As an area of legal practice, family law is wide and deals with many cases including issues of marriage, divorce, legal separation, adoption, child custody, child support and spousal support. Issues that might arise during a family law case include property and child custody disputes in a divorce proceeding, child support and visitation rights in a divorce or a legal separation case. Other common issues include the validity or eligibility of marriage in marriage cases and who may be adopted or can adopt in adoption cases.

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