Family law is a rather broad practice area, encompassing marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, paternity, and other matters related to the family structure. Family laws also address controversial issues such as abortion rights and same-sex marriage, in addition to criminal matters like domestic violence and child abuse. Virginia family laws are created and revised by the actions of lawmakers and the courts, as in other states. For instance, annulment and prohibited marriage laws outlaw same-sex marriage, in addition to blood relations and those with undissolved previous marriages. Click on a link below to learn more.