Child Custody and Child Support Modifications
While signing a divorce and custody settlement may feel like a final, permanent agreement, that’s not always the case. It’s possible that as your children have gotten older, their needs may change.
Conflict Resolution Through Mediation
In most Texas counties, divorcing couples are required to attend mediation before their case goes to trial. As a result, the mediation process often determines the final details of the divorce.
Alimony & Spousal Support
When a marriage ends, what new obligations begin? One of the most frequently asked questions in a divorce is whether one party can be ordered to pay alimony to the other.
Prenuptial & Post-Marital Agreements
At the outset, 0% of marriages plan to divorce. But in the end, 50% of them do. This simple fact clearly illustrates the importance of prenuptial and post-marital agreements.
Tracing of Separate Property Assets
Not all property that you hold is community property. And while the law seems clear, spouses often fervently disagree on when or how a property was acquired.
Complex Property Valuation and Division
A fair settlement begins with an honest valuation. When determining the financial outcome of your divorce, there are two major facets the court will consider that can have a lasting impact on your finances: valuation and division.
Business Valuation and Characterization
In a divorce involving assets that include a family-owned business, business assets, stocks, stock options partnership interest or other commercial assets, getting a fair and accurate business valuation is a vital step in safeguarding your interests.
Child Support Payment and Timing
Child support payment is an issue many going through a divorce struggle with. In the state of Texas, child support may be ordered in three different scenarios.
When going through a divorce, couples undergo a thorough lifestyle analysis. All marital property is taken into account and both individual’s budgets are evaluated to determine what life after divorce might look like.
Strategies for Co-parenting
Every child is different and will respond differently to the divorce or separation of their parents. And though the impact of a divorce on a child is significant, rest assured, it can be overcome.
Collaborative divorce isn’t the same as amicable or uncontested divorce. Simply put, collaborative divorce allows spouses to work out their own settlement, through their attorneys, without the supervision, delays or constraints associated with going to court.
Same-Sex Couples’ Child Custody Issues
Parental rights are established fairly easily in the case of heterosexual couples, whether or not the couple is married.
The birth of a child can be an unexpected event, and many times the paternity of a child can be a contested issue. Paternity issues frequently arise for men in conjunction with the establishment of child support orders, or when accusations of infidelity are intertwined with a divorce action.
Interstate and International Child Custody and Support
Few things can make a parent feel more powerless than having a child relocated to a different state or country. The laws of other states and nations differ from Texas law, and can have an impact on your custody or support arrangement.
The area of Grandparents’ Rights is an evolving concept in family law. At present, it is not impossible for a grandparent to obtain rights to his or her grandchild, but it is extremely difficult.
Fathers’ Rights in Texas
Simply put, a father’s right to act as a caring parent does not begin and end with marriage.
Child Relocation Cases
As our economy changes, more and more parents are faced with the decision of having to relocate across the state or country.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Proving or disproving drug or alcohol use in court can be a very complex and difficult process that requires experienced trial lawyers familiar with gathering and presenting evidence.