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. 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. The most common issues handled by a family law attorney is divorce and legal separations. 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. Otherwise, it will be brought to court and the judge will issue 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. Different places have different adoption laws and they also differ depending on the age of the child being adopted. 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. 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 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.
Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants can help expatriates living in the UAE and GCC with their divorce of separation cases. Helene Mathieu is an expert in family law and she also handles non-contested separation agreements and divorce matters. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.