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In the United States, each state has its own laws, statutes, codes, and rules for legally terminating a marriage via divorce. Regardless of jurisdiction, a divorce can be either contested or uncontested. An uncontested divorce is the most common – in this scenario, both parties support a divorce, and often agree on issues such as property division and child support, which facilitates the court process. A contested divorce takes considerably longer and relies heavily on judicial intervention to decide on relevant issues such as property division, alimony, and visitation rights. Divorce attorneys can help resolve these issues.

Other family law issues includes marriage termination, parental rights and duties, paternity testing, guardianship, adoption, and LGBT relations. Most family law cases arise from the termination of a marriage or relationship. In divorce cases, family law attorneys help clients file for divorce and finalize related issues such as alimony, child custody, and division of property. Another important role of family law is prevention of physical and emotional abuse. While some divorce cases settle out of court, most individuals in family law cases hire local lawyers or attorneys due to the strong emotions associated with their issues.

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