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  • What is family law?
    Family law deals with legal issues related to family relationships, such as divorce, child custody, adoption, and domestic violence.
  • Why should I hire a family law attorney?
    A family law attorney can provide legal guidance, support, and representation during a family law case. They can help you navigate the legal system and work towards a favorable outcome.
  • What is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce?
    A contested divorce is when the parties involved cannot agree on the terms of the divorce, such as division of assets and child custody. An uncontested divorce is when both parties agree on all terms of the divorce and can file jointly.
  • Can I modify a child custody agreement?
    Yes, a child custody agreement can be modified if there has been a significant change in circumstances, such as a relocation or a change in the child's needs.
  • What is mediation in family law?
    Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party helps the parties involved in a family law case to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. It can be a less adversarial and less expensive alternative to going to court.

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