Family law is the umbrella term used to describe any legal cases heard in the civil court that concern family matters, domestic relations, marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, separation, divorce, restraining orders, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and even child abduction.

However, most non-lawyers use the term family law to mean divorce, custody, and spousal or child support. A. C. Howard Law is empathetic and experienced in assisted clients with dissolution of marriage (divorce) proceedings, and in helping clients develop a custody agreement that satisfies their needs. In addition, child support and spousal support must be carefully calculated and negotiated, and we are happy to assist with these types of cases.