Support from a Family Law Attorney
Michael L. Bury is a family law attorney in Chico, CA, who can offer legal advice and representation in all matters relating to family law in a timely and cost-effective manner. He focuses on protecting his clients’ rights and interests while also seeking solutions that work best for the family as a whole. His unique training—first in business then in law—as well as his extensive background working with youths has molded how he works to protect his clients. If you are involved in a family law matter and need legal representation, contact our law firm today.
Scope of Family Law
Family law refers to rules and regulations that have a significant impact on families. The two most obvious categories of family law are those dealing with divorce and child custody. However, family law also deals with adoptions, guardianships, visitation, and more.
Disputes over child custody can arise between divorced couples and between parents who never married. Other custody disputes can involve the child’s grandparents. While many family law matters are emotional, those surrounding child custody are especially difficult. With Mr. Bury’s help, you can reach a solution that keeps your child’s best interests in mind.
Child support is contested often in family courts. Child support payments are generally paid by one parent to the parent who has primary custody of the child. Issues of child support can arise during divorce proceedings, but they can arise between unmarried couples as well. Child support payments help to provide the child with food, shelter, schooling, health care, and more.
Visitation schedules can vary greatly depending on the needs of the child as well as the general health and wellness of either parent. Courts will examine both parents’ involvement in the child’s life, past or present drug or alcohol abuse, criminal records, reports of physical or sexual abuse, and more to determine an appropriate schedule. Some schedules, such as weekend visits, offer more flexibility than short, supervised visits.
Mr. Bury focuses on protecting his clients’ rights and interests while also seeking solutions that work best for the family as a whole.
Spousal support is typically paid from one spouse to the other in the event of divorce. It may be in addition to child support if children are involved. The purpose of spousal support is to provide the other spouse the same standard of living they were accustomed to when married. Support payments are typically paid to the spouse who did not work or who brought in less income.
During the divorce process, both parties must agree on an equitable division of their property and other assets. An attorney can assist with this to settle the matter outside of court. If this proves impossible, the court will determine a fair distribution of the assets.
In cases where a child or adult becomes disabled or incapacitated, the courts may appoint a guardian. The guardian then makes decisions regarding that person’s financial affairs and physical well-being.
Hiring a family law attorney like Mr. Bury can help adoption proceedings go smoothly. He can provide representation at court hearings, communicate with adoption agencies, ensure proper immigration, and more.
You Need a Family Law Attorney on Your Side
Whatever family law matter you are facing, you can rest assured that Michael L. Bury, Attorney at Law will work for you. Call our office at (530) 343-7800 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Mr. Bury has represented many clients in various areas of family law, and he can assist you in seeking solutions that benefit all members of the family.
“The office staff was very pleasant. Michael is very calm and collected, you get the feeling that he is very much in control of the situation.” Satisfied Client