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. If an individual is having problems with situations under family law, then the best attorney that can help that individual is a family law attorney. Family law attorneys handle divorce and separation cases which are the most common family law cases today. Some of the responsibilities of a family law attorney when it comes to divorce cases include settling the division of conjugal property, child support and custody issues, and they also set visitation rights for the other 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.
A family law attorney also handles adoption issues. There are many steps involved in adoption where a family law attorney helps the couple make the adoption 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.
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. If the attorney has a high level of expertise, then he can also set up a trust fund in the name of their children or a spouse. There are situations also when a family lawyer may have to handle criminal issues. There are family law attorneys that specialize in domestic violence or juvenile law which is also under criminal law.
If you are an expatriate living in the UAE and GCC, and you need help with your divorce case, then you can seek the services of Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants for your needs. With her expertise in family law, Helen Mathieu can handle divorce matters and non-contested separation agreements. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.