A family lawyer is there to assist with any and all aspects of the law pertaining to a family. The lawyer will assist with marriage contracts, separation contracts, alimony, and child custody cases. The field is much wider than that of a specified divorce or custody lawyer. Family lawyers don’t only handle dispute cases but also handle documentation matters. Where agreements need to be drafted for matrimonial purposes or even planning for the end of life. Further, it should be noted that where a couple doesn’t want to or cannot legally marry, a cohabitation agreement can be drawn up to protect partners of a relationship should the relationship end. This is an important document and should be considered. No one hopes that their relationship will end but it is wise to be protected it should it come to that. A family lawyer can assist.