Practice Areas

Adoption

In the areas of family law, adoption is the legal process that establishes a parent/child relationship between individuals who are not related by blood. Once the adoption is completed, the adoptive child is entitled to all the privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents, and the adoptive parents [..]

Read More

Child Custody

When parents and children live in the same household, it is understood how the duties for the care and up-bringing of children are handled on a daily basis. A divorce, however, changes the picture and the parents will need a new set of rules to raise their children. If parents cannot [..]

Read More

Child/Spousal Support

Among the areas of family law that frequently cause difficulty and require legal representation are child support, spousal maintenance and child custody. When parents divorce, child support is the amount the non-custodial parent pays monthly to provide financial support for their children. A court order or agreement between spouses typically establishes a support amount, based [..]

Read More

Division of Property & Debt

When you and your spouse divorce, you will have to divide your property and debts. You may be able to arrive at a decision on your own. The extent of your property determines the complexity of the division. Significant assets and a closely held family business are instances when you will need the assistance of a [..]

Read More

Divorce

Divorce is a process that ends a marriage and the legal responsibilities between a couple, with all of the duties, child issues and property divisions spelled out in the final divorce settlement. If you live in Texas and want to file for divorce, you must be a resident of the state for six months and [..]

Read More

Mediation

Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution, is an assisted negotiation process that allows opposing parties to settle aspects of their case outside the courtroom. Different from arbitration, mediation allows the parties to reach a voluntary settlement. With the help of a neutral third party, two or more parties openly discuss their differences [..]

Read More

Paternity

A paternity proceeding is filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock and may be filed as a separate case or in conjunction with another case, such as divorce petition in which the husband or wife contest the paternity of a minor child. Mothers generally take legal action to seek money [..]

Read More