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. A family law attorney is the one who handles cases which has something to do with family law. Divorce and legal separation is perhaps the most common of the family law cases being handled by a family law attorney. Some of the responsibilities of a family law attorney when it comes to divorce cases include settling the division of conjugal property, child support and custody issues, and they also set visitation rights for the other 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 make your adoption legal, a family law attorney can guide you through the steps involved so that the adoption can become legal. Laws are different in different places and may also vary according to 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.
Family law attorneys also help create documents that prevent future issues that can be foreseen. A prenuptial agreement is a document that sets forth how assets would be divided if the couple were to divorce; this is one document that a family law attorney can create. 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. Sometimes criminal issues involving a family can be handled by a family law attorney. 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. 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.