How a Family Law Attorney Can Help You
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. Today, you will witness many family related issues and this is the reason why family law courts are always full. A family law attorney is the one who handles cases which has something to do with family law. Divorce and legal separation is perhaps the most common of the family law cases being handled by a family law attorney. 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. If it could be settled outside of court, then the divorce case does not have to reach the courts. 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.
Adoption issues are also handled by family law attorneys. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants can help expatriates living in the UAE and GCC with their divorce of separation cases. With her expertise in family law, Helen Mathieu can handle divorce matters and non-contested separation agreements. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.