Texas Family Law Attorney
Texas Family Law Attorney
When your family is in crisis, the stakes are high, so it’s important to choose a Texas family law attorney that’s committed to safeguarding your family’s future. At Co & Co, we always go the extra mile to help you get what you’re entitled to and when the going gets tough, we get tougher. We do everything possible to achieve an amicable settlement, if they won’t agree to something reasonable, we’re not afraid to take them to court. Co & Co has a team you can count on to help you navigate the treacherous waters of family law. Call 281-904-7328 or 832-407-1907 to request a consultation.
Texas Divorce Attorney
If divorce is in the air, it’s important to speak to a Texas divorce attorney as soon as possible to find out what you’re entitled to under the law. It’s heartbreaking when the person you loved becomes your enemy, but you can’t let this cloud your judgment. If your spouse suggests “keeping the lawyers out of it,” and asks you to sign on the dotted line, don’t be conned into sacrificing your financial future and what’s best for your children. Call Co & Co for a consultation and find out what you’re legally entitled to for your divorce.
Texas is a community property state for the purpose of property division upon divorce. This means that marital property will be divided equally, but it’s not as simple as it sounds. There are often disputes about whether property is marital, which means it is divided, or separate, which means that it belongs to only one of the spouses. Without a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, a marital home owned by one spouse, but improved during the marriage becomes a gray area. This means you might have to sell the house or buy out your spouse, even if the deed is only in your name. It’s hard to make plans for your future without an understanding of the assets you’re likely to keep after a divorce. Set your mind at ease by speaking to an Texas divorce attorney that can help you figure it out.
Back in the day, alimony was regularly awarded to women upon divorce when they did not work outside the home, earned less than their husbands and/or had children to take care of in the homes. The law has changed drastically in the last twenty years, making alimony, which is now called spousal maintenance, gender neutral and only awarded if one of the spouses doesn’t have enough property or income to provide for basic needs plus one of the following;
If you are wondering whether you are entitled to spousal maintenance or might be ordered to pay it, call Co & Co for a consultation.
Child Custody, Child Support and Parenting Time
In Texas, child custody, child support and parenting time decisions are usually determined by what is in the child’s best interest. It is usually considered best for parents to have joint custody, called “joint managing conservators” in Texas, sharing both decision making and time with the children. In most cases one parent will provide the primary residence for the children and the other parent will have parenting time and pay child support. It is becoming more common for parents to parenting 50/50, shuttling children between two homes without either parent paying support. Child custody battles are hard on the entire family, so at Co & Co we try our best to help parents to develop an agreement that works well for the entire family.