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. 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. 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. 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 legalize your adoption, then you need a family law attorney who will help you through the steps involved. Adoption laws in different places vary and they also vary depending on the child’s age. 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. If the attorney has a high level of expertise, then he can also set up a trust fund in the name of their children or a spouse. Sometimes criminal issues involving a family can be handled by a family law attorney. Cases of domestic violence or juvenile law can be handled by a family law attorney who has specialized in these cases.
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. If you want to know the best course of action to take in your divorce case then you need a proper legal consultant.