TEXAS FAMILY LAW
Family law is a specific area of law that deals with family issues.
There are many sub-parts to family law that may apply to your case; sometimes, more than one sub-part may apply. Family law deals with:
- Contested and uncontested divorce
- Division of assets and liabilities (property division),
- Custody (conservatorship)
- Grandparents rights
- Name change (child and adult)
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Spousal support
- Access and Possession
- Domestic Violence
- Termination of parental rights
- Parental Kidnapping
- Child support
- Enforcement action
- Writ of Habeas Corpus
- Unbundled family services (Fairway Legal) – self help and legal coaching
- Reconciliation Program (Fairway Legal)
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution, another form of resolving conflicts. It is not unusual for emotions to be high and families become tense during a divorce. Custody issues also tend to generate high emotions. Most cases in Harris county, Texas are ordered to mediation. The judges want the parties to try to resolve issues and reach a compromise on one, if not all parts of the suit. In a mediation, a neutral person serve as a facilitator (i.e. referee).
In a divorce dispute where a couple has a child, child custody and child support are heavily discussed and must be properly advocated. Judges try to divide assets equally between the spouses and prefer joint managing conservatorship. However, there are cases where one spouse asks and receives a higher share of the properties than the other spouse. For example, where one party is a victim of cruelty from the other spouse, the abused spouse may receive a higher share of the property.
If you have been held in contempt of not following court order, you need legal assistance. Contempt is a serious legal matter that can carry civil penalty such as a fine and/or a criminal fine. Criminal penalties according to the Texas Family Code carry up to 6 months in a local jail; this usually occurs where the non-custodial parent has failed to pay child support and owes in arrears.
LIMITED SCOPE REPRESENTATION for DIYs (UNBUNDLED SERVICES)
Legal Consultation: we provide one-hour legal consultation based on your circumstance.
Self-assistance: we provide legal advice and also help you prepare your paperwork to take action in the legal system.
Assisted pro-se services: we provide you with legal advice, help you prepare your paperwork, and also coaches you through the legal system. This choice reduces the hourly fees of court appearance
Attorney-Mediator: we represent your interest during the mediation whether it is a half-day mediation or a full day mediation
Court Appearances: in limited circumstances and upon review of your case, we appear as your attorney to argue your case. However, this option does not apply to complex or contested divorces due to the preliminary work and preparation that are necessary for a successful litigation.
FULL SCOPE REPRESENTATION
In a full scope representation, we handle your entire case for you. From the moment you fill out our questionnaire to the final hearing, we ensure that your interests are protected. Also, when children are involved, their best interest is at the forefront.
At Aminu Law Firm, we assist our clients with their family law matters, no matter how simple or complex. We advocate for our clients in child support hearings and domestic proceedings.
Contact us for your appointment (Houston Family Attorneys). (832) 529-1255.