Domestic Relations

The field of domestic relations law is a general area that deals with legal issues that arise within families. These issues often arise at difficult times and it is important that you have the knowledge and experience of an attorney on your side to explain your options and rights and make sure that your interests are reflected in the outcome. The most common type of case in this field involves the separation of spouses, but even this is a relatively broad area that includes divorce, dissolution, and annulment. Divorce is the process of one party bringing a lawsuit against his or her spouse in an attempt to end a marriage, whereas dissolution means that both parties have come to a legal agreement to end the marriage and divide assets. An annulment rules that a marriage was invalid to begin with and erases the legal record.

Other common cases are:

  • Child custody, support and visitation rights
  • Paternity issues
  • Adoption
  • Domestic abuse
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Domestic relations cases often involve fierce disputes and even if there is an agreement between parties you need an experienced attorney to make sure that every detail is constructed with care, because your decisions may affect the rest of your life and the lives of your family. Whether your case simply requires guidance through paperwork or representation in litigation, we will do everything in our power to both put your mind at ease and get results. If you feel that it is time to end your marriage, we will analyze your family situation and plan the most efficient course of action, whether that is mediating a dissolution agreement, building a divorce case, or a more unique solution.

If you have questions about whether your domestic issues require a legal solution or are ready to set up an appointment, contact the Law Office of Rudnick & Hosek, Ltd.