One of the most challenging aspects of the law is the effect that it has on the common man. Criminal and civil cases are easily handled but when it comes to family cases, things are vastly different. Family legal cases deal with anything that is not criminal in nature and encompass the following. Pre-marriage agreements (such as prenuptial agreements), divorces, custody disputes, adoptions, cases of competency for the mentally ill, emancipation child support and paternity. Most family cases are long, drawn out and packed full of emotions.
Family legal cases can be very difficult to deal with. Often times, they are rife with emotion and the lines of reality and fact can become blurred. If you have a case you need to bring before the courts, the steps to do this and the outcomes can be very different. For example, if you suspect your ex-spouse of abusing your child and are seeking full custody of your child, the process would work like this. First, if you are sure of your suspicions, then you must phone the authorities and report the abuse. Once you have filed a report you need to meet with an attorney to discuss the charges and compile evidence to support your suitability for full custody of the child.
After the Lawyer and yourself compile the evidence, your lawyer will ask for an emergency family court hearing to argue your case. If you are successful, you will be granted temporary custody before going back to court to present evidence and petition for full custody. This part of the process can be very long and you have to prepare yourself mentally for a fight and a lot of emotion. It is vital at this point to gather affidavits of support from friends and family to show your suitability to raise the child on your own. It is the job of your ex-spouses lawyer to dig up evidence to show you are an unfit parent, so your goal is to paint yourself in the best possible light. No one is perfect, but you only have to show you can be the better parent, not that you are a saint. It is vital that you listen to your Lawyer during this time and do not make contact with your ex-spouse or their family. With the team at Cutter, you and your child’s rights will be respected and defended.
Here at Cutter we understand the emotion that surrounds these family cases and can help you combat it! The dedicated team at Cutter & Associates have years of experience fighting for clients like you and understand the complexities of family legal cases. If you are looking for a lawyer in the San Antonio, Texas area then look no further than us, Cutter and the team will be at your side, no matter what!