The area of Family Law encapsulates a number of areas including divorce, custody, child support and adoption. These types of issues are best handled by experienced attorneys like ours who have worked on these cases for many years. Divorce lawyers have a special understanding of the difficult situation families are in, and work to mitigate stress and worry as much as possible. The concepts of custody and adoption are closely related as the court’s goal is to ensure the care and well-being of the children involved. Our team of divorce lawyers will represent your interests, and work toward the best possible outcome for you.
There are many complications that arise with divorce, and these involve financial, legal and emotional issues. Our experienced divorce lawyers help professionals, business owners and other clients protect what they value most in the divorce. We can handle cases of varying complexity and will work to ensure children stay in the same school, protecting the family business, and whatever other goals you seek.
Every case is different, and we look at every case individually. We will protect your interests. Our expert divorce lawyers will outline how the state property division laws affect your case, and will help you understand what to expect in the divorce. We will work with you in evaluating and dividing a variety of interests including:
- Life insurance policies
- Deferred compensation
- Retirement plans
- Business-owned property
- Profit sharing plans
- Offshore accounts
- An estate plan
- Personal property
We focus on getting the best outcomes for our clients, and this typically requires accurate property, business, and asset valuations. The opinions of Certified Public Accountants and other experts are gathered to ensure that the division of assets is handled with your best interests in mind. We also employ investigators who are able to review the overall situation and identify any hidden assets that you may not have been aware of.
The issue of child custody is often the most difficult part of the divorce process, but we’re here to help. We work with scheduling coordinators, licensed counselors, and child therapists to outline and pursue the best possible outcome for you and your children. These professionals will help to sort out the new reality that will exist after the divorce is complete.
Determining appropriate levels of child support can be a complex task. There is well established case law on this subject, and we understand how to achieve the best possible outcome. Regardless of whether we work with the party on the paying or receiving end of support, we seek to find the answer that best meets your unique situation.
There are a variety of situations where families seek to adopt a child. No matter which situation you’re in, it can be an exciting and complicated time. Some families seek a private adoption, some families use surrogacy to grow their families, other cases involve a step-parent adopting a child and grandparents often formally adopt their grandchildren as well.
With our expertise in custody matters, we’re able to counsel you while working with an adoption agency whether you adopt within Texas, another state or even internationally. We assist you in establishing your parental rights and ensure your interests are represented.
Disclaimer: The law does not allow us to help you find a child to adopt.
When involving a third-party with assisted reproduction, it can be a complicated process. We can ensure that there is no question regarding parental rights. This is an extremely complex area of law, and our expertise will give you confidence in knowing you’ve started off right.
A step-parent adoption can be especially complicated when the other parent is absent or unwilling to terminate their parental rights. We can help fight for your rights and ensure your family becomes a complete unit in the way you envision it.
An uncommon, but important area of custody is when a grandparent seeks to step in and become the primary care giver to their grandchild. We work with these families to ensure that the grandchildren are getting the proper care.