Family Law Attorneys and Your Family Law Case
Family law is the branch of the law that deals with domestic relations and family matters like marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, child abduction, property settlements, and a lot more. 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. Family law attorneys handle divorce and separation cases which are the most common family law cases today. 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 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.
Adoption issues are also handled by family law attorneys. 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.
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 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. 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.