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. The reason why family law courts are crowded is due to the many cases involved in family law. The family law attorney handles all cases relating to family law. Divorce and legal separation is perhaps the most common of the family law cases being handled by a family law attorney. 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. Birth parents give up their rights when they have their child adopted, but in some places they still retain some of their rights over the child.
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. 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 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.
Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants can help expatriates living in the UAE and GCC with their divorce of separation 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.