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Why Do I Need a Family Law Attorney?

Why Do I Need a Family Law Attorney?

Why Do I Need a Family Law Attorney?

Family law is the portion of the law that covers family and familial matters. There are a variety of things family law attorneys can help you with including divorce, paternity, parental rights, child custody and child support. If you are dealing with one of these issues you may need a family law attorney.


When you are going through a divorce you may need an attorney to help you settle the division of assets. Divorces are often turbulent and many couples do not agree nor do they want to sit down and talk it out amongst themselves. Having a good attorney will allow you to have someone on your side to fight for you while keeping things civil. They will also make sure everything is done properly and according to the law so you don’t run into issues down the road.


When trying to prove or disprove the paternity of a child, a family law attorney can help you with the legal side of things. We will ensure things go smoothly and by the book. It can also be very helpful for parents who are not communicative and need a third party to work through it with them

Parental Rights

Whether you’re fighting for your parental rights or trying to have parental rights revoked from one or both parents of a child, you will most likely need a family law attorney involved. Parental rights may come into play if one or both parents are absent or unfit or if the child is being adopted.

Child Custody

Another time you should have a family law attorney is when dealing with child custody. This may be the result of a divorce or a part of a paternity case. Regardless of why you are dealing with the issue of child custody, it is smart to have someone on your side to help you get the best outcome possible.

Child Support

Similarly to child custody, you will want a family law attorney to help you sort out your child support. Having an attorney will ensure that proper payment is given and a plan is set in place.

If you need a family law attorney or need to consult a family law attorney please call Mestayer Law Firm today. Our experienced team is ready to help you with any of your family law needs.

Mestayer Law Firm provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Gulfport. If you are making future plans for your estate, then contact us today and let us help take care of every detail of your finances. Call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!

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This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in Mississippi and have based the information presented on US laws. This article is legal information and is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors or mistakes.

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