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Many divorces are uncontested, meaning that the parties are able to come to an agreement on their own and resolve all the issues in their divorce case. We are here to help you complete the divorce process by representing you through the legal process and seeing that the appropriate documents are completed to finalize your divorce.
If you and your spouse are unable to agree on an issue in your divorce then we are here to guide you through the divorce process. Whether the focus is on child custody, support, or property, we can help you avoid mistakes and overcome the legal hurdles. We will fight and be your tireless advocate.
Under Texas Law most property whether personal or real, acquired during marriage is community property and is to be divided in a just and equitable manner. Assets acquired before marriage, inherited or received as gifts are separate property. Separate property is not divisible. Therefore it is important to review the marital property to determine whether it is separate or community.
Child Related Matters
Custody of children is the most emotional issue in family law. Our focus and your primary concern during your divorce should be to protect your child’s well-being and determine what is in the child’s best interest. We explain the pros and cons and help our clients make the redecisions.
Parents have a legal duty to support their children until they reach age 18 and/or graduate from high school. Child support is based on the needs of the child and the income of the parent responsible for payments. We can help you determine the amount and how it is to be paid. Child support is owed regardless of the financial status of the custodial parent.
Visitation & Access
Texas has a visitation schedule that is tied to a standard possession order with significant access to the children. We listen to your wishes and concerns and help you obtain a schedule that will achieve the best results for you and your children.
Until your child reaches 18 years of age, changes in circumstances can mean that modification needs to be made in custody and child support issue. Such modifications are not made lightly. Modification of custody must be in the best interest of the child.
Unfortunately not all court orders are followed. An enforcement action may be necessary to obtain child support or exercise visitation with your child. If you are not receiving the rights and benefits that you have been awarded by a court order, we can help.
Paternity suits establish the parental rights to children and setup a parenting plan for parents who were never married. A paternity test provides genetic testing and can give you peace of mind of knowing who is the biological father. Once established, child support, possession and access will be determined.
Termination is the legal process where a parent’s rights to a child are ended. This can be done through a voluntary relinquishment of parental rights or involuntary termination.
An adoption, including step parent adoption is the legal process by which the formal parent child relationship is established. The adoptive parents acquire the same rights as if the child was their natural born child.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements establish a written contract pertaining to your property rights after marriage. They help you identify and keep assets separate after marriage.