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Family Law Is About People

When it comes to family law, the stakes are high, and the complexities of the case can get muddied. Not only are there important legal considerations at play, but the outcome of your case can have a profound impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. It crucial to work with an experienced attorney who understands the complexities of the law and knows how to navigate the emotionally charged landscape of family law.

At the Mattis Law, A.P.C., our skilled and compassionate attorneys have years of experience handling all types of family law matters, from divorce and child custody to adoption and surrogacy. We understand how to effectively advocate for our clients' interests, whether in negotiation or in the courtroom. Our firm is committed to helping our clients reach the best possible outcome in their case, whether that means finding an amicable resolution or aggressively litigating their case.

If you're facing a family law issue, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We'll take the time to understand your unique situation and give you the straightforward advice you need to make informed decisions about your case. Call Mattis Law, A.P.C., at (858) 328-4400 to discuss your case.

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What is Family Law?

Family law is a branch of the legal system that deals with family-related matters and domestic relations. It includes a wide range of issues, such as marriage, divorce, child custody, and adoption. Family law also covers domestic violence, spousal support, and property division. In recent years, the definition of family has become more inclusive, and family law has evolved to meet the needs of families of all types.

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Child Allocation

When a couple gets divorced, one of the most difficult decisions that has to be made is that of the custody of the children. In some cases, the parents are able to come to an agreement on their own. However, if they cannot agree, the court may have to make the decision for them. There are a number of factors that the court will consider when making this decision, including the child's age, the child's relationship with each parent, and each parent's ability to provide for the child's needs. The court will also take into account any history of domestic violence or abuse. In the end, the court's goal is to make the decision that is in the best interests of the child.

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Child Support

Child support is typically ordered by a court in a divorce or paternity action. The amount of child support ordered is based on a number of factors, including the income of the parents, the number of children, and the state in which the family lives.

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Grandparent’s Rights

Most grandparents have great relationships with their children and grandchild but that is not always the case. Increasingly, grandparents are being denied access to their grandchildren. This is often due to conflict between the grandparents and the parents, or because the parents are no longer in contact with the grandparents. This can be a very difficult situation for grandparents, who may feel excluded from their grandchild's life and left out of important family events.

There are several ways that grandparents can try to regain access to their grandchildren. They can try to negotiate with the parents, or they can seek a court order giving them visitation rights. In some cases, grandparents may even be able to get custody of their grandchildren if the parents are unable to care for them.

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Paternity Rights

Paternity family law generally refers to the legal process of determining the father of a child. This can be done through DNA testing, which is often ordered by a court. Once the father is determined, he may be required to pay child support. This area of law can be complex, and it is important to consult with an attorney if you have any questions or concerns.

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Divorce

There are many different steps that need to be taken before a divorce can be completes, and it is important to understand all of the requirements before beginning the process. Many Encinitas divorce cases involve legal action concerning asset division, child custody, and child support payments. If a divorcing couple have differing views on how best to settle all of these matters, an experienced divorce attorney can be an extremely valuable asset.

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Mediation

Mediation is an effective way to resolve family law matters without the need for expensive and time-consuming litigation. In mediation, both parties meet with a neutral third party (the mediator) who helps them to reach an agreement. Mediation is confidential, and anything said during mediation cannot be used in court.

Mediation is a voluntary process, and both parties must agree to participate. If the parties cannot reach an agreement, they can proceed to litigation. However, many times mediation is successful in helping the parties reach a resolution. If you are considering mediation to resolve a family law matter, be sure to consult with an experienced mediator who can help you navigate the process.

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Hire a Family Lawyer

Mattis Law, A.P.C., has years of experience in family law. Hiring a family lawyer can be a difficult decision, but it is important to make sure you have the best possible representation. With the right lawyer on your side, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected and you will have the best chance of achieving a favorable outcome in your case. Mattis Law, A.P.C. has a proven track record of success in family law. Call (858) 328-4400 for an immediate consultation.

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