A family attorney assists people with family matters. This could relate to divorce and custody battles, domestic violence and abuse as well as documentation needs. A family attorney is a professional in family law and can best assist with documentations such as setting up trusts and wills. In addition to this a family attorney may assist in domestic violence cases and protection orders. In preparation for marriage, a family attorney can likewise assist with ante nuptial contracts and the accrual system. If you are unsure about the accrual system, contact a family attorney to assist you with an explanation as to how the accrual system works and when it becomes relevant. Similarly, a family attorney can assist where you might need a cohabitation agreement, which becomes relevant when marriage is not an option in long term relationships. In any of these events a family attorney will be able to assist.