So you need a Family Law lawyer: Contemplating divorce or served with divorce petition

The law governing marriage and divorce proceedings vary considerably from state to state. You can’t have Cousin Bob who you invited you to his law school graduation in North Carolina help you in California. Hiring a family law lawyer or law firm is an important decision that should be made locally, because the legal procedural issues will vary significantly by county too. It is important that you hire an attorney that you feel comfortable working with and is competent as the issues you deal with in a divorce proceeding are some of the most emotional and difficult you will ever face. Client reviews and references from other friends and colleagues are important, too. We are a firm that only handles family law cases, and works on an hourly rate, whether to provide information on potential prenuptial agreements when contemplating marriage or legal advice regarding issues of likely child custody spousal support obligations if you are just considering divorce. Even if you and your spouse are in agreement about divorce and have good family relationships, the required process to achieve divorce is both tricky and time consuming for non-lawyers or lawyers not used to handling family law matters. You want a family law attorney guiding you through this process that takes a minimum of six months.


With so much at stake, family lawyers or family attorneys are an investment in yourself and your family’s future. Give us a call. Silva and Associates.