Family Law: A multifaceted area of law that deals with family relations. Family law encompasses such areas as: adoption, child custody and visitation, children's rights etc.

Divorce Law: A Divorce is the termination of a marriage by legal action, requiring a petition or complaint for divorce (or dissolution in some states) by one party. There are two types of divorce-- fault and no-fault.

Criminal Defense Law: Unlike civil law, which involves private law suits between two or private entities; Criminal Defense Law involves prosecution by the state or federal government of a person or business for an act that has been classified as a crime.

Juvenile Defense Law: The area of law that deals with criminal law involving persons not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. In most states, the age for criminal culpability is set at 18 years.

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