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My website has been designed to provide you with enough information to determine if my practice can be of service to you. On my Family Law page, you will find helpful information regarding some of the key issues in family law. On the Resouces page you will find links to many federal, state, and county resources related to family law in addition to some links to site with general information regarding family law. Or simply call (713) 780-9595 for a free initial consultation.
Family Cases in Houston and throughout Texas
Family cases in Houston, like many family cases in Texas, usually start when a divorce petition is filed by the family lawyer representing the party bringing the divorce. The petition for divorce is a formal legal document that contains background information (such as when the marriage and separation occurred and the names, ages, and social security number of any minor children), states the reason a divorce is desired, and requests relief (including child custody, property division, and other matters). Typically, the information contained in the petition is obtained by the family lawyer when the lawyer and client meet to discuss the background facts of the marriage and the reasons for divorce.
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Property Division in a Divorce
In the divorce decree, the court must divide all the parties' community property. The court cannot give the separate property of one spouse to the other spouse, except with the owner's agreement. Therefore, the divorce lawyers must present evidence to help a court decide whether each item owned by the parties is community or separate property.
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Custody, Visitation and Child Support
There is no doubt divorce affects the lives of scores of children in Houston, and throughout Texas. With very few exceptions, divorcing couples with the help of their Family lawyers, can and should agree on the issues of custody and visitation. The agreement should ensure that the child or children maintain close and continuing contact with both parties after the divorce is final. If an agreement is reached, the child or children will be spared the unnecessary and destructive fighting between the parents. Most Family Lawyers in Houston will tell you that most parents rank the priority of their children ahead of all the other issues typically involved in a divorce.
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Child Snatching and Parental Kidnapping
The Federal government, as well as the various states, have recognized the dangers and tragedy of parental kidnapping. Texas adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, which is designed to discourage one state from changing another state's custody order.
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