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Family Law Frequently Asked Questions
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Divorcing from your spouse can bring to light a wide range of stressful matters which you need to come to an agreement on. Whether you are arguing about who will have custody, who pays support, or you are receiving threats from your spouse, our Washington DC family lawyer at Lopez Law Firm PLLC can help.
Why is it important to have a lawyer to represent me?
A: Although it may not be mandatory in all cases, it is imperative that you have a skilled family law attorney to represent you in all matters of divorce or legal separation. We work to help you achieve a desirable outcome.
How is child custody determined?
A: There are many different factors which are taken into consideration when the court makes a decision about child custody. The child's relationship with each parent may be considered, as well as each parent's ability to provide and the best interests of the children involved.
How do the courts calculate child support payments?
A: The amount of child support which is required typically depends on the non-custodial parent's income. They may also calculate based on the health care, schooling, and other requirements of the child or children.
If my circumstances change, can I get a modification to my court order?
A: You can absolutely apply for a modification to your divorce order if your circumstances have changed drastically. We can help you to put together the necessary evidence and paperwork to support your case.
What can I do if I'm suffering from threats of domestic violence?
A: If you have been threatened with domestic violence or have suffered from physical violence, it is important to take quick action and hire a lawyer to represent you. We may be able to help you get a restraining order.