The video explains in-depth what family law is and the types of situations a family law attorney firm can assist with. According to the speaker, family law revolves around the breakdown of a marriage or the relationship of a de facto couple. Family law has to do with all the legal issues that can arise when such a couple breaks up.
The realm of family law has many parts to it. One aspect of family law deals with the process of divorce and all the side events that need to be tended to in the divorce proceeding. An attorney helps clients with custody, visitation, asset distribution, alimony, and other such matters. Family law attorneys can also handle random domestic matters like restraining orders and complaints. Child support issues are another aspect that can fall under the family law realm. Another thing a family law attorney can help a couple with is deciding if they want to be legally separated. The attorney can help them draw up legal paperwork that legitimizes their separation and makes it valid. That same attorney can then help the couple to perform a full divorce if they decide they want to take their separation to the next level after a few years.