Leonard Rodarte Siegel - Family Law Blog

Why You Need A Family Law Attorney

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When there are legal issues affecting your family, getting the counsel of a professional attorney can make all the difference. A family law attorney can help you manage your family affairs ranging from divorce to adoption advice, court representation, and document drafting.

Expectations When Filing For A Divorce

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Just like any other court action, a divorce case commences once a complaint or a petition is filed. This document sets forth the basis for action, and what the plaintiff (party bringing the action) wants from the defendant.  So, what can you expect after filing for divorce?

How Is Child Support Determined?

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Different methods and formulas are used to determine the right amount of child support payments. Some courts will move away from a specific formula and impose another relatively fair amount while others might impose support obligations for a more extended period than what is required by law. Judges typically consider many aspects when deciding what the ideal amount of child … Read More

What Does A Family Lawyer Do?

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Family lawyers have an important role to play in protecting the rights of all members of the family unit, including those of the children and the parents. The work that they do is fulfilling and important, and can be incredibly varied as they deal with issues ranging from child custody and child support payments, to emancipation, juvenile delinquency, divorce and … Read More

Read This Before Hiring a Family Law Attorney

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Before you work with a family lawyer, you need to know when they are good to hire and what to look for in one. That way, you don’t get stuck with someone helping you that isn’t going to do that good of a job. Here’s more on this matter to get you started.

Your Guide To Finding A Good Family Lawyer

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If you’ve decided that you want to hire a lawyer, you will want to work to find the best attorney for your needs. You won’t want to entrust your interests to just anyone. You should aim to find a skilled and experienced legal professional that will provide you with what you’re looking for.