When Family Matters Need Legal Action
These days, the definition of “family” has been evolving faster than ever, but its importance remains. Members are bonded together, often feeling a sense of belonging, happiness, financial security and love. But a host of factors can change the family dynamic and its needs – and that’s when it’s time to seek legal advice from Shapiro Law Firm.
Our practice focuses on legal issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody, among others. We represent clients in family court proceedings and can also draft important legal documents such as prenuptial agreements, court petitions or property agreements.
Since family law matters hit so close to home, having a trusted legal professional by your side can help ensure your loved ones are properly represented and protected during legal processes such as:
Divorce: Shapiro Law is highly skilled at dividing marital property, calculating spousal support, and proposing a plan for child custody, visitation, and support (if applicable).
Child Custody/Support: Court orders involving both custody and support usually are included in the divorce case, but may be amended as conditions change. For instance, child support may be altered after the non-custodial parent's financial situation changes.
Paternity: In most cases, paternity cases are filed by the mother in order to secure child support payments from an absent father. But sometimes biological fathers file for paternity in order to have a relationship with their child.
Adoption/Foster Care: Adoption laws differ according to the type of adoption, where the child is from, variances in state laws, and other factors.
Advocating for your interests
In addition to family law, Shapiro Law Firm also specializes in criminal and personal injury law, and has broad experience in navigating the complexities of their many issues. We pride ourselves on a deep tradition of excellence in serving our clients — and we will work to ensure your legal rights are protected. For more information, give us a call today.