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. There are many cases involved in family law and this is the reason why many family law courts today are crowded. 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. 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. 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.
If you have an adoption case, then you can seek help from a family law attorney. 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.
Creating documents to prevent future foreseeable issues is also parts of the services offered by family law attorneys. 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. 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. 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.
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. With her expertise in family law, Helen Mathieu can handle divorce matters and non-contested separation agreements. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.