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Family Law Attorneys and Your Family Law Case

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. Divorce and legal separation is perhaps the most common of the family law cases being handled by a family law attorney. When two parties are involved in a divorce case, the family law attorney takes care of settling the division of marital property, child support, child custody issues, and set visitation rights. If both parties are agreeable to amicable settlement outside of court, then it does not have to be decided 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.

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. Laws are different in different places and may also vary according to 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. 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. 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 criminal issues that are 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. Helene Mathieu is an expert in family law and she also handles non-contested separation agreements and divorce matters. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.