Some concerns and issues require the help of an attorney– either because the other party is uncivil or because you just want the extra professional advice. Attorney Leah Meshelle Snyder has helped families for over two decades get through difficult times. When you have a family law issue and need an attorney in Fort Myers, FL, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Best Reasons to Hire a Family Law Attorney

There is a lot to consider when hiring an attorney for family concerns. You’ll want someone who has your best interests in mind and will ultimately put your whole family first. Below are some of the best reasons people choose to hire a lawyer:

  • Legal protection
  • Peace of mind
  • Financial security
  • Prevent future conflict or regrets
  • Mediation

Common Family Law Cases

Family law focuses on concerns involving the family, including divorce, adoption, and child custody. Below is a list of common cases where you would need to hire an attorney who focuses on that legal practice area.

Child Custody and Support

A family law attorney will help you gain full custody of your child or children if the other parent is unfit to care for them. Your lawyer can also ensure you get the support you need from an unavailable parent with child support services.

Divorce and Alimony

Going through a divorce is never easy for both parties. Hiring an attorney can allow the process to go by smoothly and with the least amount of conflict. A divorce attorney will help divide marital property, propose a plan for child custody and visitation, and much more. They can also answer any questions you have about alimony, should it be required.

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

If you find yourself in a situation where you or a member of your household is being abused, it’s time to get an attorney involved to resolve this concern. Taking legal action is the best way to keep the abuser away and protect yourself and your family. A domestic violence lawyer can help get restraining orders, assign parental rights, and more.

Legal Name Chances

If you want to legally change your name for whatever reason, a family law attorney should help. There are many legal steps to take before you can change your name, and an experienced lawyer can help walk you through the process and support you along the way.

What Can a Family Law Attorney Do for You?

A family law attorney can do a lot to ensure the safety and satisfaction of you and your family.  When there are certain things that affect the responsibility of family life, it will need to be handled in court, and you’ll need a reasonable lawyer to help you get through it. Below are some things a family law attorney can do for you:

Fight for Your Rights

When you hire an attorney, you will always have a fierce advocate to continuously be on your side. They will know exactly what to do to handle even the most complex cases because they ultimately want what’s best for you and your family.

Offer Objective Advice

An attorney’s job is to give you objective advice. A good lawyer is straightforward, unbiased, and will meet all your goals. They will gather as much information as possible to understand the problem and work with facts to give you the best advice.

Negotiate Agreements

Can you and the other party not agree on anything whatsoever? It would be in your best interest to hire an attorney to negotiate agreements. They have the legal experience to make the best decisions to satisfy both parties.

Prevent Bullying

Hard times can bring the worst out in people. If you’re going through a divorce, fighting for sole custody of a child, or anything else, the other party may bully you into submission. An attorney can prevent that from happening or worsening if it already happens. If you and the other party are no longer in communication, let an experienced attorney help.

Provide Emotional Support

You wouldn’t need a lawyer if the going didn’t get tough. Sometimes cases can be emotionally draining, but your attorney will be there to provide the support you need. Remember – we are always on your side and want what’s best for you.

Are You Looking for a Family Law Attorney?

If you’re going through any sort of legal matter with family, call the office of Leah Meshelle Snyder PA. Our attorneys at law can help discuss your situation, examine all your options, and be there for you every step of the way. Get in touch today.

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