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. A family law attorney is the one who handles cases which has something to do with 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. 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.
Adoption issues are also handled by family law attorneys. If you want to legalize your adoption, then you need a family law attorney who will help you through the steps involved. Laws are different in different places and may also vary according to 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.
Creating documents to prevent future foreseeable issues is also parts of the services offered by family law attorneys. One of the documents that they can create is a prenuptial agreement between couples that sets forth division of assets if the couple were to divorce. 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. 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.
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. If the separation is non-contested or if the issue is divorce, Helene Mathieu is able to provide legal services because of her expertise in family law. With the proper legal consultant, you will know the best course of action to take so that you can attain the most beneficial outcome.