Services Provided by Family Law Attorneys
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. 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. 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.
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. In some places, the birth parents retain some rights over the child but this is not the case in other places.
Creating documents to prevent future foreseeable issues is also parts of the services offered by family law attorneys. 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. Cases of domestic violence or juvenile law can be handled by a family law attorney who has specialized in these cases.
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. With her expertise in family law, Helen Mathieu can handle divorce matters and non-contested separation agreements. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.