Family Law Attorneys and Your Family Law Case
The area of law that deals with domestic relations and family matters like divorce, separation, marriage, child custody, child support, adoption, and a lot more, is the area called family law. Today, you will witness many family related issues and this is the reason why family law courts are always full. The family law attorney handles all cases relating to family law. Family law attorneys handle divorce and separation cases which are the most common family law cases today. A family law attorney is responsible for settling issues which has to do with the division of assets, child custody and support, and visitation rights for a parent. If it could be settled outside of court, then the divorce case does not have to reach the courts. If the parties are hostile and negotiations and settlement outside of court fails, then it becomes the responsibility of a judge to decide and give the final order on the issue.
A family law attorney also handles adoption issues. There are many steps involved in adoption where a family law attorney helps the couple make the adoption legal. Different places have different adoption laws and they also differ depending on the age of the child being adopted. In some places, the birth parents retain some rights over the child but this is not the case in other places.
Creating documents to prevent future foreseeable issues is also parts of the services offered by family law attorneys. They can create a prenuptial agreement which is a document that clearly sets forth how assets would be divided if the couple were to divorce. The postnuptial agreement is a document created by a family law attorney that also gives provision for the division of assets in a divorce, but also includes child custody, support, and visitation. A family law attorney that has attained a high level of expertise is able to set up a trust fund in the name of their children or a spouse. There are situations also when a family lawyer may have to handle criminal issues. Cases of domestic violence or juvenile law can be handled by a family law attorney who has specialized in these cases.
When it comes to divorce and separation issues with expatriates living in the UAE and GCC, Helen Mathieu Legal Consultants are there to help them with these cases. If the separation is non-contested or if the issue is divorce, Helene Mathieu is able to provide legal services because of her expertise in family law. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.