Family Law Attorneys and Your Family Law Case
When you have issues with domestic relations and family matters like divorce, separation, and child custody issues, and any other issues that has something to do with our domestic relationships, then this area of the law is handled by a family law attorney. 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. Divorce and legal separation is perhaps the most common of the family law cases being handled by a family law attorney. 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.
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. 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.
There are many future issues that can be foreseen when it comes to marriage, and family law attorneys help create documents that can prevent them. They can create a prenuptial agreement which is a document that clearly sets forth how assets would be divided if the couple were to divorce. The postnuptial agreement is a document created by a family law attorney that also gives provision for the division of assets in a divorce, but also includes child custody, support, and visitation. 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. 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. Helene Mathieu is an expert in family law and she also handles non-contested separation agreements and divorce matters. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.