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What is Family Law?

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What is Family Law?

Family law is a practice area concerned with legal issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody. 

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Key Terms to Know

  • Emancipation: A court process through which a minor becomes self-supporting, assumes adult responsibility for his or her welfare, and is no longer under the care of his or her parents.

  • Marital Property: Property acquired by either spouse during the course of a marriage that is subject to division upon divorce.

  • Alimony: An allowance made to one spouse by the other for support pending or after legal separation or divorce.

  • Paternity: Origin or descent from a father (to establish paternity is to confirm the identity of a child's biological father).

  • Prenuptial Agreement: An agreement made between a man and a woman before marrying in which they give up future rights to each other's property in the event of a divorce or death.

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Family law is a practice area concerned with legal issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody. FindLaw.com