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. There are many cases involved in family law and this is the reason why many family law courts today are crowded. The family law attorney handles all cases relating to family law. Family law attorneys handle divorce and separation cases which are the most common family law cases today. 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 it could be settled outside of court, then the divorce case does not have to reach the courts. If the parties are hostile and negotiations and settlement outside of court fails, then it becomes the responsibility of a judge to decide and give 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. Adoption laws in different places vary and they also vary depending on the child’s age. 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. 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. 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. There are family law attorneys that specialize in domestic violence or juvenile law which is also under criminal law.
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. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.