Services Provided by Family Law Attorneys
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. If an individual is having problems with situations under family law, then the best attorney that can help that individual is a family law attorney. 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. A divorce case can be settled through amicable negotiations and settlement and this does not have to be ruled by a judge. However, if there is hostility between the spouses and a settlement cannot be agreed upon, then the divorce case is brought to court where the judge gives the final order for all issues involved.
If you have an adoption case, then you can seek help from a family law attorney. 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. 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. 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. 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. Helene Mathieu is an expert in family law and she also handles non-contested separation agreements and divorce matters. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.