What Types of Cases Does a Family Law Lawyer Handle?

Most of us are familiar with the work of criminal lawyers from movies and TV shows where they go in front of a judge and present dramatic arguments for their clients. While the work of a family lawyer is not so flashy, it is just as important. Almost everyone will need the services of a family lawyer at some point in their lives. So what are the most common types of cases that a SLO family law lawyer works on? Take a look below to see what kind of work we do here at Hosford & Hosford.

Common Family Lawyer Cases

We’ve been working with families for over 35 years and have been honored to help them through some of the most challenging and emotional moments of their lives. Here are some common types of cases we work on.

  • Divorce – The majority of marriages end in divorce and as a law firm specializing in family law, this is a very common case that we handle.
  • Child and spousal support – Unsurprisingly, child and spousal support (also called “alimony”) often go hand-in-hand with divorce and it is usually a contentious part of the proceedings. We do a lot of work to help families build a working or even amiable relationship after a divorce.
  • Child custody – Again, this is a common component of divorce. We work with our clients to help them secure custody of their children and to arrange a situation with their spouses that is beneficial for everyone.
  • Domestic Violence – Domestic violence cases deal with abuse or threats between two people in a close relationship. Hosford & Hosford works with clients to obtain restraining orders and orders of protection, and we help clients combat false allegations of domestic violence.

Those are 4 of the most common cases we work with along with paternity, division of assets, domestic partnerships, and guardianship. If you need a SLO family law lawyer, give us a call here at Hosford & Hosford. Our Certified Family Law Specialist is one of less than 10 certified attorneys in our area. Call today!