For many people, family law is one of the only areas of the legal system that they will interact with in their life. This may be due to divorce, a paternity suit, or child support modification. Many people also feel that they can navigate this part of the legal system on their own without legal representation. Unfortunately, family law is like many other areas of the law that are becoming more and more complex. Retaining counsel is the best way to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by the opposing party.