What Is Family Law?
Family law is a broad term that includes issues when it comes to both civilians and members of the armed forces. When it comes to family law, having a trusted legal advisor by your side will help ensure you and your loved ones are protected and represented professionally during all legal proceedings.
Some of the most common areas that require a family law attorney:
• Divorce: Divorce is the process in which you and your spouse will navigate the dissolution of your marriage from property division, spousal support, and child custody issues
• Child Custody: All child custody cases can be complex and there is a lot at stake. Each case is unique and has its own issues. The most important factor for parents is the best interest of the child(ren).
• Adoption: For a child to be adopted, the parental rights of one or both parents must be terminated. Parental rights can be terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily. A few grounds for involuntary termination include abuse, neglect, and failure to support.
• Name Change: The law varies with name changes as it depends on whether the name change is sought for an adult or a child. Sometimes, the court has no discretion regarding the name change being sought, for example, the decree of divorce or annulment.
Some Terms to Know
Marital Property: Texas is one of nine states that is a community property jurisdiction.
In general, this means that any property acquired by a couple during their marriage (with a few exceptions)
is equally owned by both spouses.
Alimony: Alimony is a payment that one spouse makes to the other during and/or after the divorce process. In Texas, the court calls these payments "spousal maintenance" or "maintenance."
Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup): A premarital agreement is a contract entered into by spouses before marriage. It helps to define how assets and debts are treated and divided during the marriage, during divorce, or in death. Reasons To Hire A Family Law Attorney Some of the most common reasons to hire a family law attorney:
Why We Are The Best Family Law Attorneys In San Antonio
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