WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FAMILY LAW

The family is the first institution with which every human being comes into contact because even before birth he lives in a person the mother-child relationship begins. In such a way that, from the beginning of human existence, the functions lavished by the family with respect to its members are irreplaceable and fundamental.

These functions not only cover the material aspects (food, housing, medicines, among others) of the needs of its members, but also the spiritual aspects (education, solidarity, affection, security, communication, attention, security, socialisation, etc.) It is above all in relation to the latter, that the family becomes more than a conglomerate of people with purely welfare functions, in a community of love and life in which each of its members feels welcomed, supported and safe.

In this sense, the family environment provides the human being with the necessary goods to develop properly and prevents or corrects situations that may affect said development. In this way, it is the parents who hold the primary responsibility for the upbringing, guidance and protection of children, who, to fully develop, need the family environment and the environment of happiness, love and understanding that is lived within it; being, consequently, the first ones obliged to safeguard the respect and primacy of the best interest of the child in the situations that involve it.

The family is, therefore, the first social unit in which each human being becomes aware of the value of their existence and, therefore, of the importance of respecting their dignity as a human person. In the family, one learns to become aware of the inalienable rights of each one of its members, promoting per se a true culture of Human Rights and protection towards the weakest

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WHAT TO DO WHEN FACING FAMILY DISPUTES?

In a family that can adequately fulfil its functions, the protection of the rights of its members and access to adequate living conditions is guaranteed. Therefore, considering the solidarity and care of its members among themselves minimises the appearance of negative situations, such as school dropout, infant mortality, lack of access to health services, violence and sexual exploitation, addictions and juvenile delinquency.

In contrast, the family helps its members to achieve a higher level of schooling, to equitably distribute burdens to eliminate exploitation, to protect women, the elderly and children from dangerous situations, to access better living and housing conditions, to improve the use of money, to educate them in virtues and recognition of their affections in such a way that they are not victims of abuses or deadly vices. When this panorama is not achieved then it is necessary to look for the help of qualified professionals.

WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOULD I BRING TO MY FIRST VISIT TO THE FAMILY LAWYER?

Time is more valuable than money, if you want to save time and money from extra/unneeded appointments then you can go forward and collect the documentation needed for an effective first visit to your family lawyer. Here at VIC Family Lawyers not having any documents from this list is not a reason to postpone your first visit to the family lawyer.

These are some documents you can take with you, so your lawyer gets a clearer picture of your issue:

  • A summary with the names of the spouses and children and their birth dates, day they marriage and the date of separation.
  • Your marriage contract if there is one.
  • Any type of written agreements between the parties including Separation Agreement, Amending Agreement, Settlement Consents, etc.
  • Any letter you have received from a lawyer that is representing your spouse.
  • If you are already in a judicial procedure, bring all your Court Documents and bring also any Financial Statements, Application, Endorsements, Court Orders, etc.
  • It is a good idea to bring your income tax return from the last taxation year.
  • It is also useful if you can make a list of your assets and liabilities at the date of marriage and at the date of separation.
  • Write down all questions you want to ask to your lawyer.

THE FUNDAMENTAL ROLE OF FAMILY IN SOCIETY

That is, the family as an intermediate institution between the individual and society is the community that through solidarity as a way of life, protects and educates its members for their projection in social life. And this conjunction of functions is a task that can only be fulfilled naturally by it and that cannot be replaced without carrying with it an affectation for its members.

In this sense, the family as a fundamental unit of society contributes to social cohesion and development, education in Human Rights, preservation of identity and values. In other words, it plays a significant role in maintaining the culture of a nation.

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