This legal practice area is where we focuse on issues involving family relationships such as marriage, adoption, divorce, and child custody.
Our experienced lawyers represent our clients in family court proceedings or in related negotiations. They also draft important legal documents such as court petitions or property agreements.
Fakhry Law Firm has worked on many different family law cases. Some are often complex with multi-jurisdictional intersections. The following outlines some specific areas we can advise on:
1. Civil and Religious Marriages:
– Type of marriage (Civil or Religious)
– The jurisdiction to conclude civil marriage
-Assistance in drafting prenuptial agreements
2. Divorce and related issues:
– Religious divorce
– Civil divorce
– International divorce
– Child Custody and guardianship
– Right of visit
– Child abduction
– Common properties distribution
3. Family crimes
4. Death related issues
Child abduction is the unauthorised removal or retention of a minor from a parent or anyone with legal responsibility for the child. Child abduction can be committed by parents or other family members; by people known but not related to the victim, such as neighbours, friends and acquaintances; and by strangers.
Child custody consists of legal custody, which is the right to make decisions about the child, and physical custody, which is the right and duty to house, provide and care for the child.Married parents normally have joint legal and physical custody of their children. Decisions about child custody typically arise in proceedings involving divorce, annulment, separation, adoption or parental death. In most jurisdictions child custody is determined in accordance with the best interests of the child standard.
Divorce is the legal action between married people to terminate their marriage relationship. It can be referred to as dissolution of marriage and is basically, the legal action that ends the marriage before the death of either spouse.
This can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic abuse is typically manifested as a pattern of abusive behavior where the abuser exerts power and control over the victim and can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.
Inheritance refers to property acquired through the laws of descent and distribution. Though sometimes used in reference to property acquired through a will, the legal meaning of inheritance includes only property that descends to an heir through intestacy, when a person has died intestate. Any part of a person’s estate not disposed of by a valid will or trust is overseen by a probate court following each state’s laws of intestate succession.