Family Law

Family Law

Divorce

We understand that divorce is a legal issue that is unique because it intimately involves the entire family. Therefore, due to the sensitive nature of divorces, we encourage you to amicably resolve your case. We will work with you to help you reach an agreement that you will be satisfied with and that will allow you to move forward into a new season of your life. We hope and will encourage you to be committed to focusing on your true goals and the best interest of your children.

Divorce, even simple divorces, are complex legal issues that require extensive knowledge in Texas family law. When you find yourself contemplating filing for divorce or have been served with a Petition for Divorce, you should contact a lawyer immediately to get valuable information you need. We will provide you with knowledgeable legal advice that is specific to you and your family and we will discuss with you the following:

  • Dividing property
  • Paying marital debts
  • Custody and visitation rights
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Dividing retirement
  • Sale/refinance of marital home

When you hire our firm to represent you, you will receive passionate advocacy on your behalf. We will partner with you to find solutions that will work best for your family. We will work to make sure that you have legal representation that is competent, high quality representation that you can trust.

We know that you will have several questions and concerns that are important to you. We commit to listening to your side of the story and we will take the time to answer your questions. It is important to us that you have the legal tools you need to make upcoming decisions for you and your family so that you all can move forward.

Custody

We understand that children are your most valuable asset. We firmly believe that each child is a gift and blessing from God. Therefore, we encourage you to peacefully resolve your case and consider reaching an agreement outside of court. We will work with you to help you reach an agreement that you will be satisfied with and that will be in your child’s best interest. We hope and will encourage you to commit to focusing on the best interest of your children and we will provide you with all the legal tools you need to make the best decisions for your family.

In Texas, child custody cases are referred to as Suits Affecting the Parent Child Relationship. The laws involving the custody of children are state specific and are detailed as set out in the Texas Family Code. You should consult with a knowledgeable lawyer to get valuable information you need to make decisions on the following issues:

  • Parental rights
  • Visitation rights
  • Child support
  • Medical support

In addition to the above listed primary areas, you may need legal advice to address other issues such as the following:

  • Travel costs
  • Residency restrictions
  • Extracurricular activities and expenses
  • Daycare costs
  • School Tuition
  • Modification of prior court orders

If you need help with any of the above areas or if you have been served with a Petition or Motion to Modify, contact our offices as soon as possible, so that you can receive competent, high quality representation you can trust with your most valuable asset.

Child Support

As a general rule in Texas, child support is paid by the parent that does not have primary custody of the child or children. The amount of child support to be paid is based on a percentage of the parent’s net resources. The percentage paid by the parent varies depending on the number of children the parent has to support.

Oftentimes, parents apply for child support through the Office of the Attorney General, State of Texas.  Once a parent applies for services, the Attorney General’s office will open a new case. Additionally, if a parent is already receiving or paying child support, the amount can be modified based on very specific guidelines.

If you have filed for child support, get notice of a child support review meeting or are served with notice of a child support hearing, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible because your rights will not be protected by the Office of the Attorney General.  The Office of the Attorney General represents the State of Texas and not you the parent. No matter what aspect of child support you have a legal issue with, our firm is here to help you and guide you through the process.

Adoptions

If you have fallen in love with a child or multiple children and want to surround this child or children with your love permanently, we can help you with adoption.  Adoption will create permanent bond between you and your adopted child/children.

We would be honored to share in this exciting legal process and look forward to enriching your life with the gift and blessing of an adopted child. You will not only be a wonderful blessing to a child, but your life will be forever blessed, changed and filled with more love and joy.

When adopting a child here in Texas, it is important that you find an attorney that will assist you with this special legal journey.  We can happily assist you with the following types of adoptions:

  • Private adoption
  • Grandparent adoption
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Relative adoption
  • Non-relative adoption