Family law is the area of law that governs family matters and relations within the domestic sphere.
Family law is an umbrella term covering marriage, adoption, surrogacy, child protection, and juvenile law.
Family law is important because the family, despite its importance, may be subject to challenges.
The law aims to ensure when the family falls into disharmony, just outcomes should be promoted to respect and encourage each stakeholder to a matter. This brings the area of law into a territory of discomfort and pain for those subject to its jurisdiction. For this reason, practitioners of family law need to maintain an unrivalled empathy and level of understanding when acting on behalf of clients who are usually in emotional turmoil.