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. 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. A family law attorney is responsible for settling issues which has to do with the division of assets, child custody and support, and visitation rights for a 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.
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. Laws are different in different places and may also vary according to 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. 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. Sometimes criminal issues involving a family can be handled by a family law attorney. 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. If you want to know the best course of action to take in your divorce case then you need a proper legal consultant.