Probate and Estate Planning


Estate planning is the process of developing a comprehensive plan for future scenarios, including the distribution of assets after death and decision-making in the event of an incapacitating illness or injury. This can help with preventing disputes and reducing stress on surviving family members. We help individuals and couples draft wills and powers of attorney to document their wishes. Once the time has come we can help you if you have been appointed to settle the estate of a family member or friend, by walking you through your duties, providing clear legal advice and advocacy if any problems arise.

Divorce


Although divorce is usually an unhappy situation, sometimes it become inevitable. There is concern regards how to split assets, what assets are community property, what was a gift, etc. Not to mention the issues that arise when children are involved, such as custody, visitation and child support. An attorney is able to help you navigate this typically tumultuous time. Contact us today so we can bring your case to success with as little stress on you as possible.

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Custody & Visitation


In order to obtain custody, you will need to prove to the court that maintaining custody of your child is in their best interest.This is the rule that the courts follow. Unfortunately, the courts have limited time to get to know each situation. We are committed to helping you structure a parenting plan that makes the most sense for you and your child — and our practice is balanced in the protection of both mothers' and fathers' rights. We will take the actions necessary to see that plan put into place. 

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Paternity


When a child is born outside of marriage, paternity needs to be legally established in order for certain rights to be observed, such as the right of the custodial parent to seek child support and the right of the non-custodial parent to seek child custody or visitation arrangements. In most situations, the custodial parent is the mother, but that is not always the case. Contact us today to help you establish paternity and protect your parental rights. 



Child Support


Everyone acknowledges that it costs money to raise a child. Disputes often arise over exactly how much child support is necessary and fair. The Texas Family Code contains predetermined guidelines that outline how child support should be calculated. However, the courts can set support above or below the statutory guideline support amount. With over 2 years of experience working with the Office of the Attorney General, we can help get the appropriate amount  awarded. 



Pre/Post Marital Agreements


Often times we hear about pre-marital agreements. Those agreements made prior to marriage where couples are able to determine how they will split assets acquired during marriage, as well as set up spousal and child support. In addition, couples can still enter into a similar agreement once married. in the unfortunate case of a divorce, these agreements help to ease to the pain and limit arguments. Contact us today to see how we can help.