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. 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 both parties are agreeable to amicable settlement outside of court, then it does not have to be decided 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.
A family law attorney also handles adoption issues. If you want to legalize your adoption, then you need a family law attorney who will help you through the steps involved. Laws are different in different places and may also vary according to the age of the child being adopted. In some places, the birth parents retain some rights over the child but this is not the case in other places.
Creating documents to prevent future foreseeable issues is also parts of the services offered by family law attorneys. A prenuptial agreement is a document that sets forth how assets would be divided if the couple were to divorce; this is one document that a family law attorney can create. 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 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. 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.