How a Family Law Attorney Can Help You
When you have issues with domestic relations and family matters like divorce, separation, and child custody issues, and any other issues that has something to do with our domestic relationships, then this area of the law is handled by a family law attorney. The reason why family law courts are crowded is due to the many cases involved in family law. The family law attorney handles all cases relating to family law. The most common issues handled by a family law attorney is divorce and legal separations. A family law attorney is responsible for settling issues which has to do with the division of assets, child custody and support, and visitation rights for a parent. A divorce case can be settled through amicable negotiations and settlement and this does not have to be ruled by a judge. However, if there is hostility between the spouses and a settlement cannot be agreed upon, then the divorce case is brought to court where the judge gives the final order for all issues involved.
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. Different places have different adoption laws and they also differ depending on 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. 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 family lawyer can also create a postnuptial agreement which also include division of assets but also include arrangements 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. 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. With her expertise in family law, Helen Mathieu can handle divorce matters and non-contested separation agreements. If you want to know the best course of action to take in your divorce case then you need a proper legal consultant.