Top Elsmere, DE Family Law Lawyers Near You

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    Earp Cohn PC

    Family Law Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    RRS Legal, LLC dba Rick Stock Law

    Family Law Lawyers | Pottstown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Pottstown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Archer Attorneys at Law

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Earp Cohn P.C.

    Family Law Lawyers | Cherry Hill Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Cherry Hill Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Fabick Law, LLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Law Office of Katrina Vitale, LLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Woodbury Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Woodbury Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Raie Law

    Family Law Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Copeland Taylor, LLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • DiFIore Levin, LLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Conshohocken Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Conshohocken Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Leech Tishman

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • L. Theodore Hoppe, Jr., Esquire Attorney at Law

    Family Law Lawyers | Media Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Media Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Flaster/Greenberg PC

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Sandher & Lehman, LLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Bernbaum Family Law

    Family Law Lawyers | Bala Cynwyd Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Bala Cynwyd Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Clark Hill PLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Law Office of Nancianne Aydelotte

    Family Law Lawyers | Collingswood Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Collingswood Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Freedman & Lorry, PC

    Family Law Lawyers | New Castle Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | New Castle Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • AMS Law, P.C.

    Family Law Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Kurland Law Firm, LLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Family Law Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced Elsmere family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family’s needs and future.

What does family law mean?

Family law covers a broad spectrum of legal matters that have to do with families, and not all of them mean something terrible has happened. The term family law can refer to adoptions, divorce, child custody, paternity, child support, guardianships, prenuptial agreements, property division, and many other issues.

What does contempt of court mean in family law cases?

In family court, a judge can hold you in contempt of court if you fail to comply with any court orders. This could include refusing to follow your custody plan, failing to pay child support, or disparaging your ex when a judge orders you not to. Being in contempt of court could mean spending time behind bars or other penalties, such as garnishing your wages to pay back child support.

How do courts resolve family law disputes?

Courts generally like to resolve family law disputes by helping people like you and your ex find an amicable compromise. This allows people to continue to work together in the future, such as when it comes to making parenting decisions. If necessary, a judge may order you and your ex to meet with a mediator to find a solution. If you cannot agree, the judge may schedule a hearing to decide the matter, at which point you will have to comply with whatever the ruling is.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Family Law Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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