Michele L. Roberts, ESQ, is devoted to Family Law, the area of legal practice concerning such matters as:
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support Payments
Specifically, when it comes to children, Family Law deals with adoption, guardianship, and state child protection. Family Law also encompasses restraining orders and domestic violence cases when dealing with adults.
Divorce and Annulment
Divorce and annulment are both court procedures that dissolve a marriage. The difference is an annulment treats the marriage as if it never happened. Statistics indicate most dissolution of marriage cases are done through divorce. Michele L. Roberts, ESQ understands both court procedures, and can consult with you as to which procedure would best represent your situation.
Child Custody and Visitation Cases
Child custody and visitation matters are always based on the best interests of the child.
Child Support is the amount of money a parent is required by law to pay the spouse who has legal primary custody of the child. Child support monies are for the benefit of the child for the purpose of food, shelter, clothing, health and medical care and education expenses.
Spousal Support (Alimony)
Often referred to as “alimony”, spousal support refers to payments made on a regular basis from one spouse to the other during a separation or after a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to recognize the receiving spouse’s contribution to the marriage and to aid that spouse to achieve financial independence where possible.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Family Court?
Court proceedings can often be challenging when it comes to family law matters. It is usually wise to consult with an attorney who is familiar with Family Law in order to protect your rights and interests. Michele L. Roberts, ESQ is such an attorney, who knows the complicated legal process, as well as how to navigate efficiently and effectively. She will be able to answer any questions you may have before and during the legal Family Law process.