Smith and Shipley, Attorneys at Law, located in Beaumont, Texas, are both Board Certified Attorneys in Family Law serving 11 counties in Southeast Texas. Family law refers to legal matters relating to marriage, divorce, legal separation, child custody and support, alimony (spousal support), adoption and related issues. At one time or another, almost everyone will have a family law matter that they will need settled. As family law matters involve more than just money, it is important for a person who has a family law issue to have an attorney from a family law firm who will help him or her to receive the best legal decision possible. Family attorneys are trained to help people who are dealing with both financial and emotional legal issues.