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Family Law

Family law is the area of law reserved to handle family matters and domestic relations. In most instances, the legal needs of a client in a family law matter must be managed alongside the client’s personal needs due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter – the client’s family. Matters involving marriage and divorce, custody and visitation rights, and support obligations are all normally contentious issues that must be addressed with concern for the gravity of the situation at hand. When a person’s family is the topic of a case, the lawyers associated with Alexander Shunnarah & Associates approach the matter with appropriate levels of aggressiveness and urgency to best serve their client’s needs. Attorneys in family law matters often serve as an intermediary between family members in conflict and therefore can often achieve desired results that would not have been achieved if the parties in dispute were forced to directly deal with one another. Therefore, it is important to contact a thoughtful and dedicated attorney to represent your interests in your family law case.

BEST INTERESETS OF THE CHILD STANDARD:

In cases involving custody or visitation rights related to children, the court often employs the “Best Interests of the Child” standard to make its decisions. For example, if you and your wife are in a dispute over custody of your child the court will most probably decide to create the custodial and visitation arrangement that will best achieve the ultimate goal of ensuring the child’s safety, security, happiness, health, and overall physical, mental and emotional development. In general terms, courts often find that it is in the best interests of a child for the child to maintain a close and ongoing relationship with both parents. That said, how a court arranges custody and visitation to achieve such an ideal situation is case specific and depends on a variety of factors that are best argued by an experienced attorney.

COMMON TYPES OF FAMILY LAW CASES:

  • Cases involving marriage, divorce and/or annulment
  • Cases involving civil unions and/or domestic partnerships
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony or Spousal Support Obligations
  • Adoption and surrogacy
  • Parental and Grandparental rights not involving custody
  • Child abuse as it relates to other family law issues
  • Child abduction such as Parental or Grandparental Kidnapping

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Doris K., Motor Vehicle Accident
My lawyer did very well on my case and I am alright with the outcome.
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Michael F., Motor Vehicle Accident
Always very patient with me in any questions I asked. Also, never misled me with anything regarding the case upfront. I very much appreciate you guys and your help with my medical expenses.  
Keaira H., Premises Liability
Mr. Zimmerman was such a big help and he was really excellent and he made sure he helped me the best way he could and also made sure that he kept me up to date with everything that was going on and I really appreciate everyone at the Alexander Shunnarah Group. They are amazing.  
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Johnny C., Motor Vehicle Accident
From the time I hired this law firm until the settlement, I was kept aware of how things were going with my case. Mr. Zimmerman always answered all of my questions personally and never made me feel rushed on the phone. He took time to explain everything and was always pleasant. I highly recommend this law firm to anyone who has a personal injury!  
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