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 both parties are agreeable to amicable settlement outside of court, then it does not have to be decided by a judge. 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. If you want to legalize your adoption, then you need a family law attorney who will help you through the steps involved. Different places have different adoption laws and they also differ depending on the age of the child being adopted. There are places where the birth parents retain some rights while in other places, all the legal right of birth parents are completely given up.
Family law attorneys also help create documents that prevent future issues that can be foreseen. 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. Another document that a family law attorney can create is a postnuptial agreement which also includes division of assets but has the additional provision for child visitation, custody, and support. If the attorney has a high level of expertise, then he can also set up a trust fund in the name of their children or a spouse. There are criminal issues that are handled by a family law attorney. Where the issues is domestic violence or juvenile law, these are under criminal law but can also be a specialization of a family law attorney.
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. With her expertise in family law, Helen Mathieu can handle divorce matters and non-contested separation agreements. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.