Family Law in Houston, TX
PROVIDING GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION WHEN YOUR FAMILY CHANGES
Family is the foundation. Family nurtures us, molds us, and inspires us. The breakup of the family unit can impose significant changes in parental relationships, finances, and property rights. Our team values what our clients value and will fight to protect your interests while faced with a divorce or separation. We have many years of experience in family law and will provide the best legal representation to obtain your desired outcome. We assist clients with:
Enforcement of Decrees and Orders
Establishing or Contesting Paternity
Modification of Custody and/or Child Support
Property Disposition -Spousal Maintenance
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Frequently Asked Question
What are my rights as a parent?
As a parent in Texas, in addition to having the right to spend time with your child, you can also decide on the child's welfare, education, medical care, religious teachings, as well as other important matters. These items usually fall under the umbrella of legal custody in matters of family law.
What does child custody include?
In Texas law, the word "custody" is not used in any legal documents. In Texas the term used is conservatorship. "Child Custody" doesn't have a singular definition even when dealing with a joint conservatorship the parameters can vary. It is very unusual for one parent to be granted authority to keep the children from the other parent without any visitation rights. However, in making any determination of parental rights to a child, the court will consider what is in the child’s best interests.
Do I need to hire a divorce lawyer?
You are not required to hire a divorce attorney. You have the option of representing yourself. However, divorce law and divorce matters are complicated and emotionally loaded. By representing yourself you may be putting yourself at a significant disadvantage throughout the divorce process.
Is Alimony or Spousal Maintenance provided for in Texas law?
What is typically considered as alimony is referred to as spousal maintenance in the Texas Family Code. Yes, spousal maintenance is available under Texas law. However, a spouse must meet the requirements under the Texas Family Code before a Court may grant spousal maintenance. Additionally, courts will consider all relevant factors before granting an award of spousal maintenance.
Is property divided equally, 50/50 in a Texas divorce?
There is no requirement in Texas law that property division should be 50/50. The division of property is up to the judge. There are many factors that influence how marital property, or community property is distributed.