Subjects that commonly fall under a body of family law include:

  • Marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.
  • Entry into legally recognized spousal and domestic relationships.
  • The termination of legally recognized family relationships and ancillary matters, including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards.
  • Adoption: proceedings to adopt a child.
  • Child protective proceedings: court proceedings that may result from state intervention in cases of child abuse and child neglect.
  • Paternity: proceedings to establish and disestablish paternity, and the administration of paternity testing.

Issues may arise in family law where there is a question as to the laws of the jurisdiction that apply to the marriage relationship or to custody and divorce, and whether a divorce or child custody order is recognized under the laws of another jurisdiction.

In law, an heir is a person who is entitled to receive a share of the deceased's (the person who died) property, subject to the rules of inheritance in the jurisdiction of which the deceased was a citizen or where the deceased (decedent) died or owned property at the time of death.

The inheritance may be either under the terms of a will or by intestate laws if the deceased had no will. 

A person does not become an heir before the death of the deceased, since the exact identity of the persons entitled to inherit is determined only then.

In modern law, the terms inheritance and heir refer exclusively to succession to property by descent from a deceased dying intestate.

Takers in property succeeded to under a will are termed generally beneficiaries or legatees.

When it comes to this body of law, we provide services of creation of all kind of contracts and wills, consultancy and representation before the competent institution.

 

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