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Family Law in Portland, ME

If you’re currently going through a family law matter such as a divorce or a child custody battle, you already know how difficult it can be to keep your emotions in check. You may be having a hard time making decisions or reaching resolutions with your spouse, partner, or family member.

Family law is the body of laws and cases that control legally responsible ties among persons sharing a domestic connection. Usually, the cases involve parties who are related by marriage or blood; however, family law can also be operational over persons in casual or distant relationships. Because of the emotions always involved in family law cases, litigants are usually advised to hire legal counsel.

The bulk of family law cases arise from the termination of a romantic relationship or marriage. A family law attorney is a trained lawyer who specializes in family law and all case precedents. As a result, a family law attorney helps clients file for divorce or separation, alimony, child custody, visitation, and support.

While many couples remain married until death, many couples who are married a short time seek an annulment because things don’t work out for them. As a result of the crisis in the marriage that made the couples ask for an annulment, the spouses need an experienced lawyer to guide them through this emotional situation and begin new lives.


Here to Help You

As a family attorney, the Law Office of John Lemieux understands what you’re going through and wants to reassure you that having such complex feelings during your legal matter is completely normal. After all, the decisions you make now will change your life for many years to come. For this reason, the Law Office of John Lemieux’s goal is to offer you compassion during this tough time as well as legal services that help you reach peaceful resolutions. The Law Office of John Lemieux is equipped to handle family matters such as:


    • Divorce
    • Legal separation
    • Domestic partnerships
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Child support
    • Alimony
    • Domestic violence
    • Property distribution
    • Visitation Rights (Grandparents and parents)
    • Marital Property Division
    • Marital Agreements
    • Paternity Tests and more

If you are facing hardships in your marriage and you are considering divorce as the only option, you should hire an experienced lawyer who understands family law and its intricacies for the following reasons:

  1. You are not familiar with matrimonial law or the family court
  2. You need objective advice to overrule your emotions
  3. You need to be given options, even those you are not aware of
  4. You require professional services with regard to the necessary paperwork.

Getting a family law attorney involved in your situation doesn’t mean that you want to start or continue a conflict; it simply means that you’re ready to work toward a resolution so that you can move forward. If you’re ready to put conflict behind you in favor of a fresh start, contact the Law Office of John Lemieux for help.