Family Law Attorney

Lauren Brangman

Family Law Attorney

Family Law matters cover a wide variety of cases including child custody and visitation, paternity, child abuse and neglect, guardianship, termination of parental rights, domestic violence, and more.
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Lauren Brangman

The Family Court Hears Matters Involving

Child Custody

Child custody consists of legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody is the right to make decisions about the child, including medical and educational decisions. Physical custody is the right to have the child reside in the home.

Child Visitation

The non-custodial parent has a right to petition the court for visitation also known as parenting time with their child(ren).

Family offenses

Family offenses occur when a family member commits an act against another family member. Such act can include assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, forcible touching, sexual misconduct, stalking, menacing, strangulation, and identity theft.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Neglect is the failure of a parent/caretaker to provide food, clothing, shelter, medical care, or supervision to the degree that the child’s health, safety, and well-being are put at risk. Child abuse is when a parent/caretaker inflicts or allows someone to inflict serious physical injury to the child or engages in sexual acts with the child.

Paternity

Paternity petitions are usually filed in order to establish a legal relationship between a father and a child.

Guardianship

A person can petition the court for guardianship of a child if there is concern that one or both parents are unable to care for the child for reasons including abuse/neglect, death, or abandonment.

Voluntary Placement

A parent/guardian has the right to place a child in foster care if they determine it is not best for the child to remain home.