Family law consists of a series of laws and statues that govern the legal responsibilities between individuals who share a domestic connection. When a legal issue affects your family, getting the advice of a good lawyer can make a big difference. A family lawyer can help you manage your family affairs such as marriage, divorce, custody, guardianship, alimony and inheritance, with advice, document drafting, and court representation.
Family law can be very complex, especially in the Middle East where each religious
community is subject to its own personal status and inheritance laws. Family lawyers can
handle legal issues that involve your family members, including unions, disputes, split ups,
negotiations, and lawsuits. Your lawyer should supply you with advice on whether you
should take your case to court and how strong your case is. He or she should also take
you through every step of the process of filing papers or a lawsuit.
Make sure your lawyer is specialized in and understands the laws of your religion.
Most Arab countries have in common a traditional and patriarchal system in which family law is based on interpretations of Sharia (Islamic religious) law.