Services Provided by Family Law Attorneys
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. 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. 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. A divorce case can be settled through amicable negotiations and settlement and this does not have to be ruled by a judge. Otherwise, it will be brought to court and the judge will issue the final order on the issue.
Adoption issues are also handled by family law attorneys. There are many steps involved in adoption where a family law attorney helps the couple make the adoption legal. Adoption laws in different places vary and they also vary depending on the child’s age. 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.
There are many future issues that can be foreseen when it comes to marriage, and family law attorneys help create documents that can prevent them. 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. 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 criminal issues that are handled by a family law attorney. There are family law attorneys that specialize in domestic violence or juvenile law which is also under criminal law.
Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants can help expatriates living in the UAE and GCC with their divorce of separation cases. With her expertise in family law, Helen Mathieu can handle divorce matters and non-contested separation agreements. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.