experienced family law attorney helps clients with some of the following:

  • Divorce
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Adoption
  • Domestic violence
  • Spousal support
  • Domestic violence
  • Property division
  • Restraining orders
  • Emergency orders
  • Among others…

To learn more about hiring an attorney, read our Guide to Hiring a Lawyer section.

If you are considering hiring an attorney, you should consider talking with several before choosing one. To search for family law lawyers in Northern California, begin now by browsing our law firm directory, or click on your county link on this page to search for the firms closest to you. To learn more about family law, go to our Learn About California Family Law section.