If you’re looking for family law information, the internet can be an intimidating place to start your search. With the advent of search engine optimization, tons of results are populated, and only a handful end up having useful information.
To help lighten the load, here’s a list of reliable resources for various areas of family law.
What Is Family Law?
To get started, it might be helpful to define what family law is and all the areas of law it encompasses. In general, it covers all family and domestic relationship matters including all of the following:
- Civil unions
- Domestic partnerships
- Adoption and surrogacy
- Relationship termination including divorce, annulment, alimony, child support, visitation
- Paternity testing
- Paternity fraud
- Juvenile adjudication
- And more…
The State Bar Association
The Bar Association is a group of credentialed and professional lawyers, focused on regulation, standards, and value enhancement for their members. Most states have a website for their Bar Association, containing a variety of useful information. You can find it located under the “Resources” tab for Georgia, but other states will list it under something very similar.
Inside the resources section, there are a variety of topics to choose from, depending on your needs. Family law encompasses a wide range of federal and state regulations; so, you may need to look in a couple of places to find the family law information you’re looking for.
And when all else fails, you can try the website’s search bar.
Your Local District Court Website
If you visit www.uscourts.gov, you’ll be able to enter your zip code and find the courthouse which is most likely to oversee your case. On their website, you may be able to find guides, manuals, and other reference information regarding the area of family law you’re most interested in.
A Licensed Attorney Focused on Family Law Practice
Your best bet for obtaining sound legal advice, tailored specifically to your situation, is to engage an attorney on your behalf. Many attorneys offer complimentary consultations up front, so you can get an idea of what your options are and whether the attorney in question would be the right fit for working with you. They can also save you the time, hassle and stress of sifting through loads of unverified information.
To make the most of your complimentary appointment, here’s the information you should gather:
- Details about your case
- Specific areas of concern
- Any proof or other information you feel may impact the outcome
You’ll then want to make out a list of what you hope to accomplish and the areas that are most important to you. Walk your attorney through them and ask detailed questions. The initial interview is an important way for you gain valuable information, as well as to help you determine whether or not you’ll form a good working relationship with the attorney in question.
Looking for a Family Law Attorney in, or Around, Atlanta?
If you still need to find out more family law information, call (770) 475-2521 for a free consultation with our team at Reeder Law Firm.