Family Law is one area that involves family issues in a legal perspective and helps resolve conflicts in issues involving marriage, divorce, paternity, child support, alimony, adoptions, custodian rights and more. Family laws and attorneys are mainly involved with divorced or separated couples but have properties or children that are being shared.Each state has its own laws governing these issues and disputes differently over issues like spousal support, child support, division of assets and property. These cases are different for unmarried couples who choose to live together without marriage and have children. There are a lot of permutations and combination and thus family laws are very area. However, if a couple has lived together for a certain number of years like 7 or higher then many states give the couple the same status as a married couple. If you do not fall into this category then the law will treat the couple as two separate individuals and there will be no responsibility or rights when the relationship ends.Law for family cases are ones that are on the emotional side and need sensitive handling as they deal with relationships and associated issues. It is, therefore important that these issues should be carefully dealt with and the attorney also needs to act as a mediator at times. Also, child custody rights are an important part of the law. There are some laws governing these. Since, the 1970’s the courts award the child to the parent who can best take care of it for that age of the child.