Services Provided by Family Law Attorneys
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. A family law attorney is the one who handles cases which has something to do with 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 both parties are agreeable to amicable settlement outside of court, then it does not have to be decided by a judge. However, if there is hostility between the spouses and a settlement cannot be agreed upon, then the divorce case is brought to court where the judge gives the final order for all issues involved.
If you have an adoption case, then you can seek help from a family law attorney. There are many steps involved in adoption where a family law attorney helps the couple make the adoption legal. Different places have different adoption laws and they also differ depending on the age of the child being adopted. In some places, the birth parents retain some rights over the child but this is not the case in other places.
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. 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. 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.
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. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.