Family Law: Legal Matters Involving Children, Parents and Families

Family Law: Legal Matters Involving Children, Parents and Families

Family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including the nature of marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. It also deals with the many legal issues that may arise during marriage including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction. It also includes thhe termination of the relationship and legal matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards).

In many jurisdictions in the United States, the family courts are the most active in the entire legal system. Litigants representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the family legal system.

How a Private Investigator can Help

Private detectives are often involved with investigation cases that involve family matters. Cases include divorce investigations, custody battles, tracking down a deadbeat parent and more. Having an understanding of family law and related legal matters will help you offer more effective services to your clients.

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