Family Law and Divorce — League City, Texas
Members of your family are your closest personal relations, whether the bonds were created by blood or marriage. As such, there are many legal matters that fall under the umbrella of family law in Texas, most of which are addressed in the Texas Family Code. The issues affect some of the happiest moments of your life, including preparations for marriage or adoption. However, there are also unfortunate circumstances that family laws address, such as divorce and domestic violence. Because they are so broad, you can expect that you will have encounters with family law matters at some point in life.
When that time comes, you can trust the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates for skilled, diligent legal representation. Our team has years of combined experience, backed by in-depth knowledge of the concepts that apply to your case. We are prepared to develop a solid strategy for advancing your goals, both in court and in settlement negotiations. Please contact us today to speak to a League City family law attorney. We are happy to set up a consultation to review your details, but you may also benefit from some background information.
Legal Representation for All Family Law Cases
You can count on our lawyers to protect your rights and interests regardless of how you play a role in a family law case. We are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of:
Divorce: While every case is different, most parties must address property division and spousal support in divorce proceedings. Texas is a community property state, so all assets acquired during the marriage belong to both spouses regardless of who bought, invested, or acquired them. Alimony may be awarded to a lower earning spouse to provide for his or her “minimum reasonable needs” after divorce.
We are prepared to assist with contested divorce, in which the parties disagree on certain aspects of the case. Still, it is important to have legal counsel even with an uncontested divorce case.
Issues Related to Minor Children: Parents have rights and obligations related to children regardless of their own relationship, so their needs are a factor in a divorce. However, child custody, visitation, and support are also key in a paternity matter. Texas uses the term conservatorship to refer to custody, which involves important decision making in the child’s life. Visitation, i.e., possession and access, is awarded to the nonresidential parent. When making decisions on child custody and visitation, judges refer to the child’s best interests.
Mediation and Collaborative Divorce: Not all divorces must go to court, and many are resolved through these proceedings. Mediation is an informal session in which the parties try to work out disagreements with help from a trained mediator. Collaborative divorce involves a series of discussions between their parties and lawyers to resolve disputes.
Enforcement and Modifications: All orders issued by a family law court are legally binding, so parties have the right to enforce the terms. These matters often arise with failure to pay spousal support or child support, but enforcement may be necessary when a parent is not abiding by the custody arrangement.
Upon a substantial change in circumstances, it may be necessary to request that the court modify its order. Parties cannot unilaterally make alterations to the court order, even if they agree.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Misconduct: Divorce and family law cases can inspire heated emotions, leading a party to make false statements about violence to gain leverage. If you are a target of such allegations, it is critical to take proper action to protect your rights. For those who fear for their safety, it is possible to get a protective order on an emergency basis.
Allegations of sexual misconduct in divorce may be also related to adultery. Besides being grounds for divorce, cheating can also impact property division and child custody.
Pre and Post Marital Agreements: Though it may be an awkward topic to discuss in the days leading up to your wedding, prenuptial agreements offer considerable advantages. Both parties can memorialize their objectives if the marriage does break down, so the key issues in divorce are already resolved. You can also execute the documents after getting married, in which case you are dealing with a post-marital agreement.
Legal Help with Family Law Solutions
Many people assume that these legal issues must go to court, but there are other options for resolving conflicts. Mediation and collaborative law are described above, and some parties can work out differences through their respective attorneys. Any remaining disputes must go to court for a contested hearing.
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates is prepared for all contingencies in a family law case, whether we are advocating for you out of court or fighting for your rights before the judge. A League City family lawyer will:
- Consult with you on your current situation, needs, and goals with respect to family law issues;
- Develop a strategy designed to achieve your objectives;
- Communicate with opposing counsel on options for resolving disputes and problem-solving;
- Negotiate a settlement on family law issues;
- Participate in mediation and/or collaborative law proceedings;
- Prepare the necessary documents for an agreement, including the required court orders; and,
- Appear in court to enter orders and finalize details on any agreement you reach through mediation or settlement.
Our team has considerable trial advocacy skills, so we are ready to represent you in court. We will present evidence, testimony, and arguments to advance your position and obtain a favorable outcome.
Discuss Your Options with a League City Family Law Attorney
While it is encouraging to know that there are multiple routes for resolving family law matters, retaining legal counsel should be a priority. You have important rights to protect when dealing with your closest relationships, and some cases may affect your future and financial interests. For more information, please contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. You can schedule a consultation by calling (281) 962-7817 or going online. After reviewing your circumstances, a Texas family law attorney can offer personalized advice.
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