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Family Law Attorneys deal with some of the most difficult and emotional cases with regard to your family. If you need information about your legal rights or how to file for separation or divorce, you should contact a family law attorney earlier rather than later. Asset division is handled according to state laws and the particular facts of your situation. Family law attorneys also regularly assist with custody disputes, arranging appropriate visitation, and calculating and enforcing child support payments. Often, unmarried parents need legal help to officially establish paternity so that custody and child support can be ordered by a court. Of course, family law attorneys also deal with adoption, guardianship, emancipation, and other matters related to children. Finally, family law attorneys not only help you when you have a problem in your family, but they can also help you try to prevent them in the first place, for instance through a prenuptial agreement or through mediation.