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. 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. 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. In some places, the birth parents retain some rights over the child but this is not the case in other places.
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. 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 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.
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. Helene Mathieu is an expert in family law and she also handles non-contested separation agreements and divorce matters. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.