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You might be going through an “amicable divorce” and just need some help or advice navigating the legal paperwork… we can provide you with just the guidance you need. Or, you might be going through an “ugly battle” that requires complex asset division negotiation, child custody agreements, and both child support and alimony arrangements… we are here to serve as your advocate and will work tirelessly to represent your best interests and achieve the best possible result – as quickly as possible.
If you are in need of a family law attorney – you can read about our specialists on this page – or request a consultation above. If you are looking for tips and helpful information about a specific area of family law – scroll down. We are always adding new information to this site with the mission of helping as many Alaskan families as possible.
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What is Family Law?
In the State of Alaska, family law is an area of law which governs both the creation and breakup of family units. More specifically, Alaska Family Law deals with family matters and domestic relations such as: marriage, domestic partnerships, and civil unions; adoption and surrogacy; and child support issues. As Family Law attorneys, we deal with cases involving marriage, divorce, guardianship, and adoption. Experience has shown us, when going through life-changing family-related legal issues, it’s almost always best to consult with an experienced attorney early in the process. Expert help can help you avoid costly mistakes and misinformation that could cost you later. The American Bar Association agrees:
“It ordinarily is a good idea to consult with a lawyer about major life events or changes, such as a divorce. S/he will protect your rights, as well as the rights of your children. S/he keeps current with the laws in your state concerning marriage, divorce, marital property, child custody and visitation, and family support.” – ABA, FAQs about Family Law.
There are many resources available to help you if you find yourself needing a prenuptial agreement, are considering adopting a child, or filing for divorce. The truth is – you may be able to do some or all of this without hiring an attorney right away, if ever.
When Do You Need To Hire A Family Law Attorney?
The obvious answer to this question is “It depends”. As mentioned above, not all situations require that you hire an attorney. Generally speaking, if any of the below common family law situations apply to you – you will almost always benefit from a no obligation consultation with a family law expert:
- You are considering legally changing your marital status (divorce, legal separation, or annulment).
- You need some help with a restraining order or domestic violence restraining order (DVRO).
- You are thinking about adopting a child.
- You are getting married and are considering a prenuptial agreement.
- You need some help or guidance on child custody and/or child support.
- You are thinking about trying to modify a divorce agreement.
Having an initial consultation with an expert does not require commitment or obligation on your part. You might find something out during your consultation that changes your mind about what you want to do – or you might get clarification on what your next step should be.
There are no clear cut rules on exactly when you should hire a family law attorney – but requesting a consultation with an expert to help you make that decision is one of the smartest things you can do.
What Should You Expect After Retaining a Family Law Attorney?
All law firms operate slightly differently when taking on a new client, but generally speaking – you can expect the following: PLACEHOLDER – Put general information here about client onboarding – when a attorney-client relationship is formed – what that means – and what to expect next. PLACEHOLDER
What to Expect When You Contact Gazewood & Weiner About Your Family Law Situation.
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