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. Today, you will witness many family related issues and this is the reason why family law courts are always full. The family law attorney handles all cases relating to family law. The most common issues handled by a family law attorney is divorce and legal separations. 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.
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. 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.
Family law attorneys also help create documents that prevent future issues that can be foreseen. 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 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 criminal issues that are handled by a family law attorney. 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. If the separation is non-contested or if the issue is divorce, Helene Mathieu is able to provide legal services because of her expertise in family law. If you want to know the best course of action to take in your divorce case then you need a proper legal consultant.