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Family Lawyers - What They Do

If you need a lawyer, you will want to get an experienced lawyer who knows how to take care of your particular problem. There are some types of law problems which a family law firm can help you with.

Family lawyers deal with matters that have to do with family relationships. They are difficult and emotional matters, and a lawyer can help you navigate the legal and personal implications of your legal matter.

Here are the types of problems that will need a family lawyer:


A marriage is a legal contract, and a divorce will end that contract. Since marriage is often seen as a romantic bond, it is sometimes hard to think of it as a legal problem. But a divorce can have many legal problems or results. A divorce may decide matters of alimony, child support, property division and splitting of assets. It is best to have the assistance of a family lawyer.

Pre Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements

It may be awkward to discuss the possibility of the possible end of a marriage before you get married - or to make decisions regarding property and asset division after your marriage has ended, but using a family law attorney can help you do that in a way that will be fairest for both of you.


The adoption of a child is a joyful occasion, but in order to protect you and the child, you will need a legal contract. Family lawyers understand the paperwork needed for an adoption. If something goes wrong during the adoption process, a family lawyer will help you take every step possible to make it right.

Child Custody 

Custody of a child is always an emotional process and you need a lawyer who can protect the rights of both you and your child. A family lawyer will need to ask you uncomfortable questions about you and about the child's other parent. But these cases are always better when an experienced family lawyer is standing with you.

Abuse or Neglect Cases

When a parent abuses or neglects a child, or a child abuses or neglects their elderly or impaired parent, a family lawyer will assist either in those cases. If a parent had previously had a child taken by the court, and they have then complied with the court's directions, a family lawyer can also help them to get their child back.

Bilingual Family Law

As you can see, the matters handled by a family lawyer are very sensitive in nature. Not only will you need legal advice and guidance, but you will need someone to help you understand all the legal procedures and paperwork. You will need someone to explain the meanings of legal terms and to speak for you in your legal procedure.

At such a sensitive and important time, it will be to your advantage to consult a family lawyer who is bilingual. At Castro Law Offices, we understand how important this is and can provide you with a lawyer who speaks both English and Spanish. Their lawyers are professional, compassionate and experienced. They will be able to speak to you and speak for you in both English and Spanish. Give them a call today for all your family law needs. 

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