Overview: legal issues in family cases

Henry VIII of England by Joos van Clees (public domain)

Henry VIII of England, by Joos van Clees (public domain)

Parties to a marriage usually promise their love, care, and support will last “til death do us part,” but as the infamous King Henry VIII showed the world, sometimes the commitment fails for one reason or another. When this happens, numerous legal questions arise that must be dealt with.

Thankfully, society has moved beyond spousal execution as a legally-permissible form of marital dissolution, but today, most parties in a family case are still left with a lot to learn during an emotionally-difficult time. Continue reading