Protect Your Rights to Have a Fulfilling Life with Your Loved Ones
Dealing with family law issues can be some of the most emotionally challenging
proceedings for people to face. When your issues conflict with those of
your loved ones, it can be hard to think straight and do what is right
for your future. At MAS Law, our family law attorney brings
years of experience to each case to ensure clients get compassionate representation and careful guidance.
Call today to schedule your initial consultationtoday to get started.
Dial (972) 460-9339 now to speak with a family law attorney. You can also
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Comprehensive Legal Service for All Your Family Law Needs
Preparing a family law case is about more than just knowing state law.
It’s about having the experience to plan ahead for the future. The
issues you will have to decide in family law cases can often have a profound
and long-term impact on you, your children, and your financial resources.
They can also be fraught with highly-charged emotions in which you will
need the calm and rational guidance of a trusted legal advisor. In some
cases, you and the opposing party may be able to resolve your differences
through simple or formal negotiation or mediation. In other cases, resolution
may only be sought through courtroom intervention.
Our family law attorney at MAS Law has tried over 100 cases in front of
juries. This has given our firm not just valuable litigation experience
but an understanding of how courts view various family law issues and
how to use this knowledge to plan for your optimal outcome.
MAS Law can provide you with legal guidance for issues such as:
Divorce. This process commonly involves issues such as the child custody and visitation,
child support, spousal maintenance, the division of marital community
property and debt, and other issues relevant to your case. Whether you
are filing a no-fault divorce based on the irretrievable breakdown of
your marriage or on Texas fault grounds alleging misconduct, our firm
can help you navigate all phases and issues of your particular case. Having
competent representation is important to this process to ensure you obtain
the best possible outcome for your situation.
Child Support. In Texas, the parent that retains primary physical custody of a child
is generally provided child support payments by the other parent (considered
the noncustodial parent). Texas provides state child support guidelines
that are used to calculate payment amounts based on the paying parent’s
net income, the number of children needing support, and other factors.
In some cases, where the calculated amount is deemed unfair or not in
a child’s best interests, it can be adjusted up or down by the court.
Our firm can help you calculate accurate and fair payments that help your
child get the care he or she needs.
Child custody. In Texas, custody is divided into two categories: physical custody and
“legal” custody. “Conservatorship” is the Texas
term for legal custody, giving parents’ rights to make decisions
about their child’s life, such as schooling, religious upbringing,
health care, and more. Physical custody pertains to parenting time with
each parent. Texas law favors joint managing conservators and joint physical
custody unless some factor would preclude this such as a parent with a
history of domestic violence. Parenting plans in custody cases are legal
agreements between parents outlining how co-parenting arrangements will
be made that commonly detail overnights, holiday and other special event
schedules, and more. Custody is a difficult subject for most divorcing
couples. Let MAS Law handle the challenges of building a case for the
right custody arrangement.
Spousal maintenance. Texas courts consider many factors when calculating these payments, such
as the earning capacity of the spouse, the responsibility for the children,
health and age of parties, ability to work, duration of the marriage,
and the financial resources and liabilities of the spouse. Generally,
in order to receive support after the divorce, the parties must have been
married for a period exceeding 10 years and, if a Texas court decides,
a party may be qualified to receive up to $2,500 a month for a maximum
of three 3 years.
Division of marital property and debt. Texas is a community property state which means that all marital property
and debt is owned equally by both spouses and must be divided equally.
However, adjustments may be made by the court after considering a variety
of factors, such as earning capacities, ages, health, what each contributed
to the marriage, marital misconduct, and more. Couples can reach negotiated
settlements on their own that courts will generally accept. Where this
cannot be accomplished, the court will decide the issue.
Modifications. Individuals subject to family court orders such as child support, custody,
and spousal maintenance can seek to have these orders modified by a judge.
A substantial change in circumstances must be shown to the court that
would justify amending the order.
Enforcement. Child support, spousal maintenance, and child custody orders often need
to be enforced when they are violated. Our firm can help you get orders
enforced as well as defend you if you have been falsely accused of a violation.
Alternatives to Courtroom Divorce
Going to family court can become contentious. There are other ways to handle
your divorce without fighting in front of a judge. In an uncontested divorce,
the parties negotiate and come to an agreement as to child custody and
distribution of assets. The experienced family law attorneys at MAS Law
are here to help you prepare all required documents for your uncontested
divorce. If there are still issues that need to be resolved afterward,
we are ready to go to court with you.
Call (972) 460-9339 now and
schedule your free consultation. We stand ready to provide you with the guidance you need.