- Divorce is a legal proceeding that dissolves a marriage.
- In the State of Texas, we have a no-fault ground for divorce. This means that anyone can get divorced for any reason.
- Divorce Law is a complicated area of the law and can be very challenging for one who is unrepresented.
- The benefit of having an attorney is that your rights will be protected and the attorney will be able to guide you through the complex process of a divorce proceeding.
- It is important to have representation because you may be entitled to certain things within the confines of the law and perhaps those things may not be afforded to you, if you don’t have representation. In other words, you may not know that you are entitled to certain things in the law.
- This is an area of Family law that covers children with respect to Parents visitation rights and duties.
- The risk that one encounters in a Custody proceeding without representation, is losing certain rights as a parent. These rights may include overnight visits, obligation to pay child support, supervised visitation, etc.
- The benefit of having representation is that the rights that you have prescribed by law will be protected and you will have a higher chance in overcoming the Custody proceedings.
- In Texas, the Custodial Parent, (the parent who has majority of time with the child) typically has the right to receive child support for the support of the child.
- The non-custodial parent, (the parent with less time with the child) typically will have the obligation to pay child support.
- Child Support can be agreed to in terms of the amount, but there are basic guidelines prescribed by law, if the amount is not agreed to.
- There are times were the non-custodial parent ceases to pay child support and that’s where we can help.
- The possible consequences of not paying child support ranges from losing your driver’s license to being incarcerated.
An enforcement suit is a remedy afforded to one who is owed child support and the non-custodial parent has not fulfilled their obligations. An enforcement suit can also cover a parent not allowing access and possession of the child to the other parent.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- This is an agreement either before or after marriage that outlines a roadmap in the event of divorce.
- This is a valuable tool that could save thousands of dollars in attorney fees in the event of a divorce.