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. 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. 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 it could be settled outside of court, then the divorce case does not have to reach the courts. 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. 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. 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. 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. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.