Family law is a broad category that covers areas of marriage and divorce (prenuptual agreements, postnuptual agreements, divorce settlements, separation agreements), as well as issues dealing with children. When it comes to children, the law follows the mantra: the best interest of the child. Thus, the courts tend to look for what is in the child's best interest in a separation or divorce, and not at what the couple are willing to agree to. Free Legal Aid has famly law content for each state, the top seven states are below for quick reference:
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California Family Law Legal Help
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New York Family Law Legal Help
Illinois Family Law Legal Help
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Divorce is not something that is easy for either party, and it is difficult when children are involved. However, finding an amicable way to settle and come to terms is often best for everyone involved. While it is advisable to engage attorneys when a divorce is immanent, it might be worth looking at what a simple divorce settlement agreement looks like (where there are no children involved). Free Legal Aid has a form, not to be used for actual settlement, but as a great example of what the type of terms are that the parties will want to negotiate. The divorce settlement form is here. Remember, on Freelegalaid.com, the forms are free, but are not a substitute for an attorney. Also, to download forms, you must be signed it (or just sign up, its free and we don't pester you with lots of emails or junk email).
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