Services Provided by Family Law Attorneys
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. 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. If the parties are hostile and negotiations and settlement outside of court fails, then it becomes the responsibility of a judge to decide and give the final order on the issue.
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. Adoption laws in different places vary and they also vary depending on the child’s age. 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. 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. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.