Family Law

The articles presented here were written by attorneys practicing in Whatcom County. They’re meant to provide you with legal information. For legal advice you should contact a qualified attorney.

Family law, also known as matrimonial law or the law of domestic relations, often involves a great deal of stress. When people need information on family law, it is usually because they are going through—or considering—significant changes in their lives, such as divorce or separation. Other types of family law, including requirements for getting married and adopting a child, are associated with happier events, but have their share of stresses too. Knowledge of the law does not eliminate all the anxieties that may accompany a legal issue, but it is a step in the right direction.