Family Law
Family Law

Family Law


Family Law is the specialization in handling legal matters surrounding the family unit. Divorce and child custody are the most obvious reasons people think of needing a family lawyer. However, family lawyers handle a variety of matters including, adoption, marriage annulments (as opposed to divorce), paternity and prenuptial agreements.

Especially for gay and lesbian couples, family lawyers can also assist with cohabitation agreements and domestic partner registration. Family lawyers may also handle estate planning by creating wills and trusts.

Criminal Law

Criminal Law


Criminal Law is the body of law that relates to crime. It is the body of rules that regulates social conduct that proscribes threatening, harming, or otherwise endangering the health, safety, and moral welfare of people. Criminal law also sets out the punishment to be imposed on people who violate these laws.