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. 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 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. 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.
Family law attorneys also help create documents that prevent future issues that can be foreseen. 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. 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. Sometimes criminal issues involving a family can be handled by a family law attorney. 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.
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. 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. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.