There are legal institutions required to ensure that the society works in a safe and efficient way to all inhabitants. And one of the arms of the legal framework is the family law. Family law deals with all kinds of issues and problems that may arise in the realms of the family. Not all interactions in the family tend to be resolved amicably, and differences in opinion as well as claims with regard to individual stakes tend to require the involvement of the legal institutions to set things going on track. And as may be expected, the kinds of issues that arise within the family tend to be exhaustive, hence enormously expanding the scope of operations for family law.
While not attempting to formulate a complete list of issues that may be encountered under family law, some of the common themes that tend to be addressed under the stream of legislations would involve relationship matters, children’s issues and those that have to do with assets and liabilities of family members involved. Family law would have its say on relationship matters such as divorce or domestic violence, when relationships have gone sore between spouses or partners, of when one of the partners feels assaulted, physically or psychologically, by the other partner. Spouses may need protection and support from the legal systems of the society to escape being ill-treated by, or to seek redress from injustices in treatment from, the other partner in the relationship.
Family law has a role to play in such cases as child custody, when the partners in disagreement feel they have rights over their children after they have had mutual disagreement over their relationship. Adoption is another area that family law deals with, as there is much legality involved in effecting the adoption of a child, if such an intended benevolent were not to backfire upon the child or on the parent at a later stage. There are numerous other cases where assets and liabilities have turned problematic for partners or family members, as differences in stakes claimed tend to take a toll on relationships themselves. Be it the protection of rights or the distribution of assets and liabilities, adoption or the termination of parental rights, paternity or protection from abuse, it is the Family law that plays a pivotal role in setting things right and correcting the course of actions for all parties involved.