What is Family Law?

The longevity of Connecticut’s Ebenstein & Ebenstein law firm can be attributed to its results-oriented approach as well as its experience and expertise in several practice areas. Ebenstein & Ebenstein focused on personal injury cases and also represented clients in real estate law, estate planning, and family law.

Family law is an area of law that addresses domestic matters such as marriages and civil unions, divorce, alimony, child custody, parental rights, and protection from domestic violence. Family law is not always associated with the dissolution of a family; family law lawyers are also very skilled at helping parents through the complicated adoption process. They can also help individuals carry out paternity tests if necessary.

In contrast to some other types of attorneys, family lawyers spend a great deal of time with their clients, hearing their struggles and personal dilemmas, and helping them overcome these challenges. Working at such an intimate level with clients can be highly rewarding as well as emotionally draining. As divorce rates continue to climb in the United States, the need for family lawyers grows as well.