Family Law Attorney
If you are considering a family law attorney, it is important to understand the different types of attorneys and what each can do for you.
There are three general types of family law attorneys: divorce attorneys, child custody attorneys, and adoption attorneys. Each type of attorney handles different aspects of family law.
A family law attorney can help you through the process of getting divorced, a child custody attorney can help you agree on custody arrangements and parenting plans, and an adoption attorney can help you adopt a child. It is important to find the right type of attorney for your needs so that you can get the best possible legal representation. Contact me if you have questions and I can help.
No one gets married expecting to get divorced, but unfortunately, it happens. There are a lot of different ways to get divorced, depending on your specific situation. To make sure you know what to do, it is a good idea to speak with a family law attorney.
In order to file for divorce in Texas, you must have lived in Texas for at least six months and in the county where you want to file for at least the last ninety days. Because the waiting period is often at least 60 days, you’ll have time to finalize the arrangement after submitting the initial Petition.
If you find yourself in this situation, I can help. We will work with you to ensure that the divorce process is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
An Agreed Divorce is one in which the husband and wife reach an agreement on all terms of the divorce, including division of property, child custody, and alimony. Once they have reached an agreement, they will file a Joint Petition for Divorce.
If you are able to come to an agreement with your spouse about the terms of your divorce, then you may be able to file for an Agreed Divorce. This is the quickest and simplest type of divorce since it does not require a trial.
I understand that divorce is a difficult process, and I am here to help you through it. I am an experienced divorce lawyer who can assist you in reaching an agreement with your spouse. I will review your case and answer any questions you have about the divorce process.
A Contested Divorce is one in which the husband and wife cannot agree on one or more terms of the divorce, and a trial will be held to resolve these issues.
If you are unable to come to an agreement with your spouse about the terms of your divorce, then you may have to file for a Contested Divorce. This type of divorce can take longer and be more complicated than an Agreed Divorce since it will require a trial.
If you’re going through a divorce and there are issues about the details, you’ll want someone who has handled similar circumstances before. I have represented clients in many complex divorce cases. I will work with you to gather the necessary evidence and documents to support your case.
As your family law attorneyI will also negotiate with the other party’s attorney to reach an agreement. If an agreement cannot be reached, we will prepare your case for trial. Our goal is to protect your rights and interests and to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your divorce.
In Texas, the property that is acquired during the marriage is called community property. Community property generally includes all income and assets that are acquired during the marriage.
If you are going through a divorce, then you will need to divide your property. However, there are types of property that are excluded from community property which include: gifts, inheritance, and personal injury claim recoveries. Any property that was owned prior to the marriage must also be addressed.
Finally, the issue will be to determine what is a “just and fair division” of property in light of all evidence. This can be a difficult task, and I can assist you in this process.
If you have children, then one of the most important issues in your divorce will be child custody. In Texas, there are two types of child custody: physical custody and legal custody.
Physical custody is when the child lives with one parent and visits the other parent. Legal custody is when the parents share the ability to make decisions about the child’s welfare, including education, healthcare, and extracurricular activities.
In many cases, parents are able to come to an agreement about child custody. However, if they are unable to do so, then a court will make the decision.
To ensure that your child custody arrangement is fair and in the best interest of your child, it is important to consult with a family law attorney. I have many years of experience dealing with child custody cases and can help you get the best possible arrangement for your child.
If you have children, then you may be required to pay child support. Child support is the money that one parent pays to the other parent to help with the costs of raising the child.
In Texas, child support is calculated using a formula that takes into account the income of both parents and the number of children. The court will also consider other factors, such as whether one parent has primary custody of the child.
If you are ordered to pay child support, then it is important to make your payments on time. If you do not, then you may be subject to penalties, including wage garnishment and suspension of your driver’s license.
As your family law attorney, I may assist you in determining the amount of child support that you will be required to pay. I can also help you if you are having trouble making your payments or if the other parent is not following the child support order.
Enforcing Child Support Orders
If the other parent is not following the child support order, then you may need to take action to enforce it. There are a number of ways to do this, including wage garnishment and filing a contempt of court action.
As your family law attorney, I can help you take the necessary steps to enforce the child support order. I will work with you to gather the evidence that you need and will represent you in court if necessary.
After a Divorce and Post Divorce Proceedings
Once your divorce is final, there may still be some issues that need to be resolved. These can include things like:
• Modifications of Divorce Decrees and Orders
• Changing the amount of Child Custody or terms of Visitation
• Changing or Enforcing Child Support
If you need assistance with these matters, then I can help you. I have experience dealing with post-divorce proceedings and can provide you with the guidance that you need.
A change in the parent’s or child’s circumstances might necessitate amending a Divorce Decree. These include changing which parent has the right to determine where the child lives, changing the terms of visitation, and changing the amount of child support.
A substantial change in the income of one party, the relocation of a parent or a child expressing interest to live with the other parent may require a modification of the existing orders. These changes may call for an increase or decrease in child support, a change of custody, or a revision of the terms of visitation arrangements.
Need Help From a Family Law Attorney? Talk to a Professional
If you are dealing with a family law matter, then it is important to seek out the assistance of a professional family law attorney. I have many years of experience dealing with different types of family law matters. I can provide you with the guidance that you need to make sure that your rights are protected.
Contact me today to schedule a consultation. I can help you understand your options and what you can do to protect your interests.