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. A family law attorney is the one who handles cases which has something to do with family law. Family law attorneys handle divorce and separation cases which are the most common family law cases today. 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. A divorce case can be settled through amicable negotiations and settlement and this does not have to be ruled 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 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.
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 family lawyer can also create a postnuptial agreement which also include division of assets but also include arrangements for child visitation, custody and support. A family law attorney that has attained a high level of expertise is able to set up a trust fund in the name of their children or a spouse. There are criminal issues that are 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. If the separation is non-contested or if the issue is divorce, Helene Mathieu is able to provide legal services because of her expertise in family law. If you want to know the best course of action to take in your divorce case then you need a proper legal consultant.