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. A family law attorney is the one who handles cases which has something to do with family law. Family law attorneys handle divorce and separation cases which are the most common family law cases today. When two parties are involved in a divorce case, the family law attorney takes care of settling the division of marital property, child support, child custody issues, and set visitation rights. 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.
Adoption issues are also handled by family law attorneys. If you want to make your adoption legal, a family law attorney can guide you through the steps involved so that the adoption can become legal. Adoption laws in different places vary and they also vary depending on the child’s age. 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.
Creating documents to prevent future foreseeable issues is also parts of the services offered by family law attorneys. One of the documents that they can create is a prenuptial agreement between couples that sets forth division of assets if the couple were to divorce. The family lawyer can also create a postnuptial agreement which also include division of assets but also include arrangements for child visitation, custody and support. Setting up a trust fund in the name of the children or a spouse can be done by a family law attorney with a high level of experience. 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.
If you are an expatriate living in the UAE and GCC, and you need help with your divorce case, then you can seek the services of Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants for your needs. Helene Mathieu is an expert in family law and she also handles non-contested separation agreements and divorce matters. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.