Family law is the body of law that deals with the family relationship and issues associated with family life. The term ‘family’ refers to the immediate family members – parents, spouses, and children under 18 years of age.
In addition, it also includes other individuals who are closely associated with the family, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and foster carers. A family law can be defined as “the law governing the family relationships and their legal consequences.”
A family lawyer can help you to make sure that your family law suit proceeds in accordance with the law. Family lawyers usually handle matters like custody, access, child maintenance, divorce and separation.
Family law cases come in different forms and are classified by the type of relationship between the parties. Civil (or matrimonial) law, is concerned with the legal relations that exist between married couples.