Life is full of surprises – from the good ones to the great – but let’s face it, bad and ugly situations find us as well, and the most severe can require legal guidance. Having a competent and reliable family lawyer in your speed dial is something that you probably wouldn’t think to have, and for most people, they haven’t. Don’t let that be you.
Divorce, Child Custody, and Alimony
Nobody likes to focus on the negative, especially right away, but divorce is a reality for some marriages. Reasons for divorce vary, of course, but peaceful and fair agreement should be the end goal of any divorce. You need an advocate for your side in this kind of situation. Any kind of law takes a specialist to navigate, and family law is no different.
Often with divorce, you’ll see issues with child custody, support, and alimony for spouses. Hiring a family lawyer helps emotionally charged individuals come to a fair and legal agreement, making this process as easy on you and your children as possible. If there are domestic violence or protective orders, a family attorney can help address and manage these as well.
On a happier note, a family lawyer can also help you grow your family! There are many ways to adopt and from many different agencies, and again, having an advocate you can trust and call upon is crucial with this type of process. If you’ve looked into adopting, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. There are local, state, and federal laws to consider as well as international adoptions that can require even more attention to detail and legal know-how. A family lawyer can provide great peace of mind in growing and keeping your family together.
Finding someone you love and want to spend your life with is an amazing time in anyone’s life. A prenup is a clean and concise way to set legal boundaries within a marriage, especially if you already have a lot of technical and legal assets from previous marriages, business relationships, or the details that come from legacy building and long-term family assets. It keeps confusion out of the relationship, and heaven forbid, it makes divorce much easier to handle if life comes to that.
Business, Estate, and Will Management
The more you have in life to manage, the easier it will be for things to fall between the cracks. From owning and managing a business to managing property and transitioning assets to your heirs, these matters require legal measures to organize properly. Nobody wants a business to fail because of some simple, legal box that wasn’t checked. You don’t want to lose part or all of your estate due to bankruptcy and simple measures that could have been taken to mitigate this loss. Finally, the last thing anybody wants is to have family not only grieving because of your passing but confused by the dissemination of what you’ve left behind. Several legal safeguards can be taken with the help of a strong, trustworthy advocate in your corner.
Better to Have and Not Need
It’s always better to have and not need than need and not have. Taking the time now to find a family attorney will save you stress down the road because shopping around during a crisis isn’t something you or your family wants. When a crisis hits, you want a resolution that is effective and efficient. Legal protection is something you and your family want to have on your side and ready to go at a moment’s notice. If you don’t already have a family lawyer, however, it is not the end of the world. We are confident that at Esplin | Weight, you will find the peace of mind and legal protection you are looking for. Please, contact us today for any legal questions or concerns you may have.