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. The reason why family law courts are crowded is due to the many cases involved in family law. 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. When two parties are involved in a divorce case, the family law attorney takes care of settling the division of marital property, child support, child custody issues, and set visitation rights. If it could be settled outside of court, then the divorce case does not have to reach the courts. 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.
Adoption issues are also handled by family law attorneys. If you want to make your adoption legal, a family law attorney can guide you through the steps involved so that the adoption can become legal. 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. 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. 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. Sometimes criminal issues involving a family can be handled by a family law attorney. There are family law attorneys that specialize in domestic violence or juvenile law which is also under criminal law.
If you are an expatriate living in the UAE and GCC, and you need help with your divorce case, then you can seek the services of Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants for your needs. 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.