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. 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. 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. Otherwise, it will be brought to court and the judge will issue the final order on the issue.
If you have an adoption case, then you can seek help from a family law attorney. 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. 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. 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. 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. With her expertise in family law, Helen Mathieu can handle divorce matters and non-contested separation agreements. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.