The Law Office of Kalkadora Thangkhiew in Vancouver, Washington specializes in specializes in Family Law. While the term sounds self explanatory, in reality there are a lot of issues that are covered under this branch of law. Typically, family law covers several different areas, including marriage, children, and domestic dispute. In most cases, anything having to do with the legal rights and responsibilities between two people who have entered into a marriage will be included in this area of law. These laws may also apply in certain situations between two people who live together in a domestic partnership, or common-law marriage, but who are not legally married.
Looking first at legal issues regarding marriage, typical topics include requesting a divorce, annulment, or legal separation, as well as dealing with related issues such as the division of property and alimony arrangements. Other family law services include prenuptial agreement drafting and domestic abuse charges, even if the abuse happens between two people who live together but are neither in a romantic nor familial relationship (such as housemates). Family law also covers legal processes with respect to children including handling adoptions, custody and visitation rights, child-support payments, and paternity testing.
Trying to figure out things on your own is not recommended, as the legal process can be confusing and stressful. Seeking professional legal help is the best, and most responsible way to handle family-law issues. Our office offers a free first consultation and careful planning and well-drafted, clear, documents. If a dispute has already arisen, we will help you find a cost-effective resolution as quickly as possible.