When you choose McGuire Condon, P.C., you’re getting over six decades of combined legal experience in all areas of family law. In addition to our primary areas of practice involving divorce, separation, child custody and support, and related issues, we can assist with a number of other family court matters.
Domestic abuse victims can ask a family court to issue a protection order against their abuser.
An adult or a child may legally change their name via family court.
Guardianship involves determining who is responsible for the medical, personal, and financial decisions of an adult or child who cannot care for themselves.
If there are serious reasons why a parent should not have a parental relationship with a child, then the family court may terminate their parental rights. These reasons can include abandonment, abuse, and neglect.
The family court also oversees all matters involving allegations of child abuse or neglect, as well as where minors are accused of any illegal behavior. These matters are primarily handled by the District Attorney – Juvenile Division. The family court can also approve any work permits for individuals under 14 years old.
Individuals under the age of 18 who wish to be emancipated (legally free from the control of their parents) or get married can petition the family court for approval.