How a Family Law Attorney Can Help You
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. Today, you will witness many family related issues and this is the reason why family law courts are always full. 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. 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.
If you have an adoption case, then you can seek help from a family law attorney. 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. 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. 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. 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. There are family law attorneys that specialize in domestic violence or juvenile law which is also under criminal law.
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. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.